Special Advisor to the President for Carbon Neutrality Strategy
Drew Horning serves as special advisor to the president for carbon neutrality strategy, with responsibility for leading and coordinating the university’s efforts to proactively address climate change. Drew previously served as administrative director for the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, and he is also the managing director of U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute.
Over the past two decades, Drew has been committed to helping the University of Michigan become a leader in the field of sustainability. This includes conceptualizing, building, and managing programs that engage, empower, and support faculty and students from all U-M units, and helping to integrate this talent with external stakeholders to foster collaborative sustainability solutions at all scales. His teaching and research interests include leadership development for sustainability and the role institutional structures play in promoting or impeding sustainable behavior.
Drew is a former managing director of U-M’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and previously worked in the energy sector, focusing on the commercialization of clean and renewable technologies. He conducted his graduate studies at the University of Michigan where he earned an MBA from the Business School (now Ross) and an MSc from the School of Natural Resources and Environment (now SEAS). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Arizona.