Mike Toffel

Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School

Mike Toffel is a professor at the Harvard Business School and is the faculty chair of the school’s Business and Environment Initiative. His research examines firms’ environmental strategies and evaluates the effectiveness of environmental and occupational safety programs, codes of conduct, and government regulation. His research has been published in leading academic journals of strategy, operations management, and science. He has also written articles for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review.

Before becoming an academic, he served as the director of environmental, health, and safety at a multinational company in Southeast Asia, and as an environmental management consultant in the U.S. He received a PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, an MBA and Master's in Environmental Management from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree in government from Lehigh University.