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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Creating Abundance

  • 2014
  • Sustainability

Impact entrepreneur, academic, strategy consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Jay Friedlander is making sustainability strategic. From his experiences as a natural and organic food entrepreneur and teaching sustainable enterprise, Jay created the Abundance CycleTM to merge sustainability and business strategy. Jay is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and serves on the entrepreneurship faculty of Babson College. Fast Company, Princeton Review, CNN, Chronicle of Higher Education, Entrepreneur, Triple Pundit, Fortune, Money and other media have covered Jay’s work. He has also given talks to business and academic groups in the United States, as well as Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the European Union. Jay holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian. Jay enjoys cooking, hiking in Acadia National Park and traveling with his wife Ursula and son Max.