View Cart “WeWork: Oil Money and the Challenge of Achieving Carbon Neutrality” has been added to your cart.

Author Details

Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman

Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources & Environment

  Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment.  Andy also serves as Education Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute. Professor Hoffman's 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. He has published over a dozen books, which have been translated into five languages. Among his list of honors, he has been awarded the Connecticut Book Award (2011), the Aldo Leopold Fellowship (2011), the Aspen Environmental Fellowship (2011 and 2009), the Manos Page Prize (2009), the Faculty Pioneer Award (2003), the Rachel Carson Book Prize (2001) and the Klegerman Award (1995). 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 serves on advisory boards for ecoAmerica, Next Era Renewable Energy Trust, SustainAbility, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, the Center for Environmental Innovation and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Author Products

Filter Results

Advanced Search

Andrew Hoffman has 75 products available, viewing 1-10.

View All Products
Note on Business Sustainability as a Market Shift
This conceptual note presents business sustainability as a market shift that must be framed as a change in the competitive positioning of the corporation. By exploring the drivers of sustainability…
Publication Date: 04/17/2019 Product ID: 2-501-315
$3.95
Note on Climate Change as an Organizational Challenge
Developing a corporate climate change strategy is more than just a technological and economic challenge. More importantly, it is an organizational and cultural challenge. An effective strategy must focus on…
Publication Date: 04/17/2019 Product ID: 1-525-236
$3.95
Note on Business Sustainability as Systems Change
Business sustainability has come a long way since the dawn of the modern environmental movement and the establishment of environmental regulations in the 1970s. However, the focus has been to…
Publication Date: 04/17/2019 Product ID: 5-720-388
$3.95
Facebook: Fake News, Free Speech and an Internet Platform's Responsibility
This case describes the role of Facebook in society and its degree of responsibility to protect the privacy of user data and address the real-world impacts of misinformation and fake…
Publication Date: 04/12/2019 Product ID: 8-890-047
$3.95
The Cultural Challenges of Meeting Climate Change Goals: Montreal Weighs an Emissions Ban on Iconic Wood-Fire Bagel Shop…
In 2018, the city of Montreal debated a ban on the commercial use of wood-burning ovens used by the city’s famous and iconic bagel shops. This consideration came after a…
Publication Date: 04/11/2019 Product ID: 7-234-668
$3.95
Blurring the Lines Between Business and Government: Salesforce and CEO Activism
This case features CRM technology firm Salesforce, and its CEO, Marc Benioff. In 2015, the state of Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law by then…
Publication Date: 04/10/2019 Product ID: 2-027-758
$3.95
WeWork: Oil Money and the Challenge of Achieving Carbon Neutrality
WeWork, a successful company that provides shared workspaces, has grown rapidly since its founding in 2010 and was valued at $45 billion in 2018. WeWork was considered a progressive company…
Publication Date: 04/10/2019 Product ID: 9-396-089
$3.95
Negotiation with BMW Customer Relations Over the Repeated Failure of Run-Flat Tires
This case is based on a negotiation that took place in the fall of 2018 between a BMW customer and BMW Customer Relations over the continued and repeated failure of…
Publication Date: 02/19/2019 Product ID: 1-728-781
$3.95
Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation
This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of…
Publication Date: 06/18/2018 Product ID: 7-949-121
$3.95
Travelers Insurance: Focusing on Climate Change and Natural Catastrophe Risk (Simplified Chinese)
The dilemma Evan Blue faces stems from a report by sustainability advocacy group Ceres that calls on companies to take climate change into consideration in their risk models and develop…
Publication Date: 02/05/2018 Product ID: 5-176-151
$3.95

Andrew Hoffman has 75 products available, viewing 1-10.

View All Products