Green comes to life every day at the University of Oregon's Center for Sustainable Business Practices.
Housed in one of the nation's most environmentally friendly business school facilities, the center is at the forefront of thinking about how to balance social, environmental, and financial responsibilities. For us, the market demand for transparency, sustainability, and business responsiveness just makes sense.
In fact, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest—with its natural beauty, array of outdoor opportunities, and appreciation for the environment—continue to be a nexus of sustainable business management practices, new startups, and innovations. Many companies in Oregon's hallmark industries—electronics, wood products, consumer products, and green building—have earned reputations for world-class supply chain and operations management. And Oregon is an international leader in environmental quality, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
In many ways, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices is about evolving and converging the region's enterprising culture in these fields to create new understanding and to foster strategies that help businesses thrive—with global reach and impact.
As a hub of the University of Oregon's aspiring international leadership in research, teaching, and outreach activities in this vital area, the center offers faculty, students, and the business community:
- A research-based, interdisciplinary, and integrated curriculum that is delivered in a personalized way
- Active, first-hand exposure to real-world business issues and opportunities
- An engaged community on campus, in the Pacific Northwest, and across the country