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Using the power of business, technology, and innovation to build a sustainable future.

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business acts as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty, companies, and entrepreneurs to create an environment where business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges can take shape and thrive. Since its founding, The Center has been particularly active in developing coursework in business sustainability for students at all levels—undergraduates, MBAs, doctoral students, and executives. Students further benefit from access to Scheller's Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) and the Cecil B. Day Program in Ethics. In all, Scheller provides students unparalleled breadth in environmental sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership

Empowering Students

Educating tomorrow's managers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and CEOs to integrate cutting-edge business principles, science, and technology to help build a sustainable and prosperous future

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Engaging Organizations

Helping companies understand and adopt value-creating sustainable practices, remain in the forefront of sustainable innovation, and create collaborative, cross-sector partnerships with a range of stakeholders

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Enriching Research

Attracting top faculty, creating opportunities for collaboration, and supporting high-impact research in business strategies for sustainability

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Designed to be a connecting point and catalyst for business-focused sustainability activities, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business was made possible through the generosity of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, with additional support from the Kendeda Fund.
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Beril Toktay, Faculty Director
Professor of Operations Management
Brady Family Chair
Scheller ADVANCE Professor

Since joining Scheller in 2005, Beril has been an active voice in sustainability. She has received several National Science Foundation grants to study sustainable business practices, teaches an MBA-level course on business strategies for sustainability, and is internationally known for her research on sustainable operations management, with a focus on socially responsible, environmentally friendly business practices. Beril led the Scheller's efforts to start the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, which she sees as a hub to bring together the business know-how of Scheller with the technology know-how of the Georgia Tech community.
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Howard Connell, Managing Director
Professor of the Practice in Sustainable Business

Howard joined Scheller in 2013 as the Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business. In this role he teaches sustainable business consulting project courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs; leads educational initiatives and student career opportunity development; and manages industry outreach, partnership development, and fundraising. Howard brings with him a strong connection to sustainability, having worked most recently as Global Sustainability Leader at Kimberly Clark, where he led Kimberly Clark's B2B sustainability efforts. A native of Atlanta, Howard holds a BBA from Belmont University and an MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was affiliated with the Center for Responsible Business. Locally, he serves on the board of Atlanta's Center for Civic Innovation and the advisory board of Atlanta's Lifecycle Building Center.
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Arianna Robinson, Program and Operations Manager

Arianna joined the Scheller College of Business as the Program Support Coordinator for the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in 2014. In this role her primary responsibilities include execution, coordination, and/or support of Center strategic projects, events and ongoing initiatives, professional and administrative support, coordination of graduate research and student assistants, and overall office and financial management of the Center.

Arianna received her BBA in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University. Most recently she was with the central office of a national nonprofit organization focused on leadership development.

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