John Tobin

John Tobin

  • Professor of Practice
  • CEMS Program Director

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Emerging Markets and Development

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics and Policy
  • Ethics
  • Global Business
  • Investments
  • Law
  • Strategy
  • Sustainable Business


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


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Professor John Tobin-de la Puente is a professor of practice at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He is an environmental biologist and attorney by training. He has over two decades of private sector experience, having practiced corporate law and worked in the international finance industry for most of his career. His recent work focuses on corporate sustainability, including the management of environmental, social, and reputational risks; stakeholder engagement and communications; business ethics; sustainability strategy; and, development of financial products and services that aim to address broad societal challenges. In addition, he has substantial leadership and governance experience in not-for-profit entities at the board level, particularly in the areas of environment, science, and education.

Selected Publications

Recent Courses

  • AEM 2555 - Corporate Sustainability: The Business Challenge
  • AEM 4090 - Environmental Finance and Markets
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 6990 - M.P.S. Research
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research
  • AEM 4940 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Harvard University, 1995
  • JD Harvard University, 1995
  • BS University of California, Los Angeles, 1986