Adam Sulkowski

Associate Professor at Babson Olin Graduate School of Business


  • Babson Olin Graduate School of Business



Babson Olin Graduate School of Business

Academic Division: Accounting & LawAssociate Professor Adam Sulkowski has taught and advised students from all continents in a variety of formats at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels. Adam’s teaching specializations are in the fields of business law, sustainable business, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Prof. Sulkowski’s research has appeared in over 30 publications, including over 20 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, and has explored topics related to sustainability reporting (also known as triple bottom line reporting), integrated reporting, and corporate and environmental law. His findings have been cited in Inc. magazine, MSN, The Times of India, Science Daily, and Cities Today, among others news sources. Adam has advised start-ups such as and has engaged in entrepreneurial projects related to his research and teaching. These have included pioneering the deployment of sustainability reporting – a widely adopted practice in the private sector for boosting good governance and efficiency – with cities on two continents. Prof. Sulkowski received his JD and MBA from Boston College and BA from the College of William & Mary, became a licensed attorney in two states, and was a manager at an education company for several years before becoming a professor at University of Massachusetts where he was awarded tenure. Adam has won awards for teaching, service, and research, including the Holmes-Cardozo Distinguished Paper award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has served academic organizations in various roles, including president, conference chair, section chair, editor, and reviewer. In 2014 and 2015 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Europe. A Polish-American dual citizen, Adam frequently works internationally and has taught, researched, consulted, and explored in over 80 countries.​

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • MBA, Boston College, Carroll School of Management
  • BA, College of William & Mary

Academic Interests

Business Law; Sustainability; Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship; Corporate Social Responsibility; Environmental Entrepreneurship; Global Environmental Issues; Socially Responsible Investing


Awards & Honors

2016 - Outstanding International Case Writing Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business

2014 - Fulbright Scholar

2013 - Green Campus Faculty Award

2013 - MBA Association Teaching Excellence Award

2012 - Thomas Higginson Teaching Award

2011 - Distinguished Proceedings Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference

2011 - Master Teacher Symposium Presenter, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference

2008 - Advisor of the Year Award, Net Impact chapter at UMass Dartmouth

2008 - Grant Recipient from the Government of Canada

2008 - Holmes-Cardozo Distinguished Paper Award, Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference

2007 - Charlton College of Business Research Fellowship

2007 - Provost’s Best Practices Award

2007 - UMass Dartmouth Center for Teaching Excellence Partnership Award

2006 - Best Presentation Award, Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference

2006 - Charlton College of Business Research Fellowship


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