Albers among nation's best for sustainability programs

May 7, 2013

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Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics is ranked #3 in the nation as one of the best undergraduate business programs for sustainability. BloombergBusinessweek placed SU near the top based on student responses regarding the university's sustainability efforts.

"We are honored to be recognized by BloombergBusinessweek for the strength of our undergraduate program in sustainability," said Joseph Phillips, dean of Albers. "Albers emphasizes the social responsibility of business and the positive role business can have on society. This includes the impact of business activity on the environment and our faculty members emphasize that message throughout our undergraduate curriculum."

Albers' educational activities embody principles that include developing the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainability values and innovation. The importance of global social responsibility is incorporated throughout the curricula.

One example of the school's commitment to sustainability practices is the student-led Enactus team, part of an international entrepreneurial organization dedicated to serving and engaging the world at large. The team collaborates with businesses and organizations to create and implement sustainable service projects locally, nationally and globally. The focus is to help those in need while evoking ethical business practices.

- Stacy Howard