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In the 21st century, profitability is only one piece of the business pie. For long-term sustainability, it’s arguably just as important for businesses to advance Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. That’s why our Lubin School of Business, as a means of preparing students for a job market of the future, recently launched the Lubin Center for Sustainable Business.
“The Lubin School of Business has been exploring and contributing to the evolving intersection of ESG and business for some time,” said Steven Mezzio, executive director of the Lubin Center for Sustainable Business. “Given the emerging market-mandate to integrate ESG stewardship and business purpose, we decided that now was the right time to launch a centralized hub dedicated to sustainable business.”
The Lubin CSB—headquartered in the Financial District, just steps away from Wall Street, and operating at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University—is designed to equip students, faculty, professionals, and communities with education, research, and the job skills necessary for maintaining sustainable business models. The new center will also operate as a knowledge hub focusing on engagement, information exchange, and networking that uniquely focuses on the intersection of ESG stewardship and business purpose.
The Center’s first event—the 2021 Renewable Energy Conference: A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy—brought together business leaders, environmental experts, and leading voices in the fields of energy, transportation, technology, academia, and government to discuss ways to effectively put New York and its businesses on a path to green energy.
“With a focus on environmental, social, and governance factors that contribute to driving value and profitability in business, the Lubin CSB will serve as a hub for thought leadership and as a vehicle for educating our students and the broader population in this area of importance to businesses,” said Lubin School of Business Dean Lawrence G. Singleton.