Details for Ithaca College, School of Business

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate

Institution is part of

Ithaca College


Ithaca, NY, United States


Sign Up Date to PRME

30 Jun 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

10 Jun 2015

Sharing Information on Progress (2015)

Sustainability Activities 2014-15 and 2013-14 - View Report

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The School of Business at Ithaca College has a commitment to sustainability that is clearly shown through its progressive environmental initiatives. This includes coursework, academic groups, and even our building (the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise) which was designed with the environment in mind. The Ithaca College School of Business was one of the first LEED Platinum certified buildings in the world. The building features low-flow toilets, a vegetative roof, south facing windows, and sustainable materials such as flooring made from the reused asphalt of the existing site. The School’s emphasis on sustainability is not only evident in the design of the building, but the design of the classes that are offered by the school. The introductory World of Business course and the capstone Strategic Management course both incorporate sustainability issues into their curricula. Undergraduate electives include Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship and Social and Nonprofit Marketing ,and graduate courses include Sustainable Practices in Operations and Technology and Managing in a Global Economy. In the upcoming year modules on sustainability will be incorporated into each of the functional areas of the undergraduate curriculum. A database of resources for teaching on sustainability is being compiled for instructors to draw upon. The faculty Sustainability Committee identifies topics and speakers to bring into the School yearly, as well as sponsoring the annual student research Sustainability Forum. We are working toward establishing a NetImpact Chapter.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Faculty in the School have conducted research in a variety of areas focuses on sustainability and corporate responsibility. Most recently they have published the following:

Barken, M., Bramhandkar, A., Seaquist, G. (2014). "New York City's Public Health Initiatives: Obesity and the Nanny State". North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Erickson, G. S. (2013). High-Density Housing: Lifestyle and Sustainability. In Detlev Zwick & Sammy Bonsu (Ed.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Macromarketing Conference.

Erickson, G. S., Benton, R., Gardner, M., Laughlin, P. (2013). A Wider View of Sustainability (panel). In Detlev Zwick & Sammy Bonsu (Ed.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Macromarketing Conference.

Erickson, G. S., Rothberg, H. N. (2014). Strategic Innovation and Sustainable Competitive Advantage: Understanding Knowledge Assets. In K.R.E. Huizingh, S. Conn, M. Torkkeli & I. Bitran (Ed.), The Proceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference—Innovation for Sustainable Economy and Society (pp. 11). Dublin: International Society of Professional Innovaiton Managers.

Fritzpatrick, J., Cheng, J. (2014). An investigation of United States and Hong Kong business students’ perceptions of corporate social responsibility. Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 8.

Kasiri, N., Movassaghi, H. (2015). An Analysis of Firms' Sustainable Operations Strategies: A Game Theory Approach. International Journal of Modeling in Operations Management.

Movassaghi, H., Bramhandkar, A. (2012). Sustainability Strategies of Leading Global Firms and Their Financial Performance:A Comparative Case Based Analysis. Journal of Applied Business & Economics, 13(5)(5/2012), 21-34.

Schlesinger, W., Libby, P., Geiszler, M. (2013). Introducing Sustainability Reporting Into the Financial Accounting Curriculum. American Society of Business and Behavioral Science.

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