About Us

The Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project engages in and promotes research, education and training activities relating to entrepreneurial ventures launched with the aspiration to create sustainable enterprises that achieve significant growth in scale and value creation through the development and commercialization of innovative products or services which form the basis for a successful international business.

In its core functions, the Project develops and supports its research, publication and training programs in the areas mentioned above; seeks program development grants, gifts and endowments; supports the activities of scholars engaged in work related to the Project’s activities; sponsors conferences, colloquia, forums and seminars; publishes books, working papers, articles technical reports and online materials; and participates in training programs and other initiatives for sustainable entrepreneurs and related professionals.

Dr. Alan S. Gutterman is the Founding Director of the Project.  In addition, Alan’s prolific output of practical guidance and tools for legal and financial professionals, managers, entrepreneurs and investors has made him one of the best-selling individual authors in the global legal publishing marketplace.  His cornerstone work, Business Transactions Solution, is on online-only product available and featured on Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw, the world’s largest legal content platform, which includes almost 200 book-length modules covering the entire life cycle of a business.  Alan has also authored or edited over 40 books on sustainable entrepreneurship, management, business law and transactions, international law business and technology management for a number of publishers including Thomson Reuters, Kluwer, Aspatore, Oxford, Quorum, ABA Press, Aspen, Sweet & Maxwell, Euromoney, CCH, BNA and Business Executive Press.  Alan has over three decades of experience as a partner and senior counsel with internationally recognized law firms counseling small and large business enterprises in the areas of general corporate and securities matters, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, international law and transactions, strategic business alliances, technology transfers and intellectual property, and has also held senior management positions with several technology-based businesses including service as the chief legal officer of a leading international distributor of IT products headquartered in Silicon Valley and as the chief operating officer of an emerging broadband media company.  He has been an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities, including Boalt Hall, Golden Gate University, Hastings College of Law, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco, teaching classes on a diverse range of topics including corporate finance, venture capital, corporate law, Japanese business law and law and economic development,  He received his A.B., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, a D.B.A. from Golden Gate University, and a Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge.   Alan distributes and collects information on Project-related issues through his participation on a variety of social media platforms including the American Express Open ForumFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn and Twitter.  For more information about Alan, his publications or the Project, please contact him directly at alangutterman@gmail.com, and follow him on LinkedIn.