By 2060, the Earth's population is likely to reach 9 billion, greatly increasing demands for natural resources. The creation of businesses that can deliver the jobs and services that are critical to human well-being while simultaneously reducing the likelihood that we will destroy or severely damage the natural systems on which we all rely is one of the greatest challenges, and one of the greatest opportunities, facing business leaders today.
The mission of the Business and Environment Initiative is to deepen business leaders' understanding of today's environmental challenges and to assist them in developing effective solutions. We aspire to help leaders think clearly about the design of economic and political institutions that enable firms and societies to thrive while maintaining the physical and biological systems on which they ultimately depend.
“We cannot address the environmental challenges we face without the active participation of the private sector, and we are committed to finding ways to make this participation both possible and profitable.”
We support the creation of effective solutions by:
Faculty interested in business and environment
Green Business Alumni Association members
“The event last night with MBAs and exec ed students was absolutely terrific! Everyone I talked to had a great time, and the only downside was that it wasn't longer.”
Andrew Schwaitzberg, MBA '14