Amir Rahdari is a sustainable and circular business leader. He has been active in sustainability for more than five years both in business and academia. His focus is on the role of business in society, its responsibility towards stakeholders and its potentiality for the realization of the SDGs by the year 2030. He is the Founder of Circular Iran Initiative, Global Sustainability Research Network (GSRN), Director of Sustainability Research Group (SRG) at USERN, Associate Editor at International Journal of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (IGI Global, US) and a Sustainability and Social Responsibility Certified Associate (UK).
In academia, Amir has made several contributions to the fields of CSR, sustainability, social innovation, circular economy, and governance with implications for business community including synthesizing sustainability ratings and most common sustainability indicators, developing sustainability and CSR maturity models, theorizing Hyper-transparency, Sustainable Governance and Schumpeterian social entrepreneurship, examining Sustainability Reporting in HEIs and finding ways for businesses to pursue the SDGs that have been published in leading scholarly journals and international publishers. In 2016, he was appointed as a Science Sentinel in the field of management by publons.In practice, he has developed over a dozen global/local sustainability tools for businesses to use and has consulted/collaborated with more than fifty international organizations across the globe. He is a CSR and Sustainable Business Consultant in Iran and the Middle East. In 2014, he was appointed as one of the young leaders in sustainable business by 2degress (UK). Currently, he is an advisor/consultant to more than a dozen international organizations.