A PhD graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Jean-Jacques Degroof has served as a venture investor and teacher for more than a decade. A former Sloan fellow, Dr. Jean-Jacques Degroof was also a fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) in 2003.
Part of Harvard University and its Kennedy School of Government, M-RCBG was established in 1982. Created to address issues in both the private and public sectors through its network of research centers and practical experience, M-RCBG focuses on policy applications in the real world. Its programs cover a wide range of areas, including corporate social responsibility initiatives, regulatory policy, and sustainability science.
– Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Launched in 2004, the initiative includes a number of organizations and the support of several corporations. The initiative maintains a business and international development program and a governance and accountability program, with both programs considering the social impacts and philanthropy efforts of corporations around the world.
– Regulatory Policy Program. Open to any Harvard University student, the program offers a variety of seminars and working papers to develop regulatory processes for all aspects of the business world. It also studies the impact of regulation and how different academic disciplines can contribute to effective regulatory strategies.
– Sustainability Science Program. The center of Harvard University’s teaching and research efforts on issues of sustainable development, the program seeks to advance action and understanding on the subject. A worldwide effort, it collaborates with organizations and research projects such as the National Academy of Sciences and the Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability.