Carbon Cutters

These business schools are inspiring students to promote environmentally sustainable business practices by first modeling those practices in their own operations.
Carbon Cutters

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 bized.editors@aacsb.edu.


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