25 Aug '11, 6am

Green Blog: Graduate Business Schools Offer More Environmentally Friendly Courses

“Through the roof” is how Adam Zak, an executive recruiter , describes the demand for workers with sustainability-related job skills. “We estimate about a 40 percent increase over last year in the search assignments we are asked to conduct for these kinds of individuals,” said Mr. Zak, whose clients include companies like Coca-Cola , Andersen Windows and Del Monte . To meet this demand will require qualified workers. So a growing number of graduate business programs are offering electives in topics like carbon accounting, corporate social responsibility and lean manufacturing techniques to reduce waste and environmental impact. Net Impact , a membership organization for sustainability professionals and students, publishes an annual “Business as Unusual” guide to programs like these. The group released its 2011 edition last week. The assessments in the guide come from enrol...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/business-studie...

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