Andy Hoffman



PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (management, civil and environmental engineering)

MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (civil and environmental engineering)

BS, University of Massachusetts (chemical engineering)

R4390 Ross (701 Tappan St.)


Andy Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; a position that holds joint appointments at the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Ross School of Business. He also also serves as education director of the Graham Sustainability Institute.  His research focuses on corporate strategies that address environmental and social issues.  His disciplinary background lies in the areas of organizational behavior, institutional change, negotiations and change management.  He has published more than 100 articles and eleven books, two of which have been translated into five different languages. Prior to academics, he worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Metcalf & Eddy, the Amoco Corporation, and T&T Construction and Design, Inc. In 2004, he was a Senior Fellow with the Meridian Institute.

  • 2002: Boston University Junior Faculty Research Grant, Cultural and Organizational Diffusion of Environmental Affairs.


"Andy Hoffman receives 2016 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award"

Maggie Award (2013)

JMI Breaking the Frame Award (2012)

Connecticut Book Award (2011)

Leopold Leadership Fellowship (2011)

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Board on Environmental Change and Society planning committee on Methods for Characterizing Risk in Climate Change Assessments (Washington DC: The National Academy of Sciences) (2015-2016).

Co-organizer, National Academies of Science workshop on climate change and management education, (Washington DC: The National Academy of Sciences) (2012-2103).

Co-organizer, National Climatic Data Center Executive Forums on Business and Climate, (June: Asheville, NC; November: Washington DC; NOAA, NCDC) (2011-2012).