With an international career spanning three decades, Friedman is an award-winning ESG and
sustainability leader who has helped global companies integrate their operational, financial and cultural initiatives into sustainable and responsible business practices. He has also been
instrumental in helping companies of all sizes rise to the top of the sustainability rankings for
their respective sectors, including building materials, food service and facilities management
and energy. Additionally, Friedman has extensive experience helping organizations define long-term sustainability goals, especially as it relates to environmental stewardship, social progress and sound governance practices.
Friedman is a respected voice in the ESG community, often presenting at colleges and
universities as well as meetings and conferences, including Sustainable Brands, 3BLForum,
Just Means and Business for Social Responsibility. He has also authored several books on
sustainability and has been quoted frequently in national news outlets.
He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Albany State University and a
business certification from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.