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Hafar Bio PhotoDr. Merriam Haffar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. She received her PhD from Ryerson University in Environmental Applied Science and Management. Her research focuses on the trade-offs that companies must confront in the practice of business sustainability, and on applying a systems-based perspective on the measurement of sustainability performance.

During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Erb Institute, Merriam will be developing and studying a decision-support tool for the Ford Motor Co. to aid senior leaders in measuring, and using, sustainability performance information during strategic decision-making.