Environmental Sustainability Concentration

Babson College

Date Posted: Jan. 14, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


In order to succeed in today's world of rapidly declining natural resources, shifting climate conditions, and growing supply chain transparency, students must develop a clear understanding of how their business decisions will impact the environment and future generations. Companies that embed sustainability practices into their culture and operations have been shown to have lower capital costs, increased financial performance, more engaged employees, and higher levels of customer loyalty: sustainability has become a primary driver for innovation and business success in the 21st century.

The Environmental Sustainability concentration is ideal for: Students interested in a career in social entrepreneurship Students interested in a career in science and innovation * Students interested in complementing their other concentrations to differentiate themselves

The Environmental Sustainability concentration will provide students with the tools to become sustainability leaders, and students working in this concentration are challenged to recognize points of integration and points of tension between the needs of the planet and all its inhabitants and ecosystems, as well as the demands of business and economic growth.