Saving The World At Business School (Part 1) - A Conversation with Andy Hoffman

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Andy Hoffman, Holcilm Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Environment and Sustainability. This extensive conversation starts with inspiring insights into how Andy Hoffman became interested in environmental issues when he declined acceptances from graduate school at Harvard and Berkeley and instead worked as a carpenter for several years in Nantucket.

Topics include the notions of ?environmental sustainability? and ?big business? which sometimes seem as incompatible as oil and water and ways to make a synthesis a reality by seriously reconsidering the way we currently conduct public policy and even some deep aspects of our current societal values.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Clarity vs. Popularity, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

I. Building a Career - Getting a lay of the land
II. Environmental Evolution - Fringe and mainstream
III. Beyond Punditry - The cultural backdrop to climate change
IV. Fostering Debate - Engaging, responsibly
V. American Exceptionalism? - Discussions on uniqueness
VI. Talking the Talk - Communicating science better
VII. Breaching to the Choir? - How to make genuine social progress
VIII. Energy Renaissance - Government?s role
IX. Reinventing Sustainability - Imagining the long term
X. Surprising Revolutionaries - Idealistic business students
XI. Setting Ideals - Towards a North Star
XII. Impact - Changing hearts and minds
XIII. The Passion Principle - Discovering our calling

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Publication date
January 02, 2021