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(Left to right:  Sir Peter Crane, Dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; Ted Snyder, Dean of the School of Management; and Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Yale scholars and global business leaders will work together to address critical sustainability issues through a new partnership between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), the Yale School of Management (SOM), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The partnership will enable Yale students and faculty to engage directly with business leaders from across the WBCSD network with the ultimate aim of inspiring management practices – particularly across the 25-school Global Network for Advanced Management established by SOM – that better address the business challenges of the 21st century.

The partnership’s initial focus will be the promotion of regional internships for students, research opportunities, and a pilot online course, Natural Capital: Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems, which was launched in January. The course uses case studies to highlight businesses’ dependence on access to critical resources, such as materials, energy, food and water, and the risks and opportunities inherent to operating in an increasingly resource-strained environment.

Related links:

For a perspective from the Yale News, click here.

For a discussion with Peter Bakker, please click here.

For more information on the course on Natural Capital, please click here.

For details about our January 2014 panel discussion on The Path to Resilient Prosperity, please click here.  Or you can watch the video here:  

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