McDonough School of Business

Vishal Agrawal

Vishal Agrawal is Henry J. Blommer Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business and Professor of Operations Management at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. His main research focus is sustainable operations, focusing on managerial challenges at the interface of business and the environment. His research interests and expertise extends across a variety of topics related to the role of businesses in addressing sustainability challenges such as circular economy, business model innovation, renewable energy, product development, supply chain sustainability and consumer behavior. He teaches courses related to these topics at all levels including executive and custom programs. He frequently consults and collaborates with several companies and startups on different issues related to sustainable business.

His research has appeared in leading journals such as Management Science and M&SOM, and has received several awards including the Management Science Best Paper in Operations Management Award (2015), Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability (2016), and the INFORMS TIMES Best Paper Award (2022). He has also received several awards for his teaching including MBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2020) and Poets and Quants Top 40 under 40 MBA Professor (2020).

He is the Academic Director for the McDonough School of Business's Business of Sustainability Initiative, MBA Certificate on Sustainable Business, and the Undergraduate Sustainable Business Fellows Program. He is also currently serving as the Co-Academic Director of the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management degree. He also currently serves as an associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management and as a department editor for Production and Operations Management. 

Academic Appointment(s)

Academic Director, Sustainable Business Initiative, McDonough School of Business
Professor, McDonough School of Business