“Environment isn’t a defined ‘industry,’ per se, so you need help to navigate the options and uncover opportunities. HBS is a terrific place to build that support network.”
“When investors take a longer-term perspective, it helps companies develop more sustainable strategies.”
“Being able to change resource allocation decisions inside the Global 1000 will generate large changes in how business is conducted.”
“The more time I spend with the biggest businesses on earth, the more clearly I see the degree to which humanity depends upon nature.”
“How do we know if the programs we’re adopting are the most effective ways to improve our environmental performance and factory conditions?”
“Many major world problems - climate change, national security, habitat and species loss, and our balance of trade - share common roots in our energy choices.”
The Business & Environment Initiative seeks to deepen business leaders’ understanding of today’s environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions.
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George Serafeim is an assistant professor of Business Administration in the Accounting and Management unit at Harvard Business School.
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