Leith Sharp, MEd

Leith Sharp is the director and lead faculty of the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership at Harvard's Center for Health and the Global Environment. Sharp has spent twenty years driving sustainability into the core business of organizations. She has taught change leadership for sustainability at Harvard for fifteen years and is best known for her work as founding director of Harvard's Office for Sustainability, where she built the world's largest green campus organization with a largely self-funding model, leading Harvard to become a global leader in campus sustainability. She has taught change leadership for sustainability at Harvard University for the last twelve years, earning numerous commendations for distinguished teaching performance.

Since 2010, Sharp has been co-creating and open sourcing a powerful new model for positioning sustainability as a driver of innovation, agility, and organizational design. This model has been validated by a variety of representatives from business, government, nonprofit, and higher education. Sharp has keynoted and consulted at over 200 conferences and organizations around the world, including the US House of Representatives House Chief Administrative Office and the Ministry for Science, Denmark. For her work, Sharp has been the recipient of many awards including Young Australian of the Year, Environment Category, and a Churchill Fellowship. She holds an engineering degree (UNSW) and a master of education (Harvard).


  • MEd Harvard Graduate School of Education