Increasing Business Efficiency and Community through Industrial Symbiosis

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Marian Chertow
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Marian Chertow

Marian Chertow’s 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 conducted many studies of industrial ecology in China and India, as a means of assessing 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 ten years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a bonding authority that built a billion dollars worth of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer, serves as an Advisor to the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Trane Technologies, Inc, is on the Board of Terracycle US Inc, and the Board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability.