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JAY GOLDEN is the director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce where he leads efforts to deliver impactful research and education programs on the important nexus of sustainability and manufacturing. Dr. Golden is also the associate professor of sustainable systems analysis in the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.
He received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge and Masters Degree in environmental engineering and sustainable development from a joint program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Professional Mastery of Project Management from Stanford University and has a bachelor’s degree in management.
Dr. Golden co-founded and co-directed the Walmart-led Sustainability Consortium and founded the National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations, which focused on engineering innovations for sustainable materials and renewable technologies. He was appointed to the UN Life Cycle Management Task Force and was named an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow. In 2009 Golden was awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute for his leadership in the field of Sustainability Education & Research and was named by Ethisphere as one of the world’s most 100 influential people in business ethics.