The John Cook School of Business has announced the Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices program.
Modeled on the business school's Service Leadership program, the Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices is intended to help undergraduate business students understand how firms can achieve economic sustainability while also pursuing environmental and social sustainability; a goal that fits well with SLU's mission.
Building sustainable societies is increasingly important, both pragmatically and as a social justice issue. Often there is the perception that environmental and social sustainability are at odds with economic sustainability, especially when considered from the perspective of the individual firm. However, this need not be the case; it is possible for businesses to promote environmental and social sustainability while also being economically sustainable (i.e. profitable).
The Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices Program, headed by Rob Boyle, Ph.D., combines coursework related to sustainability with field work, seminars and reflections.
A ‘Sustainability 101' session for undergraduate business students will be presented at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, by David Webb, Program Manager at SLU's Center for Sustainability. Reservations are required.
Click here to learn more about the Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices or contact Rob Boyle, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-3609.