Richard Brubaker


Richard is the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Founder of HandsOn China and an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Southern Methodist University.

Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 20 years in Asia working to engage, inspire and equip those around him to take their first step.

Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, to bring about the changes in leadership and business models, and to recalibrate old models so that new opportunities can be captured, Brubaker’s work is centered around building foundations of knowledge, understanding core issues, engaging stakeholders, and doing what it takes to move forward. 

To date, Brubaker has overseen the development and execution of more than 200 projects focused on solving the social, environmental and economic challenges that are faced in Asia.

Rich is regularly invited to speak at leadership, social innovation and sustainability-focused conferences to speak on issues of social innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and leadership.

Richard holds a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and serves as the Chairman of the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

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