Ben R. Jordan teaches Green Business at Emory each spring semester. He works as Director of Supplier Sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company, which provides a corporate perspective to his teaching and student interaction. In his 17 years at Coca-Cola, Ben has worked in both its North American and global organizations, traveling in over 30 countries. He has held roles focused on both internal operational issues and relationship-building with key stakeholders.
Dr. Jordan has participated actively in Coca-Cola’s involvement with a number of leading environmental organizations, including the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Nature Conservancy. Currently, Ben sits on the Board of the Georgia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Advisory Board of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Dr. Jordan has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and serves as an Educational Counselor for MIT, interviewing prospective undergraduate students from the Atlanta area. He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy (Environmental Policy specialty) from Georgia Tech. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Ben lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife, Mary Beth, and sons, Jack (7) and Parker (6), where he serves on the City of Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board, helping drive efforts in one of metro Atlanta’s most progressive municipalities.
Ben's childhood on a peach farm in rural Georgia led to his interest in conservation and his career in the environmental field.