The MBA Series

How Today’s Students Become Tomorrow’s Sustainable Leaders

MBA 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, we hear directly from the administrators and academicians at these schools.

More Than Me Academy provides quality education to at-risk girls from the West Point slum of Liberia.

‘More Than Me Academy’ Educates and Protects Vulnerable Girls in Liberia

More Than Me (MTM) Academy is a girls school in Monrovia, Liberia founded in September 2013. MTM enrolls 125 girls from a slum…
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A Look at Local Food and Urban Farming in Two American Cities

Urban farming may help address inadequate food access by expanding fresh produce options in the inner city, but at the same time it…
Andrew Hoffman entering Yosemite National Park on his motorcycle.

Why We Care: Valuing Both Economy and Environment

To protect something, we have to love it. And to love it, we have to take the time to appreciate its beauty and…
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The Growing Local Food Movement: Staying ‘Small’ as Things Scale Up

For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or…
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Op-Ed: Business, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility

This post explores expanding corporate social responsibility to incorporate the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities.
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Strategic Sustainability: Five Steps to Create Abundance

If you experience discord between the importance of sustainability to your business and the seemingly haphazard efforts to implement sustainable initiatives, you are…
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SEEED Summit at Brown University: Interview with Ira Magaziner

Two Brown undergrads sat down to talk with Ira Magaziner, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)…

Meet Me at the Corner of ‘And’ and ‘Why’

Recently the University of Washington Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility convened a summit for thought leaders in corporate…
MBA students from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business pose with World Bicycle Relief staff in Zambia.

How MBA Students Are Getting ‘Out There’ with Global Experiential Learning

Working beyond domestic sustainability challenges through global experiential learning gives MBA students the opportunity to tackle very complex business, political and cultural situations…
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Fostering Sustainable Growth in North Texas as Overpopulation Mounts

In North Texas, the population of the 10-county Dallas-Fort Worth region is expected to grow from approximately 5.1 million in 2000 to 9.1…
An oil slick glistens on the surface at the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Sustainability and Catastrophic Risk: What Business Leaders Can Learn from BP

Catastrophic risks are unanticipated losses or damage that cripple an organization and often lead to a survival mode. Business leaders may choose to…
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CSR and Financial Performance Linked, Moskowitz Prize-Winning Scholar Reveals

Caroline Flammer, assistant professor in general management at Ivey Business School at Western University (London, Ontario), was recently named the 2013 Moskowitz Prize…
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Integrating Women in Business: Becoming a Modern Day ‘Branch’ Rickey

Wesley “Branch” Rickey was an innovative professional sports executive, best known for breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier by signing African American player…
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The CSR Value Continuum: From Value Distribution to Shared Value Creation

"That is shared value not corporate social responsibility." That is the reaction I received two weeks ago after sending a note about my…
Haas students attend a "Lean In" event together at Facebook Headquarters, fall 2013.

Want to Help Women Achieve Leadership Roles? Bring on the Men

This past fall, I offered my Women in Business course at the MBA level, for the second year in a row. Again, the…