The Office of Sustainability’s mission is strategically aligned with the university’s goal of a holistic business education to make environmental and social considerations essential to all forward-looking business leaders.
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with technical expertise, a broad global perspective, and high ethical standards.
Given that the business world and our environment are inextricably linked and that corporate social responsibility is becoming ubiquitous, Bentley students understand that companies need to consider the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit. By helping students integrate sustainability into their Bentley experience—in the classroom, in sustainability-focused student organizations, and in the corporate world through internships and service-learning—the Office of Sustainability aims to set an example for sustainable business practices.
The university has committed to carbon-neutrality by the year 2030. This ambitious goal reflects an institutional response to growing concerns over the adverse effects of climate change and prompted the development of The Bentley University Office of Sustainability to lead us in this pursuit. Named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country by the Princeton Review, Bentley is finding innovative ways to reduce its footprint while continuing to support the top-rated resources the campus has to offer.
However, this goal cannot be achieved alone; rather, collaboration and enthusiasm among students, faculty and staff alike ensures that Bentley’s sustainability efforts are not simply the actions of a small group of administrators but the accomplishments of the entire community.
Given Bentley University’s mission to educate ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders via impactful knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences, we created the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR) in 2003. The role of the BAESR is to amplify and extend the work of the autonomous centers and initiatives on campus, supporting and encouraging greater awareness of, respect for, and commitment to ethics, service, social responsibility and sustainability in our research, curricula and campus culture. The Office of Sustainability is proud to be a partner in the Alliance.