Harvard Business School (HBS) is committed to Harvard’s Sustainability Action Plan and the University’s mission to accelerate the adoption of systems and practices that protect the climate and environment, advance a more equitable society, and promote the wellbeing of people at Harvard and beyond. HBS promotes sustainability across our community with support from Operations, the Student Sustainability Associates program, the Business & Environment Initiative, the employee Green Team, and Executive Education.
HBS has made strong progress to date, exceeding the University’s initial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of 30 percent by 2016 while saving the school millions of dollars. As of 2022, HBS has achieved a 52 percent reduction in GHG emissions, along with a 32 percent reduction in energy consumption (inclusive of campus growth, with a 2006 baseline). HBS also made a 58 percent reduction in waste and a 6 percent reduction in water use.
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Business & Environment
Learn how the Business & Environment Initiative works across all departments of the School, and connects with students, alumni, and faculty to shape curriculum and research agendas, to educate, connect, and mobilize business leaders to address climate change and other environmental challenges.