“I want to illustrate the way in which a private company, if it decides to make a difference against really large problems, and in particular environmental problems, can really shift the conversation and make a big difference.”
“Nature Inc. transforms the operation of room air conditioners to improve comfort and efficiency for consumers while reducing energy demand peaks for utilities with simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-install device.” —Haruumi Shiode, MBA 2016
Professor Forest Reinhardt explains how a big company can make small changes to put its commitment to the environment to work on its behalf.
“I began to think that if I could measure my career success, it would be by bringing capital to work to address climate change.”
"Coming from a strong educational background gives you the luxury to spend time finding the right opportunities. It’s worth doing that to make a positive difference in the world.”
“My research examines how companies strive to increase operational discipline, primarily in terms of environmental management and performance, but also with respect to occupational safety and process quality.”
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