Grace Wright, MBA

Assistant to the Dean for Sustainability Initiatives, Dean's Office
(970) 310-5990
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Grace Hanley Wright is the Sustainability Initiatives Specialist for the College of Business and also teaches in the Impact MBA.  

As the Sustainability Initiatives Specialist, Grace focuses on co-creating, managing and executing the College’s sustainability initiatives, which span research, curriculum, and engagement. The Sustainability Initiatives Specialist is a key member of the College's leadership team, helping to drive progress towards "Business for a Better Word". She is also an appointed member of the President's Sustainability Commission

In the Impact MBA, Grace teaches Social and Sustainable Venturing (MGT 667), Summer Practicum (BUS 686) and Corporate Sustainability Fellowship (BUS 687). She also manages Pollution Prevention Fellowships as a part of a partnership & grant with the EPA and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment.

Grace studied Political Science at the University of Denver and received her MBA from CSU’s Impact MBA (formerly called the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA). Prior to working for CSU, Grace worked for Free the Children and Whole Foods Market, two businesses that showed her the positive impact of business and the power of young people to make a difference. After graduating from CSU, Grace co-founded a international health nonprofit (Ascent), founded a software literacy training enterprise for business professionals (Aptitech), and launched Wright Ventures, which helps early-stage startups in Denver formalize, launch, and scale. Grace works to equip her students at CSU with the knowledge that they can be powerful entrepreneurs and change makers in business. Grace has been recognized as a CSU Best Teacher (2017), Colorado Woman of Influence (2010), and a Northern Colorado Superwoman (2016).

Read these two articles by the College of Business to get to know Grace a little better: Approaching Complexity with Compassion and Department of Management- Faculty Features 

Courses Taught:

MGT 667: Global, Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, BUS 686: Summer Practicum, BUS 687: Corporate Sustainability Fellowship, BUS 690: Building Teams and Partnerships, MGT 340: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, MGT 360: Social and Sustainable Venturing, MGT 420: Net Venture Creation, BUS 405A: Contemporary Business Topics- Entrepreneurship, BUS 479: Strategic Management, MGT 495: Independent Study (Impact Measurement), and MGT 495: Independent Study (Venture Launch).

Current Service:

Appointed Member, President's Sustainability Commmission

Academic and Research Subcommittee, President's Sustainability Commission

Curriculum Committee, School of Global Enviornmental Sustainability 

Net Impact Hybrid Chapter Advisor

Prior Service:

Faculty Mentor, Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA

Alumni Network President, Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA  

One Health Institute Fellow

Net Impact Hybrid Chapter Advisor

Mentor, Institute for Entrepreneurship Venture Accelerator 

Todos Santos Program Development Lead- College of Business