Matt Polsky

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chat Posted Nov 02, 2016 by Rezwan | Category : About Us
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M.B.A., M.A.; Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) Senior Fellow, Public Policy

BA, Rutgers College; MBA, New York University; MA, New York University

Mr. Polsky works on several ISE projects, including the Sustainable Business Incubator. He is a sustainability change-agent. He has extensive sustainability and green economy experience, as well as unique cross-sector experience working in government, for environmental groups, business, and as an adjunct professor. He focuses on helping groups and key individuals understand sustainability more deeply, providing multidisciplinary perspectives, facilitating cross-sectoral communication, and introducing unfamiliar sustainability concepts.

He was the Sustainability Team Leader at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, led an interagency sustainability work group, and advised sustainability initiatives. He has taught sustainability courses at Cook College, Kean University, Montclair State University, NJIT, and Ramapo College.  He was a marketing manager at AT&T Microelectronics. Currently, he is the Director of the Land Trust, buying and preserving 251 acres of land for the environmental group, the Passaic River Coalition.

He volunteers for many environmental and sustainability groups at all scales, ranging from some in his town (Cranford), the State, to internationally, helping NGOs and students in South Africa, Brazil, and Europe.

He has published in The Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Greenbiz.com, and occasionally writes op-ed pieces for local and state newspapers; makes presentations on aspects of sustainability; and testifies to state agencies.

As a perpetual student, he has a BA in Psychology from Rutgers College, an MBA in Economics and MA in Humanities & Social Thought from NYU, and is pursuing a Certificate from NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. He has taken additional courses with some of the giants of the sustainability field.  He was named a Finalist as “Green Executive of the Year” by NJBiz Magazine.

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