Category Archives: Sustainability

How to Develop Strategies to Create College Campus Sustainability

Renewable electricity. Fair trade. Racism. Gender discrimination. Composting. As more colleges and universities are increasing their commitment to sustainability, higher industry professionals are looking to develop and implement innovative practices on campus. In June, UVM will offer the Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional …

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Food Hub Certificate Helps Organizations Find Their Place in the Food System

Ben Earle is all about using innovative approaches to solve organizational and community problems. The executive director of Feed the Need in Durham, Ontario, enrolled in UVM’s Food Hub Management Certificate Program in 2018 to help gain a deeper knowledge and hands-on training on …

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Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Leader Teaches UVM Students of the Breakthrough Leaders Program About Creating Consensus

How do stakeholders find common ground when they share the same goals but hold vastly different opinions? Simone Washington, the social mission strategy and policy manager at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, shared a pragmatic and productive approach to building consensus …

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UVM’s Food Hub Program Takes its Curriculum on the Road to Michigan

Food system experts in Michigan wanted to offer a comprehensive food hub management program without reinventing the wheel. So they turned to UVM. UVM’s Food Hub Management Professional Certificate Program is heading to Michigan in 2019 as part of a new …

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Sustainable Innovation MBA Program Wins Top Recognition Again by Princeton Review & Moves Up in Corporate Knights Ranking

The accolades keep rolling in for UVM Grossman School of Business’ Sustainable Innovation MBA program. For the second straight year, The Sustainable Innovation MBA program has been named the #1 Best Green MBA in the nation by The Princeton Review. On …

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UVM Students Get a Taste of Leadership in Breakthrough Leaders Food System Course

What are the functions and styles of leadership? Is leadership hierarchical or horizontal? Authoritative or laissez-faire? Is it influential, collaborative, strategic, or hands on? If you ask this question to Continuing and Distance Education Dean Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D., she’ll tell …

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Become an Effective Change Maker to Impact Sustainability in Business

It’s easy to understand that every company faces challenges. However, some are unique to the company while others are more global in nature. There are many types of changes that an organization may undergo; perhaps the challenges are related to …

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Why Simulation-Based Training Enhances Leadership Skills

If you want to hone a skill or excel at something, learning by doing is a must. While hands-on experience is essential for developing leadership skills, gaining that type of valuable experience doesn’t just need to happen at the office or in the boardroom. …

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UVM Is: Ingrid Barcelo Bridges Academic Research with Grant Funding Expertise

Ingrid Barcelo, PhD, is a researcher at heart. The Girona, Spain, native, arrived at UVM shortly after earning her doctorate from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  On any given day, she can be found in her office at the Aiken Center, …

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Sustainable Innovation Certificate Program Helps Companies Embrace Change and Sustainability

Transforming a conventional business into a sustainable one is no easy task. All too often, managers and supervisors have difficulty anticipating challenges and are unable to see the bigger picture or know how to make a difference in the world. …

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