Director of Sustainability and Special Advisor to the President
Amanda King serves as Bentley University’s Director of Sustainability and Special Advisor to President Gloria Larson. Amanda oversees the Bentley Office of Sustainability where she guides initiatives aimed at engaging the campus community in carbon (and ecological) footprint reduction efforts. Amanda is focused on presenting the business case for environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility; her position at a business university provides the perfect environment to do just that. At Bentley, Amanda works to engage undergraduate and graduate business students in conversations about sustainable business practices in an effort to prepare future leaders for work in a sector where addressing environmental sustainability has become both the social norm and a profitable venture. Amanda also represents Bentley University on the Boston Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee.
Amanda joined Bentley in July 2009 after working for Environmental Resources Management, a private consulting firm, where she assisted Fortune 500 companies in solving complex environmental problems within their operations. Prior to working at ERM, she obtained a Master's degree in Environmental Management, with a focus in environmental economics and policy, from Duke University. While at Duke, Amanda studied environmental economics, policy analysis and implementation, and sustainable business strategy. During her time at Duke she also worked with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency a nonprofit energy efficiency group. Prior to attending Duke, Amanda worked for two years in environmental consulting for Tata & Howard, Inc. in Westborough, Massachusetts.