The Business of Climate Change

Students Timothy Madden and Gabriela Cordoba Vivas at a farmer's market.

Sustainability is good for the planet — and good for the bottom line.

As New York's flagship and one of the nation’s leading public research universities, the University at Buffalo is deeply committed to addressing regional and global environmental challenges through innovative research, education and outreach programs.

Here in the School of Management, we're doing our part by working together to make change that positively impacts our community and planet. In class, our students learn why sustainability makes smart business sense, and use their skills to help local nonprofits. Meanwhile, our faculty study climate change through the lens of business — from responsible investing to the market for recycled plastic, and beyond.


School of Management faculty question theories and bring new perspectives to pressing challenges — including sustainability and climate change.


Real-World Experiences

School of Management students can choose from a robust array of experiential learning opportunities—locally and around the globe—to see firsthand how organizations successfully incorporate sustainability into their mission and operations.


Stories of Impact

Academic Programs and Teaching

Through their coursework, students look at sustainability from multiple perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of its impact on business strategy and operations.


Partners in Progress

The School of Management works collaboratively within the UB and Western New York communities, and with organizations around the world, to help develop sustainable solutions to today’s many challenges.

Our partners include:

Speaker Series

To spark conversation and inspire change, we bring thought leaders from around the country to campus to discuss the business of climate change.

Past speakers

  • Feb. 24, 2023 - Author Andrew Winston on How Courageous Companies Thrive by Solving the World’s Challenges