Marian Chertow

Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program

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Tel: 203-432-6197

Faculty Support

Timothy De Cerbo

Room 205
380 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT

Education & Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
M.P.P.M., Ph.D., Yale University



Dr. Marian Chertow  is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of the Environment and Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology. She 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 als has carried out many studies of industrial ecology in China and India as a means of valuing 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 $1 billion of waste infrastructure. She is a frequent international lecturer, serves as an Advisor to the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, the Board of Terracycle US Inc, and the Board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). 



Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall Spring
Business and Environment: Management & Strategy
M,W - 9:00-10:20