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Sustainability Leaders' Series: John Ehrenfeld

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University of Toronto Mississauga, Innovation Complex

3359 Mississauga Road

Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

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  • 5:00 pm: Appetizers and Networking
    • View displays of sustainability initiatives undertaken as partnerships between industry corporations and MScSM Graduate Students. Companies include Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms, non-profits and start-ups.
  • 6:00 pm: Keynote Address
    • Located adjacent to the Rotunda, in Lecture Theatre KN137
  • 7:00 pm: Q&A
  • 7:30 pm: Dessert and Networking


Sustainability Isn’t Working: Try Flourishing Instead

Join us for an evening with John Ehrenfeld, Chief Flourishing Officer, Planet Earth.

The modernist bundle of beliefs and norms, which has powered Western societies for centuries, has begun to misfire badly in both the human and natural domains. “Sustainability” is not the answers. It lacks a proper and realistic vision. Instead, flourishing is the natural existential end for humans and the Planet.

More on John Ehrenfeld

Dr. John R. Ehrenfeld returned to his alma mater, MIT, in 1985 after a long career in the environmental field, and retired in 2000 as the Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. Following that, he served until 2009 as Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, guiding its development from its founding in 2000. He is the author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture, and Flourish: A Frank Conversion about Sustainability (with his former graduate student, Andrew Hoffman). In October 1999, the World Resources Institute honored him with their first lifetime achievement award for his academic accomplishments in the field of business and environment. He received the Founders’ Award for Distinguished Service from the Academy of Management’s Organization and Natural Environment Division in August 2000. He spent part of the 1998-1999 academic year at the Technical University of Lisbon as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and was Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Delft during the 2000-1 academic year. He is an editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He holds a B. S. and Sc. D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and is author or co-author of over 200 papers, books, reports, and other publications.

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