Business & Sustainability - News and Announcements
MBA international trip to Copenhagen, Summer 2012: Sustainable Business concentration students may be particularly interested. http://www.usm.maine.edu/international/travel-denmark
Green Order Newsletter: Check out this newsletter from GreenOrder, on business strategy and environmental innovation!
Business & Sustainability Newsletter Spring 2011: Check out the inaugural issue of the Maine Business School Business & Sustainability Newsletter
The Business Strategy of Going Green: Read what Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii is doing to make their campus more environmentally friendly http://www.shidler.hawaii.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=1152
Doing Well By Doing Good: The George Washington School of Business, Institute of Corporate Responsibility adds certificate program in Responsible Management http://business.gwu.edu/magazine/fall2009/doing-well-by-doing-good.cfm
Sustainable Success stories: http://business.gwu.edu/magazine/fall2009/sustainable-success.cfm
MIT Sloan offers sustainable business certificate: http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2010/02/mit_sloan_will.html
MBAs with a Social Conscience: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/apr2010/bs2010045_970923.htm
Who owns sustainability?: http://www.iienet.org/uploadedFiles/IIE/IIE_News/nasr.pdf
Sustainability Trends on Campus: http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1611&p=1#0
Keeping the Commitment: http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1612
Sustainable IT: 30 tips for going green with IT operations and equipment http://www.universitybusiness.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1615
Some Eco-Products Require Discounts, Others Draw Premiums (Network News from Network for Business Sustainability): Research in the Journal of Consumer Marketing reveals that, while consumers increasingly demand green products, the price they will pay depends on perceived “functional risk”. As a result, companies need to understand how their products rank in terms of functional risk – and package and price them accordingly. Read the full Research Insight.
Learning Circle Grant Awarded to the MBS Business and Sustainability Program
November 19, 2010
The Maine Business School’s Business and Sustainability Program has been awarded a Learning Circle Grant from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment (CETA). The grant will allow members of the MBS Learning Circle Committee—faculty Terry Porter, Scott Anchors, and Nancy Forster-Holt, along with graduate student Cassie Vaillancourt—to explore and develop a plan for enhancing sustainability in the business school curriculum and program.
Potential initiatives under consideration include providing opportunities for students to travel to sustainability-related events and conferences, increasing participation among undergraduate students (currently it is an MBA track exclusively), a possible certificate in Business and Sustainability for non-degree students, guest speakers, voluntary faculty development, networking with other departments, student groups, and other colleges and universities, and the possible start-up of a Net Impact chapter. Net Impact is an international student-based business and sustainability organization with 16 member campuses already established in New England.