The MBA and Sustainability

What is a "green" MBA?

Traditional MBA degrees focus heavily on financial results – the traditional bottom line.

Today, with a growing awareness of the “triple bottom line” and sustainability thinking, MBA programs are incorporating social and environmental management into their curriculums. Most MBA programs at least offer electives that touch on sustainability. Some other schools specialize in curriculums in which every course is imbued with sustainability as a core component.

Regardless of the focus of your school, this page should offer a deeper dive on issues of sustainability that are specifically relevant to the MBA student, or prospective MBA student.

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5 Entrepreneurs Share Advice on Making it in the Sharing Economy

Tri Tran of Munchery, Jennifer Lee of ClosetDash Shop, Kevin Clark of uSwapia.com, Eddie Patzsch of Trablr and Tristan Pollock of Storefront share…
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Brands Need Social Sustainability to be Truly Sustainable

The apparent disconnect between the real, increased sustainability performance of top global companies and the public's negative perception of same companies may lie…
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Welcome to Sustainable Management with Bard

I was honored last month to give the inaugural lecture to a class of 19 candidates for a Masters in Sustainable Business, the…
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The Changing Face of the MBA (Infographic)

Net Impact surveyed more than 3,000 respondents on the strengths of top MBA programs in order to give an unprecedented look into the…
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Indian MBA Program Offers a Minor in Empathy

SP Jain has developed a new program for students designed to make them experience true poverty and appreciate what they have to be…
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US Patent Office Launches “Patents for Humanity” Challenge

Last month at the White House’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Summit for Global Development, UnderSecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos launched…
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Hunter Lovins is Still Optimistic About the Future of Sustainability in Business

Hunter Lovins set down last week to a conversation with Eban Goodstein, the Director of the Bard MBA in Sustainability and Bard Center…

Open Letter to Presidio Graduate School MBA Students and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

SLDI Responds to Presidio Students' open letter to the David and Lucille Packard Foundation
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Aspen Institute Releases List of Top Green MBA Degrees

The Aspen Institute recently released their annual list of top business schools that offer sustainable MBAs. According to Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey:…
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Green Mountain College: A Little More to the Story

In May, my TriplePundit colleague Tina Casey wrote a good piece on Green Mountain College’s success in achieving carbon neutrality. I enjoyed Tina’s…
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How to Prepare Yourself to Make a Difference in the World with a Green MBA

Are you wondering how you can make a difference in the world? The green MBA, also known as a Sustainable MBA, is worthy…
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New Online Sustainable MBA on the Scene

Antioch University New England’s Sustainable MBA is a proud sponsor of Triple Pundit Thinking about pursuing an MBA in sustainable management? Antioch University…
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How to Put Sustainability in Any Corporate Job: New Guide Shares Stories from the Field

We’ve enjoyed a close relationship with Net Impact over the years and are excited to help them present their new career guide: Corporate…
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Hult Global Case Challenge Launches With Water.org

Are you a current MBA student? Our friends at Hult International Business school are excited to invite you to participate in the 2nd…
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Business as UNusual: The MBA as Part of Your Sustainable Career Path

By Samantha Johnston As many upcoming college graduates and professionals are looking at graduate school applications for next fall, some are considering the…