Business, Sustainability and Development

Study the environmental and social benefits of sustainable enterprise and private-public partnerships via our MA in International Environmental Policy program.

Monterey based Local Catch with Alan Lovewell and Oren Frey

Why Study Sustainable Business

Our program's interdisciplinary approach draws from the fields of corporate social responsibility and impact investing, development and international economics and finance, business and financial management, environmental and climate science, and energy policy. In addition to cutting-edge courses and seminars, students have opportunities for professional development through the Institute's Net Impact chapter and Sustainable Campus initiatives. 

If you're seeking deeper grounding in business management, check out our Joint MBA/International Environmental Policy Program.

Topics and Sample Courses

  • Business Models for Sustainable Development
  • Business, Sustainability, and Society
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Finance
  • Energy and Environmental Markets
  • Diffusion of Sustainable Technology at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Development Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Marketing
  • Global Business Strategies
  • Starting Your Own Social Change Organization
  • Rethinking Human Rights

Explore Careers

From promoting pro-poor, inclusive development to mitigating and adapting to climate change, the social expectations of businesses and policymakers are on the rise. Demand for Business, Sustainability, and Development graduates is rising too. Our students become dynamic leaders in a variety of professional settings: large and small business and financial institutions, social impact investment firms, start-ups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and national and international governmental organizations.

Learn more about Business, Sustainability, and Development positions held by our alumni.