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Michael Toffel | Advisory Board

Professor Michael Toffel is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in the Technology and Operations Management unit. He is affiliated with the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, the Harvard Center for the Environment, and the Regulatory Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Professor Toffel’s research examines how companies are managing environmental, quality, occupational safety and other working conditions in their own operations and in their supply chains. He also studies how government regulations, voluntary programs, and certification standards influence performance environmental, safety, and quality performance. His work ranges from academic articles based on econometric analyses of large datasets to case studies of individual companies. His work has been published in top-tier journals in operations management, organizations, strategy, and environmental engineering. He has also published articles in practitioner journals, newspapers, and blogs. Several of his research articles have been discussed in the national press and trade journals.   
He is a board member of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), which promotes high-quality research on corporate sustainability topics from all disciplines. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science and is a member of the Strategy Research Initiative. 
Professor Toffel received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business' Business and Public Policy department at the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master’s in Environmental Management (Industrial Environmental Management) from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a BA in Government from Lehigh University.  He has worked as the Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Jebsen & Jessen (South East Asia) Group of Companies, based in Singapore. In the United States, he has served as an environmental management consultant for Arthur Andersen, Arthur D. Little, and Xerox Corporation, and an operations management analyst at J.P. Morgan.