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NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership & Ethics Program Appoints Jeffrey Hollender as 9th Distinguished Fellow

Marking its ninth year, NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership & Ethics Program appointed Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, one of the country’s leading providers of natural products, as its 2011-2012 Distinguished Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics.
Through its fellow appointments, the Citi Program enlists business leaders who exemplify how business can address some of the world’s most intractable problems, including poverty, homelessness and environmental concerns, and stimulate economic growth.

Recognized as an authority on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and social equity, Hollender has authored seven books, including How to Make the World a Better Place, a Beginner’s Guide (1995), The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win (2010), and most recently, Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most (2010).

Hollender is a co-chair of the board of Greenpeace US, and a board member of Health Care Without Harm and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization. He is co-founder and board chair of the American Sustainable Business Council, a coalition of 110,000 business leaders committed to influencing public policy that supports socially responsible businesses and social enterprises. Currently, he works with businesses through Jeffrey Hollender Partners, a strategy consulting firm.

Most recently, Hollender joined the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI). BCDI aims to revitalize New York City’s northernmost borough by developing wealth in the area through cooperative business ownership, producing sustainable and innovative companies with a competitive advantage, and providing leadership that encourages vibrant and resilient communities.

In the spring, Hollender will keynote the Citi Program’s annual conference for Stern students and alumni, and throughout the academic year, he will interact informally with faculty and students. “Hollender’s record of achievements as a social entrepreneur is extraordinary. His wealth of experience and knowledge will be invaluable to Stern students, faculty and alumni,” explains Bruce Buchanan, C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics and director of Stern’s Business & Society Program Area, which houses the Citi Program. “In light of the Citi Foundation’s support of enterprise development, education and neighborhood revitalization, Hollender is a perfect fit as this year’s Fellow.”

About the Citi Leadership and Ethics Program

Established in 2003, NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership and Ethics Program, made possible through the generous support of the Citi Foundation and managed by Stern’s Business & Society Program Area, represents a comprehensive effort on behalf of the School to extend its longstanding commitment to the practice of professionally responsible business. Jeffrey Hollender is serving as the program’s ninth distinguished fellow. He follows eight previous fellows: Arthur Levitt, John Biggs, Harvey Goldschmidt, Charles D. Ellis, Alice Tepper Marlin, Fred Krupp, Mary Ellen Iskenderian and Dorian Dale.

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