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D.C. Master Class with Professor Marian Chertow: "Industrial Ecology and Competitive Advantage"

Thursday, Sep 29 2016 at 6:00 - 8:30 pm EDT

901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Yale SOM Alumni are invited to join associate professor Marian Chertow for a 90-minute master class drawn from her popular course, Corporate Environmental Management & Strategy. We expect a lively discussion as this Yale master class invites you to explore the business and policy logic for making the environment and sustainability a core element of corporate management and strategy. In line with her research, Professor Chertow will discuss how the interdisciplinary field of Industrial Ecology is already providing multiple corporate benefits, ranging from cost savings, enhanced profits, resource availability, thereby gaining an advantageous position in an industry's evolving structure. She will focus on a cooperative business strategy for resource sharing, industrial symbiosis, and the economic, environmental and community benefits achieved.

Showcasing the signature and rigorous learning environment at the School of Management, this interactive case-based class, presented in partnership with Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), will also welcome high potential MBA and EMBA candidates, as well as School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) alumni. In preparation for the master class, Professor Chertow has designated a short reading that will be provided in advance of the event. Time will be reserved to provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with alumni, SOM candidates, admissions representatives, and other guests. Drinks and canapés will be served throughout. We hope that you’ll join us.

Schedule 6:00-6:30pm: Registration 6:30-8:00pm: Master Class (90 mins) 8:00-8:30pm:  Networking


  • Marian Chertow

    Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy & Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program

    Marian Chertow is associate professor of industrial environmental management and has been director of the industrial environmental management program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies since 1991. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and environmental technology innovation. Primary research interests are: (1) the study of industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) the potential of industrial ecology in resource-poor, emerging economies; (3) the application of innovation theory to the development of environmental and energy technology.