Adjunct Professor and Consultant in Regenerative Agriculture and Corporate Sustainability
Jeffrey Potent develops and teaches graduate courses in regenerative agriculture, corporate sustainable development, systems theory, and natural capital valuation. He serves as Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and also formally taught at the Columbia Earth Institute. Mr. Potent advises graduate students and student teams on sustainability projects, serves on the Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Network of the Columbia Climate School, and is co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar Series on Sustainable Finance. He also serves on several non-profit and impact investment boards and advisory committees, consults, conducts research and speaks publicly on corporate and agricultural sustainability and water quality. Mr. Potent formerly led corporate partnerships for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water and previously served as regional director of the US Department of Agriculture, National Integrated Water Quality Program. Earlier in his career, he led a manufacturing energy and environmental management consulting practice, managed pollution prevention programs for a large environmental agency, and planned satellite and cable infrastructure for a global telecommunications corporation.