Dara O'Rourke

Dara O'Rourke


Dara O’Rourke is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the co-founder of GoodGuide.com. Dara has spent the last 20 years researching the environmental, labor, and health impacts of global production systems. He has recently applied this research to a social venture startup GoodGuide –which has built a suite of tools that provide information about the environmental, social, and health performance of products and companies to consumers at the point of purchase (through web and mobile applications), and that empower people to screen and compare products based on their personal values and concerns. Dara’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Business Week, Newsweek, Time, CBS, ABC, NPR, and even the Oprah Magazine. Dara has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and a wide range of non-governmental organizations. He was previously a professor at MIT, and a Switzer Foundation Trustee.

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Academic Background:
University of California Berkeley, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Associate Professor
UC Berkeley
Business & Finance
Environmental Policy & Law
137 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, California 94720

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