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Andrew Hoffman

This article is about the environmental scholar. For the football player, see Andrew Hoffman (American football).

Andrew J. Hoffman (born 1961) is a scholar of environmental issues and sustainable enterprise. He is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) where he is also associate-director of The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. 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 written extensively about: the evolving nature of field level pressures related to environmental issues; the corporate responses that have emerged as a result of those pressures, particularly around the issue of climate change; the interconnected networks among non-governmental organizations and corporations and how those networks influence change processes within cultural and institutional systems; the social and psychological barriers to these change processes; and the underlying cultural values that are engaged when these barriers are overcome. His Ph.D. was conferred by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995. He is an expert in environmental pollution and has published eight books and over ninety articles.

The World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute selected Professor Hoffman to receive their Faculty Pioneer Rising Star Award in 2003. He was the Grand Prize winner of the 2009 Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula for the course: Green Construction & Design. And he was selected as a 2009 Aspen Environment Forum Scholar. His book From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism was selected as winner of the 2001 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science.


 Builder's Apprentice: A Memoir, Huron River Press, 2010.

 Memo to the CEO: Climate Change, What's Your Business Strategy?, with John Woody, Harvard Business Press, 2008. Translated into Chinese, Danish and Portuguese.

 Carbon Strategies: How Leading Companies are Reducing their Climate Change Footprint, University of Michigan Press, 2007. Translated into Korean.

 Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change, The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2006

 Organizations, Policy, and the Natural Environment, coedited with Marc Ventresca; Stanford University Press, 2002.

 From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism, Stanford University Press, 2001.

 Competitive Environmental Strategy: A Guide to the Changing Landscape, Island Press, 2000.

 Global Climate Change: A Senior-Level Dialogue, (editor); New Lexington Press, 1990.

Selected Articles:

* From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Hoffman, A. (2010) "Reconciling



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