Santa Clara University

Allen Hammond

Executive Fellow

Dr. Hammond has published extensively in the scientific, policy research, and business literature, including recent articles in Foreign Affairs ("Digitally Empowered Development," March, 2001), the Harvard Business Review ("Serving the World's Poor, Profitably," September, 2002), and Foreign Policy ("Selling To the Poor,", May-June, 2004). In 1998, his book, Which World?: Scenarios for the 21st Century was published.  Most recently, while the VP for Innovation and Special Projects at World Resources Institute, Dr. Hammond published "The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid," considered the most comprehensive, market analysis of the Bottom of the Pyramid.

Dr. Hammond holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University in engineering and applied mathematics. He created the Research News section of the International Journal of Science and went on to found and edit several national publications, including Science 80-86 (published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science), Issues in Science and Technology (published by the National Academy of Science), and the Information Please Environmental Almanac (published by Houghton-Mifflin). In addition, he broadcast a daily radio program for 5 years (syndicated nationally by CBS) and has written or edited 10 books. Dr. Hammond has won several national magazine awards and other journalist honors. 

He has published extensively in the scientific and policy research literature; has lectured widely; and has served as a consultant to the White House science office, to several U.S. federal agencies, to the United Nations, and to several private foundations.

As a Executive Fellow, Dr. Hammond is focusing on the GSBI's sector strategy, which is initially focused on clean water. He is also on the senior leadership team of Ashoka, where he is focusing on health care and rural connectivity sector development.