Who We Are
"The business world and our environment are inextricably linked. Smart companies seize competitive advantage through strategic management of environmental challenges."
- D. Esty and A. Winston, "Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage"
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader; one with the deep technical skills, a broad global perspective and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world.
The university has made a commitment to becoming carbon-neutral by the year 2030. This ambitious goal reflects an institutional response to growing concerns over the negative effects of climate change.
The Bentley University Office of Sustainability was developed to lead the university in its quest for carbon neutrality. The office's goals are broad in scope with an edict to reduce the university’s environmental footprint through energy efficiency and infrastructure upgrades and by engaging students, faculty and staff in sustainability initiatives.
This website is intended to provide all campus users with sustainability information such as: how to get involved in initiatives, what individuals and groups are doing, classes being offered, career options and campus resources.
Sustainability efforts are most successful when they include engagement of individuals within every level of an organization. Through education and awareness campaigns students, faculty and staff become more engaged in Bentley’s efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and will work to make this effort in itself more sustainable.
Education, engagement and awareness will also help students to take their new found sustainability knowledge beyond Bentley University into the working world and their lives in the future. Encouraging Students, Faculty and Staff to become engaged in solving environmental issues on campus is imperative for Bentley to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030 and will ensure that Bentley’s sustainability efforts are not simply the actions of a small group of administrators but the accomplishments of the entire community.