Entrepreneur, academic and business consultant Professor Jay Friedlander of the College of the Atlantic talks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane about the importance of abundance in business. Professor Friedlander explains how he made the transition from the business world to that of academia. They also discuss the recent shift in focus for major corporations and businesses to be more sustainability-conscious and how the concept of sustainability has evolved and changed.
Professor Jay Friedlander
Jay Friedlander is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine and founder of COA’s Sustainable Business Program. Fast Company, Princeton Review, The New York Times and others have recognised COA as a sustainability leader. Jay has been a frequent presenter at both national and international academic conferences on sustainability, enterprise and innovation, as well as to private sector gatherings such as the Yale-Goldman Sachs Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures.
Prior to joining COA, Jay was the chief operating officer for a natural and organic restaurant group; worked as a Fortune 100 strategy consultant; served in the Peace Corps in Mauritania; and broke fundraising records at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Jay holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class.
Professor Jay Friedlander was a Keynote Speaker at The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2014 (ACSEE2014) in Osaka, Japan.