Explore how business solutions can drive change and shape a better, brighter future.

Sustainable Business combines traditional business principles and practices with a focus on environmental, social and ethical considerations - opening the doors to a wide range of impactful careers.  It equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to address pressing global challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, social inequality and corporate responsibility.

As the awareness and recognition of the need of environmental and social issues continues to grow, so do opportunities for professionals who are knowledgeable and passionate about how to create a more sustainable future in all areas of business. In fact, most large companies now produce sustainability reports and measure, manage and report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals as part of their overall measure of success.

"Of all macrotrends, businesses predict that sustainability will drive the largest net job-creation effect." - May 2023 World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report

Charting a path towards a better world

The Concentration in Sustainable Business curriculum provides a diverse range of courses, from sustainable marketing and consumption to corporate sustainability strategy. Through hands-on learning experiences, including internships, study abroad programs, and interdisciplinary projects, you'll apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world experiences, preparing you for life after graduation. Housed within the globally ranked College of Business and named as a Top 5 Business School for Responsible Business Education by the Financial Times, this concentration is backed by dedicated faculty members who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in sustainability and business. The CSU College of Business is renowned for its sustainable business with decades of expertise fostered through our Impact MBA program.

Careers in sustainability

A recent LinkedIn job report found that workers with green skills were hired at a higher rate than those without. 

Business majors focused on sustainability have a unique ability to analyze social and environmental change through a business lens, making them an asset to any organization. Graduates will be prepared for roles like sustainability consultant, specialist and analyst, social impact coordinators, social impact manager, sustainability educator, supply chain manager and more.

"The education and community at CSU have been instrumental in driving positive change and making a meaningful impact in my professional endeavors."

-Addie Arnold, COB graduate and Vice President of Culture and Operations at WomenVenture 

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Join the College of Business

As someone interested in the Sustainable Business Concentration, you’re focused on developing great connections. You’ll find, as a Biz Ram, those connections come easily. The College of Business supports a diverse group of students and faculty, offers hundreds of networking and learning opportunities throughout the year, and hosts groups that cater to your specific business interests.

To find the program that’s the best fit, the College of Business hosts information sessions where you can learn about what it takes to become business major, the first step in shaping your undergraduate experience at Colorado State University. You can also asking questions using the form at the bottom of this page or begin your application.

If you’re already a business major, contact your advisor to learn more about the Sustainable Business Concentration.

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