John Haffner

John Haffner

President and Founder
Haffner Group
John Haffner is an entrepreneur, consultant, and writer based in China. As founder of Haffner Group Limited, a Hong Kong boutique consultancy in the clean technology and resources sectors, he has recently advised on projects in Asia and in Canada related to drinking water and wastewater, electricity planning, sustainable tourism, biomass energy, mining, and climate change adaptation. He is also director and Asia representative for Dagua Technologies Inc., an innovative drinking water technology. He is lead author of Japan’s Open Future: An Agenda for Global Citizenship (Anthem Press, 2009), and author of an article series for Policy Innovations on green leaders in China.


Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up, Policy Innovations, September 2, 2014
Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point, Policy Innovations, August 15, 2014
Now They’re Cooking: SolSource Harnesses the Himalayan Sun, Policy Innovations, June 16, 2014
Ma Jun: Information Empowers,  Policy Innovations, February 11, 2013
Zhang Yue: A Call for Discipline in a World Out of Control, Policy Innovations, March 28 2011
Lawyers Without Borders: It’s Time to Globalize the J.D., by Cyrus Habib and John Haffner, The Huffington Post, February 8, 2011
Kongjian Yu: The Art of Survival, Policy Innovations, November 22, 2010
Immigration as a Source of Renewal in Japan, Policy Innovations, January 19, 2010.
Bringing the World to the Rising Sun, Review of Japan’s Open Future, co-authored by John Haffner. Global Asia, June 30, 2009.
Japan in a Post-American World, by John Haffner (2008), The Huffington Post, March 4, 2009.


Japan’s Open Future: An Agenda for Global Citizenship, © 2009


Yale World Fellows Netcast:  Plugged in Planet, December 5, 2008.  Click here for Netcast

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