Adam Fishman

Master of Environmental Management  2018

Adam is a second-year Master of Environmental Management (MEM) candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), working at the intersection of global governance frameworks and the private sector. He is particularly interested in how businesses and other non-state actors can accelerate implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. 

Pursuant to this aim, Adam spent summer 2017 working for two organizations: the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Conservation International, examining the opportunity for businesses via desk research on corporate sustainability initiatives and through on-the-ground stakeholder engagement in Kenya, Botswana and South Africa.

Before coming to Yale, Adam worked at World Resources Institute (WRI) since 2013, primarily as the Project Coordinator for their SDG Delivery Team. He continues with WRI remotely from New Haven as a part-time Research Analyst. Prior to WRI, Adam spent a year in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Program Assistant for the Danish Institute for Study Abroad's Sustainability & Environment department. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University, where he double majored in Environmental Studies and Government, with a concentration in international politics. 

At Yale, Adam enjoys participating in the variety of team-based, client-driven courses and projects offered through CBEY. He is the Teaching Fellow for FES799a: SDGs & Implementation, and on weekends may be found biking out to the athletic fields, as co-captain of the FES club softball team.

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