Leading Sustainability Specialization

The New School

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Sustainability Management focuses on assuring an organization's enduring environmental, social, and financial health through comprehensive and balanced attention to its system of resources and stakeholders. A firm's chief sustainability officer (CSO)-and counterparts in the nonprofit and public sectors-links operations, financial planning, marketing, social responsibility, and other key functions to promote sustainability as strategy. The Sustainability Management specialization prepares leaders to guide their organizations toward a greener future across the entire spectrum of its activity. Coursework engages students in stakeholder communications, environmental studies, corporate social responsibility, finance, regulatory issues, historical and social policy perspectives, advocacy and social action, and specific technical specialties. Successful students-effective boundary spanners-shape this emerging field to address the intersecting challenges of global climate change, resource depletion, and innovative organization design.

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