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Marybeth Bucklen, MBA Student
A Sustainable & Socially Responsible Career
I stood in the sunny atrium of the Atlanta Hilton Hotel, taking in the sights and sounds of women networking with representatives from companies and organizations sponsoring the 2018 Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference, hosted by the Forté Foundation from June 15-16, 2018, was advertised as an event where women could “explore career paths, meet recruiters and mentors, and hear from today’s most influential businesswomen.” When the Scheller College of Business (in which I am a second-year student in the Evening MBA Program) offered me a ticket to the conference, I jumped at the opportunity to attend.
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by Daniel Matisoff
The Value of Green Building and its Spillover Effects
The Georgia Institute of Technology has begun construction on one of the first “Living Buildings” in the Southeast that seeks to transform the local building and construction industry. Living Buildings (similar to other green building programs) achieve certification by accruing credits across a number of criteria. Living Buildings must produce more energy than they use, treat all water on-site, and be regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community. In this discussion, I summarize the motivations for organizations to build and certify green and why we might expect Georgia Tech’s demonstration project to begin market transformation in the building and construction industry.
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Lucien Dhooge, Scheller College of Business
U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Will Continue the Debate Between Religious Freedom and LGBTQ+ Rights
The past five years have been characterized by enormous strides toward full equality for the LGBTQ+ community in marriage, employment, and social acceptance. However, this progress has been accompanied by questions about religious freedom, never more notably than in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court’s decision to rule in favor of the cake shop fails to resolve these questions and leaves them open for future litigation.
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By Michael Oxman, Managing Director
Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact
Michael Oxman, Managing Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business authored a guest blog for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation Eccocentricity Blog about the Energy Burden Project the Center is sponsoring. You can read about it here.
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By: Marnie Harris, Mentor Program Coordinator, Excel Program
Sustainable Scheduling: Improving Lives, Boosting Productivity
As a Georgia Tech student, I quickly learned that an established routine was the fastest way to success. However, as Dr. Saravanan Kesavan pointed out in a talk on February 12th, the privilege of a routine should not be taken for granted.
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Braden Beaudreau, MBA Student
How Can Companies Take Ownership of Sustainability?
On February 21st, Bhattacharya talked about his research interviewing employees about making their employers more sustainable as part of the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
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Patients in Kenya smile after receiving Mobility Carts donated by MedShare. (Courtesy Medshare)
Bridging Surplus with Need: Improving Healthcare in the Developing World
The onslaught of news about natural disasters has been inescapable of late. As we write this, we think of the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, many still without water or electricity weeks after devastation from Hurricane Maria in September.
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By Thomas Bledsoe
No Pain, No Gain: Training for the Long Game in Sustainable Business
On October 30th, David Rachelson, Vice President of Sustainability at Rubicon Global, spoke about how his company's "personal trainer model" to help customers reach zero waste.
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