Holcim (US) Professor at the Ross School of Business and Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan
Andy Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments in the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Andy also serves as the Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute.
Professor Hoffman has written extensively about corporate responses to climate change; how the interconnected networks of NGOs and corporations influence change processes; and the underlying cultural values that are engaged when these barriers are overcome. His research uses a sociological perspective to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. In particular, he focuses on the processes by which environmental issues both emerge and evolve as social, political and managerial issues.
He has published twelve books, which have been translated into five languages. His work has been covered in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Scientific American, Time, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. He has served on research committees for the National Academies of Science, the Johnson Foundation, the Climate Group, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and the Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to academics, Andy worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (Region 1), Metcalf & Eddy Environmental Consultants, T&T Construction & Design and the Amoco Corporation.
Andy has worked with organizations in both the public and private sectors. This includes projects with: Accenture LLP, Dow Chemical Co., Environmental Defense Fund, Exxon-Mobil Corp., Holcim (US) Inc., International Finance Corp., Novartis, The Conference Board, The Nature Conservancy, The Southern Company, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and Yellowstone National Park.
Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Boston University, School of Management
Post-Doctoral Fellow; Department of Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Construction Manager, T&T Construction & Design
Compliance Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Doctor of Philosophy, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (inter-departmental degree)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Environmental Sciences
Finding Purpose: Environmental Sustainability as a Personal Calling, Greenleaf Publishing
How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate, Stanford University Press
Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse, Michigan Publishing
Constructing Green: The Social Structures of Sustainability, MIT Press
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability, Stanford University Press
Business and the Natural Environment: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management , Routledge
Oxford Handbook on Business and the Natural Environment, Oxford University Press
Builder's Apprentice: A Memoir , Huron River Press
Memo to the CEO: Climate Change, What’s Your Business Strategy? , Harvard Business School Press
Carbon Strategies: How Leading Companies are Reducing their Climate Change Footprint , University of Michigan Press
Organizations, Policy and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives, Stanford University Press
From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism , Stanford University Press
Competitive Environmental Strategy: A Guide to the Changing Business Landscape, Island Press
Global Climate Change: A Senior Level Dialogue at the Intersection of Economics, Strategy, Technology, Science, Politics and International Negotiation, Jossey-Bass Publishers