Details for Clark University Graduate School of Management
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate
Institution is part of
Worcester, MA, United States
Sign Up Date to PRME
11 Feb 2011
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
22 Jul 2019
Sharing Information on Progress (2019)
Period Covered: Jun 2017 to Jun 2019
GSOM's commitment to PRME is evident within our business school and beyond, as our faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to impact organizations and their communities around the world.
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 graduate and undergraduate courses focused on sustainable business practices. In addition, within its MBA program, GSOM offers a social change and sustainability concentration, which allows students to choose among an array of courses. We are particularly proud of our graduate course, "Sustainability Consulting Projects," which enables students to develop actionable sustainability plans for local organizations including corporations, non-profits and municipalities. Other past course options have included:
- Greening the Corporation
- Green Business Management
- Corporate Strategy & Sustainability
- Green Marketing
- Green Supply Chain Management
- 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. A short time ago, a Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranked GSOM 42nd in research and we continue to increase our research output. This result is with only a fraction of the full-time tenure track faculty that larger business schools typically have. 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.