Andrew J. Hoffman, opening keynoter at the recent Arthur D. Little Summit 2022, is the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). He is a globally-recognized thought leader in the area of Sustainability and, among the many honors and awards he has received, is winner of The Page Prize for Sustainability Issues (2020).
Dr. Hoffman’s work addresses environmental challenges — the science and the cultural, institutional, political, and managerial factors and influences impacting the response of corporations, governments, IGOs/NGOs, and individual executives. He has authored more than one hundred articles and book chapters, and 18 books including, most recently: Management as a Calling: Leading Business, Serving Society (Stanford University Press, 2021); The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research in Today's World (Stanford University Press, 2021); Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era: An Institutional Approach, with P. Devereaux Jennings (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and Business and the Natural Environment: A Research Overview, with Susse Georg, (Routledge, 2018).
Dr. Hoffman’s awards and honors include: Best Teaching Award, 2020, from The Organizations & Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management; Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula for the course Business In Democracy: Advocacy, Lobbying and the Public Interest; Distinguished Scholar Award, 2018, from The Organizations & Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management; Best Book Award (with Dev Jennings) for Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era, from the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management; Faculty Pioneer Award, 2016, from the Aspen Institute; 2013 Maggie Prize for his article, Climate Science as Culture War; 2011 Aldo Leopold Fellowship, the 2011 and 2009 Aspen Environmental Fellowship, and the 1995 Klegerman Award; 2011 Connecticut Book Award for his book, Builder's Apprentice; 2009 Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for the course Green Construction & Design; and 2001 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science for his book, From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism.
The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and many other leading media sources have covered his work. Professor Hoffman holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in both Management and Civil & Environmental Engineering from MIT.