John Friedman – WGL Holdings Sustainability Manager
John Friedman is an award-winning communications professional and recognized sustainability expert with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations ranging from small companies to leading global enterprises achieve business results through organizational development and reputation enhancement. As Sustainability Manager for WGL Holdings, Inc., a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services he oversees the adoption of best practices in the areas of environmental, social and governance sustainability.
On digital media, Friedman is recognized as a thought leader; on Triple Pundit’s List of the Top 30 Sustainability Bloggers on Twitter, #3 on GreenBiz list of most influential ‘twitterati’, #14 on Guardian Business’ 30 most influential sustainability voices in America, was voted #4 of the “100 leading voices in CSR” by Global CEO Magazine readers, named to the Environmental Leader 75 and has always been included among the top voices in CSR by Forbes’ Brandfog.
An Albany State (New York) communications graduate, Friedman earned a management certificate as part of the Lafarge/Duke Management Training program at the Fuqua School of Business.