Mohammed Al-Shawaf

The complex, some say intractable, problems we face today require divergence (willingness to rethink existing norms/models) then convergence (willingness to work collaboratively) among individuals, organizations and policy makers. This isn’t easy and I think the most challenging part is making that first ‘leap’. So why do I work for SustainAbility? Because I’m not afraid to jump.

Based in New York, Mohammed’s focus at SustainAbility has been working with clients in the automotive, energy, technology and food & beverage sectors. He has a particular interest in cities and urban development and co-authored a 2012 research report entitled Citystates: How Cities Are Vital to the Future of Sustainability. Mohammed also manages the GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey Program, a joint research initiative polling experts on the state of sustainability and its emerging trends.

Prior to SustainAbility, Mohammed was a Program Manager for the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at UC Berkeley-Haas and a Kiva Microfinance Fellow in Palestine. Mohammed received a B.S. in Business Adminstration from UC Berkeley.

  • University of California, Berkeley, BS Business Administration
Personal Interests
Exploring (of all kinds), running, listening to music (live or otherwise), watching movies, and having good conversations about what’s going on in the world
  • English
    Conversational Arabic


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