The Haas School of Business educates entrepreneurial leaders to address society’s biggest challenges: innovation, inclusion, and sustainability, particularly the global climate crisis. Sustainability at Haas is about preparing business leaders to achieve environmental and social, as well as economic goals. Through research, teaching, and applied student projects, Berkeley Haas is leading the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

The Climate Imperative for Business

Business as usual is no longer an option.

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Haas Sustainability Highlights

Professor Nancy Wallace has won the Williamson Award

Professor Nancy Wallace has won the Williamson Award at Haas in recognition of her outstanding research and teaching. As co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Nancy is leading a greater focus on the sustainable built environment in the research and teaching of the center, including research focused on the increasing risks to housing and mortgage markets from climate-related events such as wildfires. Her research also looks at the development of capital market innovations to promote sustainable mixed-use urban development and a long-standing partnership with colleagues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Department of Energy to develop metrics to more accurately underwrite energy efficiency in commercial mortgages.

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Startup 60Hertz wins Invest for Impact Competition

The winning student team–Jack Kerby-Miller, Simon Greenberg, both MBA 21, Rachel Stinebaugh, and Michael Calderón, both MBA 22–secured equity investment for early-stage startup 60Hertz.

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Faculty and Research

Faculty research interests span a wide range of environmental, ethical, governance and corporate social responsibility topics, from energy and environmental economics to sustainable supply chains to food sustainability to impact investing.

Curriculum

Our curriculum boasts an increasing amount of sustainable innovation courses and opportunities, led and taught by some of the most accomplished minds at the intersection of business and sustainability.

Zero Carbon, Zero Waste

We are committed to leading the way in zero waste infrastructure, as can be seen at Chou Hall, the first certified TRUE Zero Waste academic building in the world.

Student Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to get involved in Haas and campus sustainability initiatives beyond the classroom.

Haas Sustainability Reports

2017/2018 Inaugural Sustainability Report

2019/2020 Haas Sustainability Report

Haas Sustainability Report 2019

Chou Hall Zero Waste Initiative Report

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