David Cooperrider

Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University Chair, The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

David L. Cooperrider is an Academic Partner of Blu Skye, Professor and Former Chairman of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and the founder of The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.To this end, David was the initiator and program co-chair of the Global Forum of business leaders and academics held October 2006. The forum was convened by the United Nations Global Compact, the Academy of Management, and the Case Weatherhead School of Management. In 2004 David designed and facilitated an historic Leaders Summit of the United Nations Global Compact between Kofi Annan and 500 business leaders to 'unite the strengths of markets with the authority of universal ideals to make globalization work for everyone.' Among his highest honors David was invited to design a series of dialogues among 25 of the world's top religious leaders, started by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who said, 'If only the world's religious leaders could just know each other, the world will be a better place.' These dialogs resulted in the formation of the United Religions Initiative.

David has published nine books and authored some 50 articles.