Brandeis Campus Sustainability Initiative
The Campus Sustainability Initiative is charged with reducing Brandeis' environmental and climate change impact. It is a collaborative effort among departments and student groups. It is managed by a Sustainability Coordinator based in the Department of Facilities Services. Current initiatives include a major 16-month sustainable energy program that started in March 2012 to make infrastructure improvements that will increase Brandeis’s energy efficiency. In addition, a Brandeis Sustainability Fund provides grants, advice, and support to undergraduate students for projects promoting sustainability.
Brandeis University Climate Change Action Plan
Brandeis released its Climate Action Plan in 2009. The plan outlines the University’s goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and reduce energy use by 10% by 2014 by upgrading current equipment and buildings.
Brandeis Environmental Studies: Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs
Undergraduate students at Brandeis may choose to major or minor in Environmental Studies. The program prepares students to tackle critical issues that face our global community today through a curriculum of hands-on humanities, science, and social science courses.
Students at IBS can sign up to receive Earthnotes, a periodic newsletter that is published by the undergraduate Environmental Studies Program. It includes information about events, internships, and job opportunities.
Global Green MBA
The MBA program of the Brandeis International Business School offers students a way to study the economic, social, and environmental impact of business through a Socially Responsible Business concentration known as the Global Green MBA.
Students at both the International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management participate in the Brandeis chapter of Net Impact, an organization that promotes using the power of business to tackle environmental and social problems. This active student group sponsors and carries out a wide range of events and projects.
Principles for Responsible Management Education
IBS is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). These principles were developed in 2007 by an international task force, including business school deans and university presidents, and stem from a recommendation by the academic stakeholders of the UN Global Compact. The six principles outline steps business schools will take to prepare students to help move businesses and the global economy towards sustainability.