Abstract for: Going Green Globally with Strategic Sustainability Systems

This paper describes our “Going Green Globally” effort to bring first-year MBA students and business clients together to create sustainable yet profitable practices. The intensive student experience uses systems thinking to frame strategic decisions with a holistic perspective. Students obtain self-assessments on environmental citizenry, study with environmental scientists and engineers, and collaborate with industry experts to craft green practices for actual clients. This cornerstone integrative experience addresses the recognized need to apply knowledge and successfully innovate in complex situations as well as develop sound green business models for their future.