With headlines across all of the news publications, debates in the senate, and even the president making a special note about climate change at the White House Correspondents Dinner; sustainability is everywhere. And Colorado is proving itself a leader in this field.

Sustainability could very well be the greatest business opportunity the world has ever seen.  Top companies are increasingly aware that adopting sustainable business practices increases efficiency, drives product innovation and competitive advantage, creates employee and customer loyalty and enhances enterprise value.  Furthermore, because sustainability has only recently ignited into the mainstream, the opportunities keep growing and changing rapidly.

The University of Colorado Denver Business School Managing for Sustainability program will be offering a class in Fall 2015 for those students interested in sustainability.  The course, MGMT 4830/MGMT 6823– The Sustainable Business Opportunity – explores the latest research and case studies in the field.  Students will learn from numerous guest speakers about how leading companies are embracing sustainability as a key element in their corporate strategies, as well as the various challenges and opportunities they face.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to network with and hear real-world examples from the region’s  leading sustainability professionals.  The companies represented are all Colorado-based and include CH2M Hill, Prologis, WhiteWave Foods, IHS, EcoProducts, DirectTV, DaVita, Ball Corporation, AT&T, among many others. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to attend two on-site visits to local businesses.

Students who complete this course will be eligible to take a hands on, project based course in the Spring 2016 that will satisfy the experiential learning requirement.

For more information about this course, contact the Course Director, Graham Russell, by emailing graham.russell@ucdenver.edu or calling (303)520-6607.

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