Anant K. Sundaram

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

"...a valuation guru..." Wall Street Journal



Professor Anant Sundaram is on the finance faculty at Tuck. His expertise is in business valuation, corporate governance, business and climate change, and financial decision-making in health care. He works with senior managers of companies on how their financial fundamentals and performance metrics drive market values and P/E ratios, and has led director forums on corporate governance. He has published widely in academic journals (including in law, finance, and management), is the co-author of two books ("Handbook of Business and Climate Change" (2023, forthcoming), and "The International Business Environment: Text & Cases" (1996)), as well as numerous articles in the popular press.

Professor Sundaram has taught in programs and business schools globally and has worked with senior managers of dozens of companies on business valuation, as well as how their firms’ fundamentals and metrics drive market valuations. He also (selectively) provides expert testimony in valuation cases. He has won over a dozen teaching awards, pioneered numerous MBA and executive education courses, including the first course on business and climate change in a leading U.S. business school. He also developed Back In Business, a program to facilitate the career re-entry of women who had 'off-ramped' from their corporate careers.

He created the Fossil Fuel Beta (FFß), a metric to measure the stock price impact of a company's exposure to fossil fuel price changes and CO2 emissions risks. Read Wiki article. CFO Magazine used this metric to score companies on their FFß and its consequent EPS impact. He is co-author/developer of uValue, a free, highly-rated iOS app on corporate valuation for the iPad and the iPhone.


Handbook of Business and Climate Change  //

image of Business and Climate Change book coverAnant is co-editor of the Handbook of Business and Climate Change – the first such – with Professor Robert Hansen of the Tuck School, to be published by leading academic publisher Edward Elgar Press in January 2023. It explores broad, deep, complex issues at the intersection of business and climate change, touching all aspects of a firm’s value chain. Businesses are the largest source of warming-causing emissions; yet, they are the ones deploying the talent, technology and resources in scale to address the problem. Climate change poses risks to a firm’s operations, but also opportunities in an emerging ‘climate economy,’ in areas such as carbon efficiency, non-CO2 sources of energy, and in carbon capture, storage, and reuse. Contributions to the Handbook from a global set of scholars and practitioners explore a range of key industries’ impacts and responses to climate change, examining corporate strategy, operations and supply chain, climate finance, functional perspectives and corporate practice.

uValue: The Corporate Valuation App  //

uValue logouValue is a corporate valuation app for the iPad (now also available in its fully functional form for the iPhone and iPod Touch). The app helps you value businesses using conceptually rigorous, yet practical, widely-used tools. You can value firms using  the ‘weighted average cost of capital’ (WACC, or 'cost of capital') approach, the ‘adjusted present value’ (APV) approach, the ‘dividend growth model’ (DGM), or real option valuation (ROV) techniques. The app also includes a set of handy calculators to value bonds, annuities and perpetuities, as well as to calculate the cost of capital, to forecast exchange rates, to lever/unlever betas, and so forth. Free download

Dartmouth Dialogue on Divestment  //

On May 13th 2013 Divest Dartmouth held a discussion on the topic of fossil fuel divestment. Questions considered included: Who is part of this movement? Why does it matter? Is divestment the right way to go about making change? How is this a part of recent conversations of justice at Dartmouth? Watch Profesor Sundaram's comments










  • BSc, MSc, Madras Christian College, 1976
  • PGDM (MBA), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 1978;
  • PhD, Yale University, 1987