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Andrew J. Hoffman

Andrew J. Hoffman

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.

When politicians cherry-pick data and disregard facts, what should we academics do?

Jun 13, 2017 16:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

When politicians distort science, academics and scientists tend to watch in shock from the sidelines rather than speak out. But in an age of fake news and alternative facts, we need to step into the breach and inject...

How to bridge the political divide at the holiday dinner table

Nov 23, 2016 00:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

We are a divided nation; that is an understatement. Whats more, we increasingly hear we are living in our own bubble or echo chamber that differing views cannot penetrate. To correct the problem, many are calling for...

Climate Change Series

US Election Series

Climate change and the presidential race: Lessons from the Reagan years

Sep 28, 2016 16:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Climate change did not come up in the first presidential debate well, not in any real sense. Hillary Clinton jabbed at Donald Trump for claiming that The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in...

Climate Change Series

The limits of intellectual reason in our understanding of the natural world

Jun 02, 2016 07:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Ability to see the cultural value of wilderness boils down, in the last analysis, to a question of intellectual humility. Author and conservationist Aldo Leopold wrote these words in 1949, and they are all the more...

Electric Car Series

How driverless vehicles will redefine mobility and change car culture

Feb 24, 2016 16:12 pm UTC| Technology

My grandmother, Christine Johanna Hoffman, was born in 1894 and died in 1990. In the course of her lifetime, she witnessed the advent of indoor plumbing and home electrification, the Wright Brothers first flight, the debut...

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Economy

Euro area flash consumer sentiment index rises in April

Consumer confidence in the euro area rose at the beginning of the second quarter. Most euro area economic sentiment surveys followed a downward trend in the first few months of this year. Indeed, in January having reached...

Hungarian wages rise year-on-year in February, wages to grow around 10 pct in 2018

Hungarys labor market continues to be in a good shape. Todays released figures showed that Hungarian wages rose 11.9 percent year-on-year in February, slightly down from Januarys recorded growth of 13.8 percent...

U.S. Treasuries silent ahead of FOMC members Evans, Williams’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries remained silent on the end trading day of the week as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committees (FOMC) members Evans and Williams deliver their speeches, later in the day, which shall...

German bunds gain after March producer price index misses market expectations

The German bunds remained on the upside Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of March missed market expectations and investors are now eyeing the eurozones consumer confidence index for the...

Canadian economic growth likely to decline to 1.9 pct in 2018, 1.6 pct next year: HSBC Securities

Canadian economic growth is expected to decline to 1.9 percent this year and 1.6 percent in the next year, according to a recent research report from HSBC Securities. From an average pace of 3.7 percent in the prior four...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Technology

Amazon Awarded Patent To Be A Police Informant Ratting Out On Crypto Crimes

Crimes committed using cryptocurrency has been a source of concern for law enforcement agencies ever since Bitcoin started gaining popularity. It turns out that being able to conduct online transactions anonymously using a...

New Gaming Smartphone Comes With RGB Lighting, Gaming To The Extreme

Despite the fervent mockery of video game purists, smartphones are becoming viable gaming platforms. The recent releases of Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile and PUBG Mobile are proof of this concept. With the increasing...

Tim Cook Says He Doesn’t Want To Merge MacOS And iOS, Sort Of

The MacOS and the iOS are two different operating systems intended for two different sets of products that are made by Apple. One works on laptops and computers, while the other works on iPhones and iPads. Responding to...

Fortnite To Launch In China, Some Players Worry Over Too Many Features

Fortnite Battle Royale is one of those games that is already huge in the Western market before it even entered the Chinese sector, which is an incredible feat. Now, the developers are indicating that the game might finally...

Google Sacrificing Allo To Replace SMS With An iMessage Android Equivalent

Android smartphones have earned the reputation of having terrible SMS features for over 10 years. while iPhone users have been enjoying the iMessage for the better part of that same amount of time. In an effort to finally...
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