As little as a decade ago, sustainability was just a word that didn’t have a lot of impact in the business world. The idea was really just beginning to bubble to the surface.
CU Denver caught onto this trend while it was still in its infancy in 2006. The Managing for Sustainability (M4S) program started small with one class offered the fall semester for 25 students. The program quickly bulked up its offerings by adding five more courses that following year. Read more
Many business leaders recognize that sustainable practices increase their company’s competitive advantage and enable it to attract and retain the best employees. However, they constantly face a major challenge: overcoming the misconception that it’s almost impossible for a business to improve its environmental and social impact while still increasing its bottom line. Read more
The atmosphere seemed more like old friends catching up than business leaders gathering at the Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council meeting last Wednesday. The Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council consists of 42 sustainability leaders in and around Denver alongside Business School faculty.
The advisory council keeps the CU Denver Business School in touch with the people spearheading sustainability best practices here in Denver. Read more
Dr. Sue Keaveney’s Managing for Sustainability marketing course, “Marketing and Global Sustainability” at the CU Denver Business School, received honorable mention for the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula award.
The award results from an international competition hosted by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Read more
The Sustainability Field Study Course at the CU Denver Business School led by professor Graham Russell that concluded this past Spring gave students the real world experience they crave. Students who took the course work individually or in small teams to conduct a semester-long sustainability project in a local company, government agency or non-profit.
These projects address a clearly identified need and lead to a well-defined product or deliverable that can be achieved within the duration of a single semester. Read more