May 12, 2020
Dr. Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology. She is also appointed at the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, circular economy, waste management, and urban sustainability. Her research has championed the study of industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses globally. She has carried out many studies of industrial ecology in China and India as a means of valuing environmental benefits alongside economic ones. In 2019, she received the highest recognition of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, its Society Prize, for her outstanding contributions to the field.
Prior to Yale, Professor Chertow spent 10 years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a bonding authority that built $1 billion of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer, serves as an Advisor to the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, the Board of Terracycle US Inc., and the Board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability.