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Northeastern UniversityBusiness Sustainability Initiative

Welcome to Northeastern University’s Business Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability encompasses promotion of environmental responsibility, social justice, and profitability.  Sustainable enterprises adopt strategies that maximize profits while minimizing negative impact on environment and society. They measure their success in terms of the “triple-bottomline” – environmentally responsible (planet), socially responsible (people), and financially profitable (profits). The D'Amore-McKim School of Business recognizes the growing importance of and need to train business leaders who are sustainability-savvy: leaders who understand the dynamic interplay between business, environment, and society. The Business Sustainability Initiative encourages and supports programs that promote sustainability in research, teaching, and service as well as in collaborations with industry and other colleges in the university.


At Northeastern University, sustainability is an ongoing process that harnesses the unique talents of students, faculty, staff, and the Northeastern community to develop technological, economic, and environmentally responsible policies and innovations that will balance the needs of present consumption without sacrificing the needs of future generations.

As outlined by Northeastern University's Sustainable Action Plan. Click here to download the PDF.