As the sustainable business industry continues to expand, companies are doing what they can to become more socially and environmentally conscious. This trend extends to a number of academic institutions, which are adapting to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue degrees such as a green MBA.
GreenBiz recently released a list of 2010's most hopeful green business stories. After an analysis, the news source was able to identify several trends in this industry.
For instance, companies such as General Electric, Enterprise, Frito-Lay and UPS have pledged to purchase large quantities of electric and plug-in automobiles and delivery trucks. According to GreenBiz, this move is a sign that there is a mainstream market for this type of vehicle.
This past year, athletic apparel-manufacturer Nike announced that it reduced its greenhouse gas emissions to 2007 levels. This is significant because the company was able to do so while remaining profitable.
On the academic front, schools are introducing opportunities for students who are interested in environmentally-conscious careers. San Francisco State University's College of Business recently launched a Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business, according to the SF State News.
The news source reported that the new center will build on the college's long dedication to teaching sustainable and environmentally sound business practices.