ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Friedman is an award-winning communications professional and recognized sustainability expert with more than 20 years of experience as both an external and internal sustainability leader, helping companies, ranging from small companies to leading global enterprises, turn their values into successful business models by integrating their environmental, social, and economic aspirations into their cultures and business practices.
On social media, Friedman is recognized as a thought leader. In 2013 he was #2 on Triple Pundit’s List of the Top 30 Sustainability Bloggers on Twitter, #14 on Guardian Business’ 30 most influential sustainability voices in America and is consistently included as one of the leading voices in CSR by Forbes’ Brandfog. His insights on sustainability issues and strategy have been a regular feature on Huffington Post, Sustainable Brands, Ecopreneurist, and Forbes.com.
An Albany State (New York) communications graduate, Friedman earned a management certificate from as part of the Lafarge/Duke Management Training program at the Fuqua School of Business in 2000.
Friedman is a co-founder and served in a leadership capacity on the board, executive committee and as board chair for the Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SBNOW) from 2003 until 2012. Friedman also heads corporate citizenship communications worldwide for Sodexo.
Organizational affiliations are for transparency purposes only; the opinions expressed are the author’s personal opinions and do not reflect those of any organization.
John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, is @JohnFriedman on Twitter and can be connected on LinkedIn and Facebook.