Statement by Jonathan Lash, president of the World Resources Institute (WRI), on the passing of Coimbatore Krishnarao (known as CK) Prahalad, the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Business School and a longstanding and outstanding member of WRI's Board of Directors.

"CK Prahalad was a remarkable and inspiring visionary hidden within the gruff form of a business professor. He changed corporate leaders’ understanding of business strategy, and anti-poverty crusaders’ views of markets, and was wonderfully engaged in making the business case for sustainability. For nine years CK brought deep commitment, and compelling intelligence to WRI’s Board of Directors, and we will miss him greatly.”