Leading US Business Scholar to Discuss the Social Implications of Climate Change


This month the University of Sydney Business School and the United States Studies Centre will be hosting a visit by leading US business scholar, Professor Andrew Hoffman.

Andrew is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. Within this role, he also serves as Director of the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

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.

He has published over a dozen 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.

A key event during Professor Hoffman’s visit will be his presentation of a public lecture in the Sydney Ideas series on Wednesday 20th March 6.00pm – 7.30pm, in the University of Sydney, Law School Foyer (Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus). This lecture is free, however you need to register.

Climate Change Symposium 

Professor Hoffman will also be involved in a symposium entitled ‘Climate Change: Generating Business and Organizational Responses’ on Thursday 21st March at the University. This event is part of a series organised by the University’s Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society, and will feature leading academics and business representatives discussing the latest research on organizational responses to climate change.

The draft program for this event can be viewed here Climate Change – Business Responses Symposium (PDF) . To register please contact Michelle St Anne

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