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New MBA Series: How Today’s Students Become Tomorrow’s Sustainable Leaders

| Monday September 9th, 2013 | 3 Comments

green mbaMBA students and graduates have always been key members of the 3p community – both as readers and writers. That’s because many of the themes and issues in sustainable business that we cover every day are core themes in the classrooms at the world’s most prominent sustainable MBA programs. Today’s students bring fresh new ideas to the sustainability challenges faced by today’s businesses.

Now we want to hear more directly about how sustainability is being taught. In this new series kicking off tomorrow, we’ll hear directly from the administrators and faculty at these schools. Topics include:

  • The intersection of business education and sustainability, why it’s an important topic for tomorrow’s business leaders to study today
  • Business and sustainability education pedagogy: lessons learned and tips for professors
  • New research findings
  • Key themes that emerge from classes related to sustainability
  • Summaries of projects from the best and brightest students
  • What makes each sustainability program special
  • And general thoughts on the state of sustainability in business

We have a number of guest authors lined up, but we’d love to hear from you too! If you’d like to share your perspective, send a note to Andrea Newell at Andrea@triplepundit.com

Check back tomorrow for the first article!

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  • http://sustainablestate.blogspot.jp/ Chad Brick

    Sustainable corporations are a myth. Corporations, by law and in practice, are sociopaths, only capable of doing “good” when they can justify it by their own short-term narrow interests. Any corporation that does not take advantage of any opportunity to make money within the bounds of whatever its high-priced lawyers can convince one lunk-headed jurist in twelve is reasonable will be beaten out in the marketplace by those that will.

    • Cathy Clifton

      Chad, your assumption is that profitability and sustainable practices can’t co-exist. I think there are many corporations proving that to be untrue.

    • Dave Shires

      Sociopaths? Brother, I emphasize with your frustration, but a corporation is nothing more than a group of people organized to engage in some kind of project or commerce. It’s people that are the problem, not corporations per se. Granted, we have radically abused our democracy in recent times to give corporations far, far too much power, but I don’t think that means the corporation itself is the problem.