19 Sep 2017

Senior Lecturer John Macomber Wins Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Business Education

John Macomber

Photo: Russ Campbell

BOSTON—Harvard Business School senior lecturer John Macomber has been named co-winner of the 2016 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Business Education for his second-year MBA elective course Building Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure.

Now in its tenth year and offered by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, the Page Prize is intended to encourage the study of sustainability in business school curricula.

Building Sustainable Cites and Infrastructure is designed for students who want to explore tools and examples that help investors, entrepreneurs, and policy makers understand a number of challenging issues, including rapid urbanization, increasing pressure on the environment and basic resources, and the growing difficulty governments face in managing the confluence of these trends.

Comprising five modules, the course focuses on infrastructure finance and public-private partnerships, the development and construction of buildings in cities, global issues and tools, infrastructure and economic development, and megaprojects and cities.

Expressing his thanks and appreciation for the Page Prize, Macomber said, “This prize is significant, because it highlights a finance course that looks at investments in sustainability at large scale. It also recognizes the importance of cities as the economic and political units that can most quickly accomplish projects that lead to economic development, social and financial inclusion, and reduction in greenhouse gas generation as well as increased resilience in the face of climate change.”

A member of the Harvard Business School’s Finance Unit, Macomber is also a participant in the School’s Business and Environment Initiative and Social Enterprise Initiative and a member of the executive committee of the Harvard University Center for African Studies. He teaches finance, real estate, urbanization, and entrepreneurship courses in the second year of Harvard Business School’s MBA Program and in its Executive Education Programs.


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About Harvard Business School

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