A New Trickle Down Effect: Business Schools Focus on Sustainability

As business moves sustainability into the mainstream by integrating it into corporate practice and strategy, so business education is now integrating sustainability themes into courses and teaching approaches, and is investing in faculty development. And typical of the new mode of collaborative effort now exhibited by many companies, business schools are now working collectively through platforms like the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education, the Academy of Business in Society, and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. It counts as never before: Bloomberg BusinessWeek now includes sustainability in its ranking of business schools. You can bet that that the corporate workforce of the future will have sustainability embedded in its DNA.  

John Howell, Editorial Director