sustainability - management intro

Collge of Management

The College of Management (COM) faculty is committed to creating awareness and integration of sustainability into their course work and research agendas.  In our doctorate programs, several students' research agendas primarily focus on sustainability issues.  Our faculty in the intercollegiate Undergraduate Management Programs (UMP) is similarly committed to creating awareness of sustainability in their coursework. The Undergraduate Management Programs reside in both the College of Management and the College of Arts and Sciences, and are thus able to build upon the strength of both Colleges' commitment to the integration of sustainability into the curriculum.

Sustainability: the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  Efforts toward achieving sustainability strive for long-term economic, social, and environmental health. 

Sustainable Development:  Creative and entrepreneurial ventures that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Sustainable Business Value:  Financial, environmental, and societal success that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs within a whole system approach.

Sustainability in Education: Efforts to provide an education that promotes respect for the social and economic needs of others as well as respect for our environment in both the present and future.

 

"There can be few people in business today who could doubt that social and environmental sustainability will be one of the defining business drivers for multinational corporations ... the sustainability agenda presents to business the need for companies to embed these issues into their business and turn them into a competitive advantage" - Patrick Cescau, CEO, Unilever