Author: Sroufe, Robert
Source: Duquesne University
Number of pages: 7
There are over 120,000 MBA degrees awarded each year in the U.S. Only a small proportion of these newly minted MBAs will do more than read about a sustainable development issue during their graduate studies. This lack of exposure to a newly developing field can be attributed to a dearth of schools attempting to proactively integrate sustainability focused experts and real-world projects into business curricula. The tide has changed, and more recently, the surge of interest in energy conservation, climate change, carbon trading, green buildings and going green has brought many companies to the doors of business schools looking for the next generation of managers with the ability to quantifying the business case for sustainable opportunities. In this class we will hear from business leaders, and then analyze and evaluate different business case studies in order to better understand the attributes of sustainable development, how to measure performance, manage change, and explore the business case for sustainability focused initiatives.
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