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

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

In the UB School of Management, sustainability means thinking big and working together to make change that positively impacts our community and planet.

For example, as climate change threatens to impact nearly every aspect of society—including food and water sourcing, public health, housing and transportation—faculty members are studying how companies can improve their environmental performance and be part of the solution. In the classroom, our students learn why sustainability makes smart business sense, and use their skills to help local nonprofits. 

As part of our strategic focus on social innovation, the School of Management has integrated sustainability into a variety of courses, programs, research and partnerships. Below are a few examples.


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


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 can successfully incorporate sustainability into their mission and operations for a better world.

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: