Darden has seen an increasing number of MBA students interested in mission-driven careers — focused on such areas as sustainability, education, renewable energy and more. The following video highlights students who interned at companies to promote social and environmental change, as well as some of Darden’s faculty who focus on business sustainability (Michael Lenox, Andrea Larson, Richard Brownlee and Ed Freeman):
Congratulations to Darden Professors Gregory Fairchild and Michael Lenox who were named 2009 Faculty Pioneers by the Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute, an organization which encourages future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profits and social impacts. The Center’s goal is “to radically re-orient the MBA degree to embrace the principles of corporate citizenship and sustainability.” The Faculty Pioneer awards celebrate business school instructors who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating ethical, environmental, and social issues into the MBA curriculum. The Darden School of Business has set specific goals to become a leader in sustainability teaching and research, and we are thrilled that our faculty are making an impact in this area!