Professsor Sundaram is an expert in corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and assessing corporate financial impacts of climate change. He has taught executives and MBAs in corporate programs and business schools in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
Professor Sundaram has created innovative executive programs, including the “Back In Business” program for off-rampers re-entering the workforce, and a consortium program for business journalists from top-tier newspapers. He has created/led numerous finance programs and director/officer forums on governance. He created the first ever course on business and climate change in a U.S. business school.
Firms that Professor Sundaram has worked with include Alcatel, American Electronics Association, Autodesk, Baker-Hughes, BMW, Constellation Brands, Dow Jones, Ericsson, Honeywell, ING, Motorola, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Schneider Electric,Textron, UBS, United Technologies, The Wall Street Journal, and the World Bank. He is a member of the advisory board of the Energy and Resources Institute and founding member of the Foundation for Advancement of Research in Financial Economics. Professor Sundaram has won numerous teaching and research awards and was co-recipient of a Sloan Foundation grant to examine corporate governance issues in U.S. corporations.
A metric that he created to measure firms’ stock price exposure to fossil fuel prices and GHG emissions—the “fossil fuel beta” (FFβ™)—is used by CFO to rank publicly traded companies in the U.S. He is faculty director of the Tuck Sustainability Forum, a consortium of Chief Sustainability Officers of a group of Fortune 500 companies.
Professor Sundaram has published in leading journals in finance, law, international business, and organizational studies, including Journal of Financial Economics, Law and Contemporary Problems, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, and Organization Science. He coedited a special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems on corporate governance. He is coauthor of the book The International Business Environment (Prentice-Hall) and author of over 50 cases. He has served on many editorial boards.
Professor Sundaram has also published in the popular press, including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and nytimes.com, and been quoted in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, ABC News, Nightly Business Report, Marketplace, Fox Business News, and CNBC. He is a member of Forbes “Intelligent Investing” panel of experts.
Professor Sundaram has held teaching positions at the Thunderbird School of Management, and at the University of Michigan Business School. From 2005 to 2008, he was Faculty Director of Tuck Executive Education. He received his BSc and MSc from Madras University in India, and his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was awarded his PhD from Yale University.