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Center for Sustainable Business (CSB)

A Better World Through Better Business

CSB aims to unleash the business value of sustainability and the transformative potential of business in order to solve societal challenges at speed and scale.

NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) was founded on the principle that sustainable business is good business. We provide education, conduct research, and influence industry practice by proving the financial value of sustainability for business management and performance. At CSB, we aim to equip future and current corporate leaders with updated business frameworks that embrace proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability, resulting in competitive advantage and resiliency for their companies as well as a positive impact for society.

CSB Updates

PF 2023

Sixth Annual Practice Forum

To date, CSB’s Practice Forum stood out from similar events by focusing on the financial case for sustainability, demonstrating why it’s good for business. For our sixth annual event, we applied these learnings to how to realize these opportunities in performance and profit.

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New Whitepaper: The Road to Responsible Private Equity

A Responsible Investing Framework, Insights, and Cases Toward a Positive Pathway

An analysis of the Responsible Investing Frameworks key findings and real-world applications. The whitepaper walks through each category with examples of problematic and positive PE practice, providing insights into pathways that provide positive results for shareholders, portfolio companies, and society.

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Embedded Sustainability guide

New Publication: Practitioners' Guide to Embedding Sustainability

A brand new guide takes the reader through practical steps to embed sustainability into a company’s business strategy including mapping ESG materiality issues; conducting stakeholder research to develop a materiality matrix; making the business case for investment in sustainability initiatives; training existing employees and attracting talent; and optimizing governance structure in the short and long term to ensure successful outcomes. 

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CSB Releases 2021-2022 Academic Year Annual Report

It is with great pride that we share the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business 2021-22 Annual Report which includes progress updates and achievements across education, career development, research, and thought leadership.

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CSB Launches EmpowHER Career Development Program for Women in Sustainable Finance, supported by Visa Foundation

Supported by Visa Foundation, CSB is launching a new program in Fall 2022 that aims to help a diverse group of values-driven MBA students build their financial expertise and networks, creating the foundation for gainful career opportunities in sustainable business.

Learn more about the program
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Alumni Spotlight

Amy Dong (BS '20) is the Author of Twenty-One Years Young: Essays and an Economic Development Analyst at Dalberg Advisors.


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Innovation in Education

As part of the Business and Society Program, CSB provides unique opportunities both in and out of the classroom to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create economic value in tandem with social and environmental value.

CSB offers:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses
  • Executive certificates and bespoke corporate trainings
  • Experiential learning and career development opportunities
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Insights and Research

CSB's multi-disciplinary research team conducts original research to create practical industry frameworks revealing how embedding sustainability into core business strategy benefits all areas of corporate metrics. 

Current research includes:

  • Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)
  • Sustainable Market Share Index™ 
  • Private Equity Responsible Investing Framework 
  • Invest NYC SDG Initiative
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Influence and Engagement

CSB engages with a diverse network of professionals, investors, alumni, and academics who seek to redesign capitalism, sustaining both business and society for generations to come.

CSB delivers:

  • Multi-stakeholder convenings
  • Research collaborations
  • Regular publications

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