A Leader in Sustainability

At Kogod, sustainability is not a business outcome—it's a business philosophy. We believe that by leveraging data, emerging technologies, and the passion of our community, sustainable practices can be applied to every business discipline.


Sustainable business is diverse, equitable, and inclusive business.

From hiring to management and leadership practices, a sustainable business puts all stakeholders at the core of its purpose.


Sustainable business is environmentally conscious business.

From transparent supply chains to efficient business processes, a sustainable business minimizes its impact on the planet. 


Sustainable business is strategic business.

A sustainable business monitors the impact of its operations to ensure that short-term profits don’t turn into long-term liabilities.

Sustainability in Kogod News

May 4, 2022
Weathering the Storm

Kogod School of Business professor Jennifer Oetzel studies international business and disaster...

April 27, 2022
Cryptocurrency and Sustainability: The Energy Usage Debate

Kogod School of Business professors and panelists discussed the environmental impact of...

April 21, 2022
Investing in Our Future: How to Think Sustainably in Finance

Kogod School of Business professor H. Kent Baker explores the emerging field of sustainable...

April 21, 2022
American University Launches Unique Student-Advised Impact Investment Fund

The experiential learning program focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...

April 1, 2022
Climate-Minded Business: Entrepreneurship and Clean Energy

Kogod School of Business professor Brett Gilbert brings her expertise in entrepreneurship to the...

March 4, 2022
Innovations and Challenges in the US Cannabis Industry

The Kogod School of Business’s recent webinar highlights three cannabis industry veterans as they...

Sustainability & business
The Only MS in Sustainability Management Program in a Business School

As organizations grapple with their impact on the planet, they need business professionals who are also experts in sustainable business practices. Discover how you can implement innovative, responsible solutions while helping your organization thrive.

At Kogod, we practice what we teach.

American University's arboretum and gardens are some of the most noteworthy features on campus.

Ranked #4 for Most Beautiful Urban Campuses by Best Choice Schools, our arboretum has over 4,000 trees on campus and displays 385 different species and varieties of woody plants. 

Explore Our Oasis

Sustinable Campus

American University is the first university in the US to reach carbon neutrality.

Sustainability is a culture that's visible the moment you step onto campus. Green buildings incorporate energy efficient technologies and a focus on human health. We use solar energy, strive for zero waste, and work with community partners to offer sustainable transportation.

Learn About Our Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability & business
Earn a Minor in Sustainability

Sustainability has never been more critical, and businesses that don’t take a long-term approach to their environmental, social, and economic impacts will be left behind. With a minor in sustainability, you’ll have the skills to guide private and public organizations toward more sustainable management and operational practices and be ready for a career in corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and more.