Stefan Doering is a true innovator, demonstrating business acumen in environmental business and sustainability since 1988. He is an expert in teaching and coaching green businesses in three major areas: 1) innovating powerful green business models, 2) crafting and implementing marketing and positioning strategies for bringing green to mainstream, and 3) creating a consistently profitable and sustainable business.
Key Business Sustainability Accomplishments:
- Hosted the NY Business Plan Competition for the NYC region to all NYC students, 2017 & 2018
- Developed green intrapreneurship strategy for General Motors that was included in their final bailout plan presented to Congress in December, 2008
- Business coaching a variety of businesses with programs having reached almost 2,000 business innovators in 13 countries
- Launching online, gamified entrepreneur education curriculum to universities integrating sustainability.
- Teaching landmark Sustainable Entrepreneur Training course for undergraduates at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook to undergraduates. 3 credit required course.
- Taught landmark courses on green entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship at Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation
- Taught courses for small businesses at the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), a leading non-profit in NYC for small business development
- Certified facilitator and “green” advisor for the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit entrepreneurial training organization.
- Pioneered green retailing, growing it to one of the largest green retail companies in the US, selling over 3,500 different products screening for their environmental impact.
- Guest speaker / panelist on topics ranging from how to start a green company to Corporate Sustainability to “greening” the music industry
- Advisor and/or presenter at NYU/PolyTech’s ACRE, Green Spaces, Green Drinks NYC and Pratt Institute’s green incubators in New York City
- Co-founder of Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Green Finance Subcommittee
- In mid-90’s Director of the Board for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (BCUE), a large urban environmental education non-profit
- In 1990, co-founded the first council for sustainable businesses in New York City
- In 1986 launched One Earth, an environmental education non-profit for early adoption of intensive recycling programs in NYC
A couple of projects:
- Shift Group’s Genesis online game for teaching entrepreneurship, using sustainability.
2. Testimonials from entrepreneurs I have helped over the years: