Type of Offering

Type: Faculty chat with students
Date: December, 2010

Professor Kevin Dooley, W. P. Carey School of Business, Supply Chain Management Department, and co-director of the Sustainability Consortium, which is an effort started by Walmart to develop sustainability index for all consumer goods, spoke with MBA students about jobs and careers in sustainability.

Type: Business Plan Competition
Date: January, 2011

Our student chapter of Net Impact, in conjunction with the ASU Global Insitute of Sustainability, hosted the internal ASU competition in January the Walmart Sustainable business plan competition event to select a representative to compete in the 2009 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge. The regional competition will be held in March; with the final competition event at Walmart Home Offices in Arkansas. This business plan competition encourages entrepreneurial expression and growth - sustainable product, business or service. The focus of business today must take into account not only the profit potential of a business venture or new product, but also the effect on environment and on people

Date: March, 2011

How to appropriately communicate sustainability. An alumnus of the MBA program who is now the sustainability communications officer at the local Intel facility will speak to MBA students about communicating sustainability appropriately.

Date: November, 2010

Matt Connely and Jennifer Berry from Earth 911 facilitated a discussion with MBA students on recyclying and thinking through the overall potential impact of product on the manufacturing side.

Date: February, 2011

Coming up in the spring semester, a representative from Dixon Golf will speak with MBA students about starting a sustainable business. Dixon Golf is a company dealing in sustainable golf balls and will discuss the market, the opportunities, environmental impact, market impact, etc. and their experience in starting a sustainable busines.

Type: Outreach Experience
Date: March, 2011

Unisource is working on developing sustainable packaging. An outreach experience is planned for spring for students to meet Travis Carter, Unisource Chief Sustainability Officer, tour the facility, and discuss and learn about this sustainable effort.