Details for Clark University Graduate School of Management

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Business School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate

Institution is part of

Clark University


Worcester, MA, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

11 Feb 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

20 Jul 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

Clark University Graduate School of Management 2017 Update on the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education - View Report

Period Covered: Aug 2015 to May 2017

This concise report, covering 2015-2017, details the many ways in which the Graduate School of Management at Clark University is integrating the six principles of responsible management education into our programs and practices. We look forward to the development of new ideas for applying the PRME ideals across our shared community.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Since the mid-90s, Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has offered undergraduate and graduate courses focused on sustainable business practices; e.g., "Greening the Corporation" (graduate course) and "Green Business Management" (undergraduate course). Within the last academic year, the original green business courses were updated and enhanced to include a major component focused on experiential learning. This was implemented by enabling the students to develop actionable sustainability plans for local organizations including corporations, non-profits and municipalities.

In 2009, GSOM launched an MBA in Social Change and MBA/MA in Environmental Science and Policy in collaboration with Clark's International Development, Community, and Environment department.

In 2010, GSOM launched the implementation of an extensive portfolio of graduate business courses focused on environmental sustainability including the following:
- Corporate Strategy & Sustainability
- Green Marketing
- Green Supply Chain Management
- Eco-Entrepreneurship
- Energy Management
- Finance and Sustainability
- Materials & Energy Sustainability

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been a leader in sustainability research and knowledge development. In a recent Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey we were ranked 42nd in research and continue to increase our research output. This result is with only 17 GSOM full-time tenure track faculty. In this survey we are compared to some institutions with ten times as many faculty. Our research to faculty ratio would easily place us in the top ten universities world-wide on sustainability research. We are proud of this achievement and will continue to support and guide faculty in these research areas.

Some examples of the research streams of our faculty related to sustainability topics that is very applied and linked to actual business practice and knowledge include:
1) Green Supply Chain Management; 2) Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Operations; 3) Green Technology Investment; 4) Making the Business Case for Sustainability; 5) Reverse Logistics; 6) Community Based Sustainability; 7) Poverty Alleviation; 8) Gender Research; 9) Leadership and Pro-Environmental Behavior; 10) Unions in Society; 11) CEO Compensation and Environmental Performance; 12) Environmental and Sustainability Decision Making and Performance Measurement; and 13) Green Accounting and Auditing.

Many of these research studies were closely aligned with specific companies and organizations. In addition to these programs we have been sponsoring a community Sustainable Leadership Program for the Central Massachusetts region. We use this forum to exchange knowledge and ideas.

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