Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also has faculty appointments at the Yale School of Management and the National University of Singapore. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, circular economy, and urban industrial systems. She is most interested in networks of companies that share physical resources across their boundaries – what has been termed “industrial symbiosis.” Professor Chertow holds degrees from Barnard College, the Yale School of Management, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Prior to Yale, Professor Chertow spent ten years in environmental business and state and local government including service as president of a large state bonding authority charged with developing a billion dollar waste infrastructure system. Most recently, Professor Chertow was U.S. representative to the launch of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency. She served for two years as the elected President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, her scholarly society. Professor Chertow currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), the External Advisory Board of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, and on the Sustainable Technology and Regulatory Council of Ultra Capital.