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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

U.S. Treasuries remain mixed ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech, 7-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries slid ahead of a host of speeches by FOMC members throughout this week, especially from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, scheduled on June 27. Also, the 5-year and 7-year auctions, due to be held...

U.S. Treasuries remain mixed ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech, 7-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries slid ahead of a host of speeches by FOMC members throughout this week, especially from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, scheduled on June 27. Also, the 5-year and 7-year auctions, due to be held...

German business confidence sees fifth consecutive rise, underpins optimism for H2 growth

The Munich-based Ifo institutes business climate index rose to 115.1 in June from 114.6 in May, exceeding analysts expectations for a value of 114.4. Ifos two sub-indices measuring current conditions and future...

UK gilts remain downbeat ahead of BoE’s Financial Stability Report, Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts remained downbeat at the start of the trading week as investors remain focused to watch the Bank of Englands (BoE) Financial Stability Report (FSR) and Governor Mark Carneys speech, both scheduled on June 27....

Eurozone periphery bonds rally ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech; investors defy stronger German Ifo business index

The Eurozone periphery bonds rallied Monday as investors wait to watch the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech later in the day. However, the market has largely shrugged off the benchmark Germanys...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Trump pours on cold water on 'Comey tapes' speculation

With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump poured cold water over the hot speculations that has been brewing for months that there are tapes of conversations between him and the former FBI director James Comey. After...

Why Lesotho's in such a mess and what can be done about it

In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the countrys chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012)...

US under Trump Series: US department of Justice launches investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

According to a Fox News report, which was confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Data Of Almost 200M Americans Collected By GOP Leaked, No Protection Whatsoever

When collecting data from citizens for use in things like winning elections, it makes sense to afford hoard with heavyweight protection. Not only did the GOP fail to do this, which led to the leak of data of 198 million...

Julius Caesar in our times

All the worlds a stage, Shakespeare once wrote. In recent weeks, that Shakespearean adage has been particularly resonant, with the New York Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar attracting worldwide scrutiny...

Science

Elon Musk Tells Climate Change Deniers To Get A Thermometer

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being sped up by human activity, theres no debate there. Unfortunately, there are still those with influence in the political sphere that...

Scientist Say Lack Of Funding Is Biggest Obstacle To Immortality

For centuries, humanity has been searching for ways to live longer, resist diseases, and generally have a happier life. Throughout the centuries, people thought that the biggest challenge to discovering the secret to...

Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

10% Of US Energy Harvested From Renewables, There Is Hope

When President Donald Trump announced that he was going to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, hardly anyone was surprised. Even so, many still despaired regarding the future of renewable energy. Fortunately, it seems...

Driverless Cars Gets Neil deGrasse Tyson Seal Of Approval

As one of the most popular and beloved scientific figures in the world, if Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson says that a particular scientific trend is great, most people tend to pay attention. Thats why his words of...

Technology

Switch Helps Nintendo Surpass Sony’s Market Cap, Hits $48.9 Billion

Nintendos latest console called the Switch has been making a lot of fuss recently. Not only is it currently the most desirable console in the market, spurred by supply shortages, it also helped Nintendo achieve substantial...

American Medical Records Accessible Via Google, Here’s How To Remove Them

Medical records are supposed to be private documents that are only for the eyes of medical professionals in charge of the respective patients. However, it turns out that these records can actually be viewed by anyone if...

This AR Super Mario Simulation Is Traffic Accident Waiting To Happen

Remember when politicians used to hawk all the time that video games are dangerous? Someone actually created an augmented reality simulation of Super Mario that proves these politicians right, in a way. Not only does it...

Here Are The Sega Forever Games That Are Available For Download

When Sega announced that it would be making some of its most iconic video games available for free on mobile, the world waited in anticipation. Now that the service is available, some might be wondering what games are...

New Mobile Malware Can Drain Bank Accounts

Internet users are constantly being warned to be careful when downloading software. However, this is a bit difficult when malware is pretending to be official updates. This is exactly what a new variant of a malicious...
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