Jay Friedlander is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine and founder of its vanguard sustainable business program. The College of the Atlantic has been repeatedly cited as a leader in sustainability and Jay's work has been covered in The New York Times, Fast Company, Princeton Review, CNN, Chronicle of Higher Education, Entrepreneur, Triple Pundit, Fortune, Money and dozens of other media outlets.
With experiences as an impact entrepreneur, academic and strategy consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Jay's research focuses on merging sustainability, entrepreneurship and strategy. To that end Jay created the Abundance Cycle™ an actionable model that builds on a venture's competitive strengths and weaves in the latest tactics enterprises across the globe are using to maximize abundance for shareholders, the planet and society.
Jay also serves as a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College and is a frequent speaker on sustainable innovation and enterprise. He has 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. When not ensconced in the Abundance Cycle™, Jay enjoys cooking, hiking in Acadia National Park and traveling with his wife Ursula and son Max.