B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
M.P.P.M., Ph.D., Yale University
Dr. Marian Chertowis a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and 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 also has carried out many studies of industrial ecology in China, India, and other emerging market countries as a way to value environmental benefits alongside economic ones.
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 $1 billion worth of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer, serves on the External Advisory Board of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, the Board of Directors of Terracycle US Inc, and the Board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS).