School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287
Dr. Basile is an internationally recognized creative thinker and practitioner in the field of sustainability. Basile started out on a traditional academic career path, with a B.S. in Physics from University of California-Irvine followed by a Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of California-Berkeley and a post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He has held teaching positions at Berkeley and Stanford, and helped develop Green MBA programs in the United States and Sweden. He currently serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations and new ventures, and advises Fortune 500 clients on sustainable business practices and integrated operational and marketing strategies. He served as the R&D head of The Natural Step, an accelerator of global sustainability, and co-founded Thrive Unlimited.
Dr. Basile is widely published and is a sought after speaker focusing on creating strategic alignment between business drivers and emerging market needs.
Basile, G. 2011. What is the worth of a degree in sustainability?. Sustainability, the Journal of Record 4:95-97.
Basile, G., M. Bernstein and S. G. McNall. 2012. Editorial: Trust, sustainability, and poltical innovation: A new reality for our future. Sustainability, the Journal of Record 5:123-126.
Basile, G. 2011. Being strategic about sustainability: A pragmatic guide. Pp. 3-22 In: S. McNall G., J. C. Hershauer and G. Basile. eds., The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, Volume 2: The Global Web: Designing, Managing, and Measuring. Volume 2, Praeger.
Basile, G., G. Broman and K. H. Robert. 2011. A systems-based approach to sustainable enterprise: requirements, utility and limits. Pp. 3-28 In: S. McNall G., J. C. Hershauer and G. Basile. eds., The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, Volume I: Global Challenges and Opportunities. Praeger.
Brundiers, K., G. M. Garfin, G. Basile, R. Bark and R. Quay. 2010. Moving beyond predictions: An integrative approach to downscaling and robust decision making. Presented October 15, 2010 at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Brundiers, K., G. M. Garfin, P. Gober, G. Basile and R. H. Bark. 2010. Collaborative research for water resource management under climate change conditions. Presented December 13, 2010 at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
White, D. D., A. Wiek, L. Keeler, K. Larson, R. Quay and G. Basile. 2012. Selecting and assessing distinct scenarios for sustainable water governance strategies in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Presented June 18, 2012 at the 18th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 17-22, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay, G. Basile, K. Larson and K. Jung. 2012. Value based scenarios: The future of water governance and use in Central-Arizona Phoenix. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.