|Courses in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|Sustainability course is: ||Recommended|
|Description: ||BULM758F Economics of Sustainable Development:
Firms are increasingly confronted by issues of sustainability, whether via demand side or social pressures, a quest for superior and sustained performance or a need to comply with regulation. Sustainability issues facing firms are multi-faceted and, in most cases, without clear strategic solutions. The goal of this course is to better understand the issues of sustainability in a series of different contexts. Within each context, we examine the underlying market failures that lead to sub-optimal social outcomes along with commonly employed economic solutions to these problems.|
|Research Opportunities in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|School's environmental commitment: || |
|1: ||The Center for Social Value Creation: The Center for Social Value Creation's mission is to build a better world through business. By an engaging curriculum, real-world field experiences, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the Center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society's most critical environmental and humanitarian needs.
economic prosperity and social and environmental change. Through an engaging curriculum, real-world field experience, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the Center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society's most critical environmental and humanitarian needs.
|2: ||Terp Changemakers Program with Ashoka:
In 2008, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was selected as an inaugural "Changemaker Campus" in partnership with Ashoka, a non-profit network of social entrepreneurs. Now in the sixth year of this partnership, Terp Changemakers are implementing a model for university-based initiatives that promote social innovation and environmental stewardship. The Smith School – with students, staff and faculty from across the University of Maryland campus – spearhead the effort, building on the school's leadership in programs and research that encourage socially and environmentally responsible business practices.|
|3: ||Social Enterprise Symposium:
An annual symposium held by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The Social Enterprise Symposium is designed to introduce new approaches for making impactful, lasting social and environmental change around the world using market-based approaches. With active student participation in planning and execution, the symposium is truly a “for student, by student” event. Attendees select from multiple plenary sessions that range from topics in sustainability to impact investing, from corporate changemaking to social entrepreneurship. Sessions are workshop-based so students learn how to put principles and practices into action. The 2014 Symposium was attended by more than 800 students, and sponsored by EarthColor, NewDay USA, and PricewaterhouseCoopers .