Sustainable Business Educational Programs
Yale University's Industrial
Environmental Management Program aims to equip students
with an integrated set of skills with which to tackle some of
the complex, multifaceted environmental problems facing industrial
managers. Additionally, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental
Studies offers an annual Corporate
Environmental Leadership Seminar, an intensive short
course for senior managers on environmental conditions and issues.
University of Michigan's
Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP) equips
leaders, executives, and managers--whether they work in the
private sector or for an environmental non-profit organization--with
the skills and knowledge necessary to create environmentally
and economically sustainable organizations.
School of Business, Socially Responsible Business Initiative
is an interdisciplinary program that integrates and coordinates
interests in Business Ethics, Global Corporate Social Responsibility,
Social Enterprise, Environmental Management, and Non-Profit
and Public Management. The aim of the program is to prepare
and inspire graduates to lead in a new era of competitive, sustainable
and enlightened global business and to apply practical skills
in ways that enhance the common good.
for Environmental Management at the Kentucky Institute
for the Environment and Sustainable Development provides research
and professional education services to provide the insight necessary
for creating economically and socially responsible actions by
managers and public sector officials.
Bainbridge Island Graduate
Institute offers an MBA in Sustainable Business, a certificate in Sustainable Business and a certificate in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship. Each program fully integrates environmental and social responsibility into all of its courses. All programs combine distance learning with face-to-face sessions nine times per year.
Enterprise Academy of the Haub Program in Business and
Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University,
provides Senior Executive Seminars on Corporate Sustainable
Development, to help provide the vision, education and tools
needed for executives to champion sustainable development in
their companies and agencies.
The Green Design Institute
at Carnegie Mellon University is a major interdisciplinary
research effort that nvolves the formation of partnerships with
companies, government agencies, and foundations to develop pioneering
design, management and manufacturing processes that can improve
environmental quality and product quality while enhancing sustainable
The Lowell Center
for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts
at Lowell provides programs to bring together university faculty,
professional staff, and students to work with business, labor,
community groups, and public and private sector professionals
to facilitate the transition to sustainable systems of production
Center for Environmental Management Studies at Vanderbilt
University provides education programs to explore the environmental
responsibilities among among industry, government, and academia.
Non-Profit Organizations and Government Agencies
is dedicated to assisting colleges and universities in their
quest to integrate sustainability as a core component of all
education and practice, and to help expand their efforts to
make human activity sustainable.
University Leaders for a
Sustainable Future (ULSF) supports colleges and universities
in making sustainability an integral part of curriculum, research,
operations, outreach, faculty and staff development, student
life and institutional mission.
Pinstripes is a joint project of World Resources Institute
and the Aspen Institute. "Beyond Grey Pinstripes: Preparing
MBA's for Social and Environmental Stewardship" tracks
the greening of business education and reports on pioneering
U.S. business schools dedicated to training managers to handle
social issues and environmental stewardship.
Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education aims
to educate students, faculty, and professionals about pollution
prevention to promote sustainable development. Emphasis is placed
on evaluating the full range of environmental effects associated
with products and services, from raw materials acquisition and
manufacturing to use and disposal.
Foundation's Campus Ecology program helps transform
the nation's college campuses into living models of an ecologically
sustainable society, and train a new generation of environmental
The North American Alliance
for Green Education is comprised of educational institutions
and organizations with a commitment to environmental studies
programs, located in diverse bioregions.
Teaching Business Sustainability, from Greenleaf Publishing, seeks to serve as a inspiration and guidance on how to teach business sustainability, as well as for organizations looking to reinvigorate internal management education programs to factor in corporate responsibility and sustainability issues. The introduction (PDF / 73K) and a chapter on teaching sustainability in business schools (PDF / 134K) are available online.
Last updated: November 22, 2004
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