Free Downloadable Guide: Sustainability & Business Education
A note from Poets&Qaunts Editor-In-Chief, John A. Byrne
For prospective students, who care deeply about the environment, there are more options than ever before to prepare for a career with positive impact. After all, today the fastest-growing segment of the economy is directly linked to combating the climate crisis.
Climate change may well become the defining theme for tomorrow's business leaders. According to LinkedIn’s Global Green Skills Report 2022, green jobs grew by more than a third from 2015 to 2021, from 9.6 percent to 13.3 percent, and renewable and environmental jobs grew by a staggering 237 percent over the last five years.
American University’s Kogod’s Master’s Degree In Sustainability Management is the school’s fastest-growing program, with applications up 100 percent year over year. And business school deans, from Columbia Business School in New York to INSEAD in France, have made climate change a top strategic priority.
At Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA students are publishing a newsletter aptly named The Gigaton to quantify, in actual gigatons, the impact emerging solutions have on the climate. Their target audience? Talented young professionals looking for careers with impact.
Our hope is that this free guide provides a glimpse at the role business schools can play in training and educating a new generation of leaders who want to dedicate their lives to the opportunities and challenges our world now faces.
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