Lauren Burrows believes that delivering the most basic necessities – cheap, reliable energy, food and clean water – to the world’s growing and increasingly demanding population in the face of impending scarcity is the greatest challenge our generation faces.

“It is critical that we find sustainable solutions to these problems in a way that preserves our environment for future generations.”
“It is critical that we find sustainable solutions to these problems in a way that preserves our environment for future generations,” Burrows says. “As a businessperson, being able to work on solving these challenges is what gets me excited every day.”

The Business and Environment Initiative gave Burrows the opportunity to meet like-minded fellow MBA students, alumni, and Executive Education program participants at networking events. The BEI also enabled her to connect with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields outside of the classroom in a more informal, interactive way.

Burrows will soon be joining General Electric’s Energy Financial Services division. To other students considering careers at the intersection of business and the environment, she says, “The BEI is a great resource and it is worth spending time getting to know the faculty and staff as they have a ton of knowledge to share.”