Published April 28, 2010
University of Michigan professor Andy Hoffman is among 20 environmental researchers in North America selected as one of 20 Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2011. Fellows are chosen for their outstanding qualifications as researchers, demonstrated leadership ability, and strong interest in communicating beyond traditional academic audiences. Based at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program helps outstanding academic environmental scientists make their knowledge accessible to decision-makers and the public. Fellows receive intensive leadership and communications training to help them engage effectively with policymakers, journalists, business leaders and communities confronting complex decisions about sustainability. Hoffman, the Holcim (U.S.) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at Michigan’s Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, specializes in research on the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for corporations, governments and nongovernmental organizations. He also serves as Associate Director of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and has published eight books and more than 90 articles and book chapters on environmental and social issues as they relate to business.