Joseph Fiksel is executive director of the Sustainable and Resilient Economy program at The Ohio State University. Previously he was co-director of the Center for Resilience at Ohio State, and also served as Special Assistant for Sustainability at U.S. EPA.
He is a recognized authority on sustainable business practices with over 25 years of research and consulting experience for multi-national companies, government agencies, and consortia such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
A native of Montreal, Joseph began his career at DuPont of Canada, and subsequently was Director of Decision and Risk Management at Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Vice President for Life Cycle Management at Battelle. He has published over 100 refereed articles and several books, and is a frequent invited speaker at professional conferences.
Finding a path to sustainable growth will require global collaboration and eco-innovation on an unprecedented scale. To accomplish this, we need to take a fresh look at a business practice called Design for Environment.