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The George Washington University is committed to sustainability and “envisions a future with resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all.” GW has devoted considerable effort to ...
The George Washington University is committed to sustainability and “envisions a future with resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all.” GW has devoted considerable effort to sustainability research and education, with a comprehensive program of undergraduate and graduate academic offerings from the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Law School, the College of Professional Studies, the School of Public Health & Health Services, and the School of Business.
The School of Business recognizes that the incredibly broad scope of sustainability requires the cooperation and collaboration of the entire University, and indeed, all of society. If they are to be effectively applied in business, sustainable concepts and practices must be developed with the input of scientific, technical, legal, public policy and planning expertise.
GWSB is particularly proud of the part it plays in coordination with all of GW’s colleges and schools in this critical field. On June 24, GWSB had the opportunity to share its research and report on its efforts at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) conference on sustainability, in Washington, D.C.
At the conference, Dean Doug Guthrie moderated a panel on “Fostering the Social Impacts of B-Schools.” The highlight of the panel discussion was a presentation delivered by George Coehlo, MBA, ’77, GW trustee and member of the GWSB Board of Advisors. The chairman of GW’s Sustainability Committee, Coehlo is managing director of Good Energies, LLP and has an extensive background in finance, technology, and clean energies.
In his presentation, “Cross Campus Collaborations in Sustainability” (a copy of his PowerPoint deck is posted here), Coehlo provided a detailed overview of global trends in markets and sustainability, trends in clean energy investment, and GWSB’s extensive efforts in sustainability research and education.
We are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable, experienced, and driven individual helping to guide GW’s important work in a field that is absolutely vital to the future of the earth. GWSB thanks George Coehlo for all that he does for the University, the School of Business, and the planet, and looks forward to continuing to work with him.