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Toffel awarded for environmental research

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Harvard Business School (HBS) Assistant Professor Michael W. Toffel has won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management’s Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division. The award recognizes a stream of research that has substantial ONE content and that has been published in premier scholarly outlets.

Toffel’s research focuses on corporate environmental sustainability and examines companies’ environmental, safety, and quality programs. He also inspects information disclosure and seeks to understand why some companies are more transparent than others. In conjunction with that research, he is co-founder of, a mapping website that provides government pollution data about thousands of facilities across the United States and gives them the opportunity to disclose information about their environmental management activities.

Toffel’s numerous articles have appeared in publications such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Environmental Science and Technology, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He teaches the award-winning second-year elective course “Business and the Environment” in HBS’s M.B.A. program.