UMass Boston

Nardia Haigh

CM - Dean's Office
Associate Dean
McCormack Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

Scenario Planning, Strategic Management, Climate Change, Corporate Sustainability, Hybrid Organizations, Social Enterprise


PhD, Business Management, University of Queensland, Australia
Master of Technology Management, University of Queensland, Australia
Bachelor of Information Systems, University of Tasmania, Australia

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


Nardia Haigh is a leader in teaching executives and students how to use scenario planning to address the long-term implications of climate change, and to create strategies and business models that address large-scale social and environmental issues. She has researched these issues and consulted with companies about them, and has published articles, reports, and book chapters on the topic. Her work has been cited in news outlets such as Forbes, The Guardian, The Seattle Times, and FastCompany, and PBS NewsHour. She completed her PhD in business management at the University of Queensland Business School, in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to this, Professor Haigh worked as an IT business analyst focusing on stakeholder engagement, and served in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Funding, Awards and Distinctions

2020     Recipient of the College of Management Dean's Excellence in Service Award
2020     Book Award, Organizations and Natural Environment division of the Academy of Management
2020     Recipient of contract for B Lab and JP Morgan Chase & Co. RFP: What Makes a Quality Job at American SMEs?
2017     Second prize in the Social Entrepreneurship track of the 2017 oikos Case Writing Competition
2016     Singapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund grant
2015     Academy of Management Organizations & the Natural Environment Division Best Reviewer Award
2013     SJF Institute/Duke University Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship B LAB and GIIRS Research Project Grant
2012     Academy of Innovation Management, Tsinghua SEM Excellent Paper Award
2011     University of Massachusetts Boston Joseph P. Healey Research Grant
2011     University of Massachusetts Boston College of Management Faculty Scholarship Award
2010     University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment Research Seed Grant
2004     Academy of Management Organizations & the Natural Environment Best Paper Award