TWO BUSINESS SCHOOLS have adopted wide-ranging initiatives
to combat the effects of climate change. At Nottingham Trent
University, business faculty have created a comprehensive
workshop to help students and academics increase their knowledge
about climate change. At the University of Victoria, administrators
and faculty have made the necessary changes not only to offset
their community’s carbon emissions, but also to make the business
school’s operations completely carbon neutral.
As these schools work to ingrain sustainability into their campus
cultures, they also intend to provide students with valuable
opportunities to learn and to inspire other schools to follow in
their footsteps. Administrators at both institutions have the same
message: Business schools have a responsibility to teach students
about sustainable business practices—and to lead by example.
This article originally appeared in BizEd's January/February 2020 issue. Please send questions, comments, or letters to the editor to [email protected].
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