Students who have a passion for the environment but also want to pursue a career in the products and services industries may want to earn a sustainable business MBA degree.
Individuals who hold this degree or a Green MBA are equipped with the knowledge they require to implement environmentally responsible changes within an organization.
For example, U-Haul has embraced its corporate sustainability initiative, and recently announced that it would purchase verified greenhouse gas emissions reductions from three Conservation Fund-owned forests in California.
The moving company's efforts will go toward the protection of carbon-dioxide-absorbing redwood and Douglas fir trees in the Big River, Garcia River and Salmon Creek forests in the state's north coast.
If not for U-Haul's efforts, the trees would have been harvested, according to company officials. As a result of the organization's efforts, 22,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be offset in the region.
"U-Haul is committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner to protect the environment and benefit the communities where we live and serve," said John Taylor, the company's president. "The partnership with The Conservation Fund has been very beneficial in achieving that objective."