Hamish van der Ven is Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and the Department of Political Science at McGill University. He is also affiliated with the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University, the Environmental Governance Lab at the University of Toronto, and the Earth System Governance Project. His interests include global environmental politics, transnational governance, international political economy and corporate social responsibility. His research seeks to explain why private actors get involved in global environmental governance and under what conditions they will create credible regulatory solutions to environmental problems.

His work has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Review of International Studies, Regulation & Governance, and Business and Politics. His first book, Beyond Greenwash? Explaining Credibility in Transnational Eco-Labeling, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.