Richard Brubaker

Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has been working in Asia to engage, inspire and equip those around him to take their first step since 2005.

Acting as a catalyst for driving sustainability, bringing about changes in leadership and business models, and recalibrating old models so that new opportunities can be seized, Brubaker’s work is centred around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, engaging stakeholders, and doing what it takes to move forward. As Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Founder and Executive Volunteer of HandsOn China and a former Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Richard is focused on building platforms that promote long-term organisational capacity to address the economic, environmental and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

Richard has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects focused on solving social, environmental and economic challenges in Asia, and has facilitated more than 1,000,000 hours of volunteer work across Greater China through his charity, HandsOn China. Richard is regularly invited to speak about his work in social innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and leadership.

Richard holds a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.


Special function

Strategic Visionaries


Sustainability and Climate Protection, Conflict Resolution and Mediation




North America


North America, Asia

Further Engagements

Richard is an active member of the Financial Sustainability Task Team of the GDL.

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