About the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Businesses operate in a constantly changing ecosystem that features fewer resources, a warmer climate, increased social inequity, as well as more engaged stakeholders and increased transparency. Business leaders must understand how these shifts impact their business and find innovative solutions to societal challenges while maintaining financial performance.
The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) was founded on the principle that sustainable business is good business, and is proving the value of sustainability for business management and performance at a time when people and the planet need it most. At CSB, we aim to help future and current business leaders embrace proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability, resulting in competitive advantage and resiliency for their companies as well as a positive impact for society.
Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders
Through activities in education, research, and engagement, CSB prepares individuals and organizations with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to embed social and environmental sustainability into core business strategy.Read Our mission and Strategy
Bringing Sustainability Perspectives to Stern Since 2016
CSB was founded in 2016 by Tensie Whelan, former President of the Rainforest Alliance. Today, the CSB team is comprised of a small yet driven group with diverse backgrounds in corporate strategy, research, education, and engagement.Meet our team
Guided By Proven Leaders in Sustainable Business
CSB is guided by three advisory groups whose members have deep and relevant experience in environmental and social sustainability strategies, across private, public, non-profit, and academic fields.Meet Our Advisors