Director, Dr. David Krueger
Dr. Krueger serves as Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics in the Division of Business Administration. He also is co-director of BW's sustainability undergraduate major, the first in the Midwest.
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities
A rapidly evolving movement, sustainability is an opportunity and challenge for organizations in their effort to integrate sustainable business practices.
As ecological and social issues unfold, sustainability offers tremendous opportunities for organizations and individuals who understand and embrace its principles. Reducing corporate environmental footprints, developing sustainable products and services, striving for higher levels of transparency, and being accountable to corporate stakeholders are key issues affecting today's visionary leaders.
The Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP) is a resource center offering consulting services for area businesses, peer-to-peer sharing for business managers, and educational programs that can benefit northeast Ohio organizations and the community.
Made possible with support of the McGregor Fund.
Serving the Business Community
Climate change and energy, changing roles and responsibilities of governments, heightened customer and supply chain demands for sustainable products and services, industry pressures for tangible corporate sustainability metrics, evolving public perceptions and expectations of what it means to be a corporate sustainability leader, and cost reductions generated from high levels of corporate sustainability performance all provide opportunities for businesses to participate in this growing movement.
ISBP is a resource center for northeast Ohio businesses in their efforts to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and business models. We will offer consulting services through our new Sustainability Plan Clinic ranging from audits to sustainability planning that can help firms achieve tangible results.
On-going programs, some open to the general public, and others available for ISBP sponsors, will address critical sustainability issues and offer best practices in sustainability.
Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow
A leader in sustainability programming, Baldwin Wallace launched the first midwest undergraduate major in sustainability. An interdisciplinary program that includes natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and business administration, the major educates students in utilizing sustainable practices in their careers and communities.
New in 2010, BW now offers a two-year MBA in Sustainability program that is designed to help businesses and managers develop innovative solutions that respect the environment, enhance public policy and increase profits
In partnership with these and other BW programs, ISBP is helping infuse concepts of sustainability into undergraduate/graduate business curricula and other studies. In addition, it serves to coordinate campus speakers and encourages faculty development in bringing concepts of sustainability to their programs.
Educating the Community
BW continues to make strides in advancing its own sustainability efforts. These include energy conservation; conversion to clean energy sources; waste reduction, recycling, and composting; consideration of the integrity of the ecosystem in which our campus resides; and community relations. BW's Ernsthausen Hall was the first residence hall in Ohio to utilize environmentally friendly GeoExchange technology for heating and cooling.
- Wind Turbine Furthers College Commitment to Sustainability
- BW Helps Guide Campus Sustainability Efforts in Northeast Ohio
- Leadership Role in Sustainability Earns BW a Crain's Emerald Award
The College also hosts national speakers on sustainability, including acclaimed presenters at the annual BW Sustainability Symposium, and partners with corporations and organizations in promoting the importance of sustainability.
The ISBP is proud to partner with area corporations and nonprofit organizations that support our on-going efforts and that share our commitment to advancing corporate sustainable practices. These organizations provide financial support as well as internal champions of sustainability who relate to ISBP not only to promote ISBP programs and services within their organizations but also to keep us abreast of important sustainability challenges within their organizations to insure our relevance to the marketplace. Representatives of our sponsors also serve on a rotating, term basis on our corporate advisory council.