Sustainability

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.

People

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.

Planet

Sustainable business is environmentally conscious business.

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

Prosperity

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

June 28, 2022
Community Involvement Makes a Sustainable Difference

Kogod School of Business MS in sustainability management student uses her design background to...

June 17, 2022
Kogod School of Business Students Help Ally Power Take on Climate Change

AU alumnus Joe Alfred connects with Kogod in Practice to work with AU student consultants on his...

May 24, 2022
Get the 411 on Sustainability in Business

Kogod School of Business alum working in sustainability taps into various skillsets organically....

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...

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.
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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.