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Why are business schools so slow to address sustainability and, in particular, climate change?

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  By Andy Borchers As a business school professor deeply concerned with environmental sustainability, I remain befuddled as to why many of my colleagues have been slow to bring sustainability to the classroom and their research.  Why are business schools so slow to address sustainability and, in particular, climate change? Recent journal articles shed some light on this question.  Writing in 2011, Patenaude’s article “Climate Change Diffusion: While the World Tips, Business Schools Lag” identifies the...

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Georgia Organics Travel Course

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ISP students traveled to Athens, GA on Febraury 17-19 to study Sustainable Food Systems with Professor Brandon Craft, who has shared his reflections below: The Sustainable Food Systems Travel course is always the highlight of my teaching calendar, and this year has been no exception. The course travel component has for several years now included a trip to the Georgia Organics conference, one of the best organized conferences in the southeast for anyone interested in...

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March TWIG meeting

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Tennessee Women In Green (TWIG) consists of a group of sustainably-minded women based in Nashville who meet every first Friday of the month to network, learn and connect about environmentally sustainable businesses and happenings within the city. The meetings usually consist of a guest speaker who tells their story of how they fell in love with sustainability and what they are doing in the name of it; along with announcements and networking amongst the audience....

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Three tips for starting a sustainability research project like you're already a professional

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Three tips for starting a sustainability research project like you're already a professional   At the beginning of my studies at the Institute of Sustainable Practice, I had avoided the great trend setting vocabulary found in systems thinking literature and biologically inspired design called sustainability. Various coursework had different names for this, so I dawdled in research when it came to greasing my creative engines, the feedback loops for understanding problems grew apace alongside new...

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An American Warfighter

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An American Warfighter Abroad               I retired from the U.S. Army in March of 2014 after seventeen years of Military service. My family and I moved to Middle Tennessee when our original plan was to move to Daytona Beach and buy a small farm and live off the grid. I had no clue that we would be where we are today and would never had been possible without the divine intervention and blessings God...

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