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A Scheller Alumni Lifelong Learning event highlighted the Carbon Reduction Challenge.
Ready to Take the Carbon Reduction Challenge?: Sustainability Advocates Share Tips for Making an Impact
Beginning in 2017, students from Georgia Tech and other colleges and universities have competed in a summer-long competition known as the Carbon Reduction Challenge. Over ten weeks, as students work over the summer as interns or in co-op positions, they research and design projects that have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while saving money for their employers. As sustainability ambassadors, Challenge participants have the opportunity to pitch projects to managers and key decision-makers at their organizations. Some projects have been adopted and implemented by the organizations, resulting in millions of pounds of avoided CO2 emissions and hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided energy costs for partnering organizations.
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John Wells
A Career and Life Led with a Servant’s Heart: An Interview with John Wells (IM ’84)
This interview is the next installment in our series of profiles on sustainability leaders among Georgia Tech alumni. Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business speaks with John Wells (IM ’84), longtime president and CEO of Interface Americas, where he worked alongside Founder and Chairman Ray C. Anderson (IE ’56, Honorary Ph.D. ’11) in building a company that became an exemplar of “doing well by doing good.” John shares his career trajectory, memories of working at Interface at a time of incredible change, and best practices for embedding sustainability in a company. John currently leads the CEO and Leadership Practice as a Partner at The Goodwin Group.
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When Do Public Supplier Lists Improve Profits and Sustainability Goals?
When Do Public Supplier Lists Improve Profits and Sustainability Goals?
This study showed that under certain conditions, a firm’s commitment to publishing a list of approved suppliers motivates suppliers to work towards eliminating safety, environmental, or other responsibility violations.
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Highlights from the Summer and Fall 2020 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
Highlights from the Summer and Fall 2020 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business launched the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series in 2016 to develop and strengthen the network of sustainability-minded students, faculty, staff, practitioners, and community members. Hosting the series is just one way in which the Center serves as a connector and catalyst across diverse stakeholders in an effort to create more sustainable communities. Through informative talks, lively Q&As, and illuminating interviews, the series opens the lines of communication between current and future changemakers.
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Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18)
Forging a Career at the Intersection of Sustainability and Energy: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18)
Michael Oxman speaks with Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18), an energy project manager for Microsoft’s data center and energy sustainability team. Mark shares his career trajectory, thoughts on the intersection of sustainability and the energy sector, and advice for students looking to incorporate their passion for sustainability into their careers.
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2020-21 Sustainability Fellows and Ambassadors
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Announces 2020-21 Scheller College Graduate Sustainability Fellows and Undergraduate Ambassadors
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is delighted to announce the 2020-21 Graduate Sustainability Fellows and Undergraduate Sustainability Ambassadors. This year, 25 graduate and 14 undergraduate students will deepen their engagement in sustainability by working on projects and participating in activities related to sustainable business.
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Pathway to Carbon Neutrality Unveiled during Drawdown Georgia Launch Week
Pathway to Carbon Neutrality Unveiled during Drawdown Georgia Launch Week
What will it take for the state of Georgia to reach a point of carbon neutrality? How can the state work towards this goal in an equitable way? These questions were at the heart of a research component of the Drawdown Georgia initiative.
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Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Ranks No. 4 in Sustainable Business by the 2020 Better World MBA Ranking by Corporate Knights
Georgia Tech Scheller College Ranks Top Five in Sustainability Education Six Years in a Row
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Ranks No. 4 in the 2020 Better World MBA Ranking by Corporate Knights.
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