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Rising Leaders on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

This global survey of students from top-ranking business schools finds widespread consensus that business must lead on solutions to climate change and sustainability to attract and retain talent.

Rising Leaders on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

A new global study of more than 3,700 students at 29 top business schools, conducted by Yale University in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Global Network for Advanced Management, finds that:

  • Corporations unwilling to act on environmental issues are increasingly punished by the men and women they would like to recruit.
  • 44 percent of students are willing to accept a lower salary to work for a company with better environmental practices.
  • Conversely, about one-fifth of respondents expressed an unwillingness to work for companies with bad environmental practices no matter what the salary.
  • Students also overwhelmingly consider environmental action a profitable stance, noting that environmental protection will improve economic growth and provide new jobs.

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Stuart DeCew, Director at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, discusses key insights from the research on MSNBC's Greenhouse:

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Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011
Stuart  DeCew

Todd Cort

Lecturer in Sustainability at Yale School of Management
CBEY co-faculty director, Todd Cort, awarded Sustainability Teaching Award by EMBA Class of 2018

Laura Franceschini

Sustainability Strategy & Operations at Google
Master of Environmental Management 2014
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Heather Fitzgerald

Associate Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Heather  Fitzgerald

Camino De Paz

Managing Director of Global Initiatives at Yale School of Management
Camino  De Paz

Peter Bakker

President & CEO at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Peter  Bakker

Cass Walker

Executive Director at First Southwest Community Fund
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