President and Founder
Based in China, John is an entrepreneur, consultant, and writer engaged in a variety of clean technology, energy and resources projects in Asia and globally. He is the founder of Haffner Group Limited, a Hong Kong consultancy that connects people, ideas, technology and capital in the clean technology sector, and is currently focused on shaping the Asia strategy for two Canadian water companies. He has recently worked on projects in biomass electricity, mining, smart grid, and climate change adaptation. As a writer, John is author of a series on Chinese clean energy leaders for Policy Innovations, and was lead author of Japan’s Open Future: An Agenda for Global Citizenship (Anthem Press, 2009).
Lawyers Without Borders: It’s Time to Globalize the J.D., by Cyrus Habib and John Haffner, The Huffington Post, February 8, 2011
More Like This: Profiles of Clean Energy Leaders in China, Policy Innovations, November 18, 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.
How Obama Can Improve the World, by a collection of World Fellows, The Huffington Post, December 24, 2008.
Yale World Fellows Netcast: Plugged in Planet, December 5, 2008. Click here for Netcast