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  Andy Hoffman

Ross Professor Wins Fellowship for Environmental Research and Leadership

3/2/2011 --

Andy Hoffman is one of 20 environmental scientists chosen as Leopold Leadership Fellows.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Andy Hoffman, the Holcim (U.S.) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, 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 and the environment.

"These outstanding researchers are change agents engaged in cutting-edge research," said Pam Sturner, executive director of the Leopold Leadership Program. "Through our program, they will gain new skills and connections to help them translate their knowledge into action at the regional, national and international level."

Hoffman, associate director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, specializes in research on the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for corporations, governments and nongovernmental organizations.

He has published eight books and more than 90 articles and book chapters on environmental and social issues as they relate to business. His books include: "Memo to the CEO: Climate Change, What's Your Business Strategy?" "Carbon Strategies: How Leading Corporations Are Reducing Their Climate Change Footprint" and "Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change."

The Leopold Leadership Program was created in 1998 by marine ecologist and environmental scientist Jane Lubchenco, currently the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 647-1847,