In 2008, Darden established its sustainability vision: to be a zero waste, carbon neutral enterprise by 2020, and a top ten business school for teaching and research on sustainability by 2013. We think about sustainability in terms of How We Live and How We Learn, bringing together academic learning and facilities changes for sustainability whenever possible. Darden students have initiated many actions related to achieving our goals, including conducting a trash audit, creating a voluntary program to offset the carbon footprint of their MBA education, and producing the annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum. Efforts small and large enhance Darden’s learning environment and engage our community.
We look forward to being transparent about our progress, and sharing best practices with our academic and corporate partners.
Associate Director of Sustainability Programs at Darden
Darden offers 17 elective courses that solely or partially focus on sustainability and ethical leadership/decision-making. Coursework includes tools essential for developing a successful sustainability strategy such as stakeholder engagement and systems thinking. In addition, Darden includes topics on sustainability throughout its First Year core curriculum.
Read more about the Innovation for Sustainability concentration or view the following video on the sustainability curriculum:
For more videos on Darden's sustainability curriculum, click on the links below: