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Details for San Francisco State University College of Business

Participant Status

Advanced

Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate

Location

San Francisco, CA, United States

Website

http://cob.sfsu.edu/

Sign Up Date to PRME

13 Jun 2008

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

29 Feb 2016

Sharing Information on Progress (2015)

SF State PRME Progress Report - View Report

Period Covered: Jan 2013 to Dec 2015

This College of Business report supporting and embracing the PRME principles since 2008 reflects the strong culture of equity and social justice throughout the campus. The university delivers on these values through: the socioeconomic diversity of its students and employees, the depth of values integration in curriculum, and its extensive academic programs and campus-wide support systems for students, faculty, staff, local communities and global business.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

• Published award winning (OIKOS case competition) cases based on primary research in the hotel (Kimpton Hotels) and wine industries (Benziger Family Winery).

• Published articles in academic journals exploring the factors influencing more effective environmental performance in the wine industry.

• Published articles examining the impact of Sustainability education on attitudes regarding sustainable business practices.

• Conducting research on implementing a regional EMS through government, environmental groups and the business community in Silicon Valley.

• Conducting research on corporate governance and risk management. Focus is on risk managers and their involvement with corporate boards.

• Developing a major initiative to conduct applied research on sustainability practices and attitudes in selected regional industries.

• Conducting Bottom of Pyramid research initiative focusing on methods for teaching about the role of business in alleviating poverty, and processes for evaluating the social and environmental impacts of BOP businesses.

• Information Systems faculty conducting an exploratory investigation of “Green IT,” addressing four broad issues: (1) the range of initiatives that constitute GIT, (2) the reasons businesses adopt Green IT measures, (3) the relationship between organizational resources and Green IT, and (4) potential of IT governance to promote Green IT.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

• Published award winning (OIKOS case competition) cases based on primary research in the hotel (Kimpton Hotels) and wine industries (Benziger Family Winery).

• Published articles in academic journals exploring the factors influencing more effective environmental performance in the wine industry.

• Published articles examining the impact of Sustainability education on attitudes regarding sustainable business practices.

• Conducting research on implementing a regional EMS through government, environmental groups and the business community in Silicon Valley.

• Conducting research on corporate governance and risk management. Focus is on risk managers and their involvement with corporate boards.

• Developing a major initiative to conduct applied research on sustainability practices and attitudes in selected regional industries.

• Conducting Bottom of Pyramid research initiative focusing on methods for teaching about the role of business in alleviating poverty, and processes for evaluating the social and environmental impacts of BOP businesses.

• Information Systems faculty conducting an exploratory investigation of “Green IT,” addressing four broad issues: (1) the range of initiatives that constitute GIT, (2) the reasons businesses adopt Green IT measures, (3) the relationship between organizational resources and Green IT, and (4) potential of IT governance to promote Green IT.

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