Laura Nash

Laura Nash
Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics

Laura Nash, Ph.D., has been an author, educator and consultant in business ethics and leadership for the past twenty five years. She was on the faculty of Harvard Business School from October 2000 to July 2006, most recently as senior lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management unit. Nash was Program Director on Business and Religion at Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of Values in Public Life from 1997 to 2000 after ten years on the faculty at Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. In addition to other non-profit boards in business ethics, she served as President of the Society for Business Ethics from 1996-1997. Nash is also the founder and managing partner of Piper Cove Asset Management LLC, a hedge fund which has been in operation since June 2003. Among her books areJust Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Work and Life, with Professor Howard Stevenson (Wiley 2004), Church on Sunday, Work on Monday, with Reverend Scotty McLennan, (Jossey-Bass 2001); Good Intentions Aside: A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Ethical Dilemmas; and Believers in Business.

Nash currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and is an Academic Advisor for the Institute. She is also an Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley. A frequent author and contributor to journals and books on business ethics, corporate culture, and leadership, Nash also has been a regular commentator in the media, including CNBC, Fortune, Forbes’ CEO Conference, Marketplace, Wall Street JournalNewsweek, ABC Nightly News, and Nightline. Just Enough has been featured twice in the Sunday New York Times (Business and Money Sections) as well as in Fast CompanyChild MagazineFinancial Planners Advisor, and other journals.

Nash received her B.A. at Connecticut College and has a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband and two children.