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. 

Profit

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

August 11, 2021
Outside In

Business administration and MS in sustainability management alum Becks Treharne describes how she...

Korey Salter
June 8, 2021
Building Sustainable Solutions

The American University Center for Innovation has been an information pipeline for online MBA...

Damon Jones, CCO of Proctor & Gamble
April 8, 2021
Beyond Social Responsibility

CCO of Procter & Gamble discusses using advertising as a force for change.

Professor Ron Hill
December 16, 2020
A Vulnerable Marketplace

In our recent Kogod on COVID webinar, Professor Ron Hill shed light on consumer vulnerability...

David Bartlett in class with students
November 18, 2020
How the Public Health Crisis Intersects with the Climate Crisis

During a segment of our Kogod on COVID webinar series, Professor David Bartlett explained how...

Empty shelves in a store
April 6, 2020
Breaking Down the Supply Chain Breakdown

Kogod professor Ayman Omar explains why products are in short supply and why sending people back to...

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.