Sustainability at D’Amore-McKim
Sustainability encompasses promotion of environmental responsibility, social justice, and profitability. Sustainable enterprises adopt strategies that maximize profits while minimizing negative impact on environment and society. They measure their success in terms of the “triple-bottom line” – environmentally responsible (planet), socially responsible (people), and financially profitable (profits). The D’Amore-McKim School of Business recognizes the growing importance of and need to train business leaders who are sustainability-savvy: leaders who understand the dynamic interplay between business, environment, and society.
At Northeastern University, sustainability is an ongoing process that harnesses the unique talents of students, faculty, staff and the Northeastern community to develop technological, economic and environmentally responsible policies and innovations that will balance the needs of present consumption without sacrificing the needs of future generations.Northeastern University’s Sustainability Action Plan
People who want to help mitigate the effects of climate change need to focus on the problems they can solve in their lives and communities, says Rae André, a professor emeritus of leadership and sustainability at Northeastern. She recently received a lifetime achievement award from an international experiential learning society.
Northeastern is developing new ways for people to produce more sustainable large scale industrial systems by changing how we think about and study consumer industrial economies.
The Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts, co-sponsored by D’Amore-McKim and the Curry Student Center, brought together top industry, academic and government minds to better understand the state’s multi-billion dollar water industry.