Areas of Expertise
The Poole College of Management faculty has deep expertise in a broad range of teaching and research topics supporting sustainable business models including life cycle assessment, supply-chain management, labor and human rights, sustainable consumer behaviour, integrated reporting and metrics, the interaction of businesses and environmental policies, and environmental economics.
Sustainability in Research Seminar Series
The Sustainability Initiative hosts regular talks by distinguished visiting faculty across a broad range of sustainability-related research areas. Seminars are free of charge and open to NC State faculty, graduate students and invited guests.
"The Sustainability of Public Pension Plans"
Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
3:00 - 4:15pm
Bio and CV
"Renewable Energy Pricing: How Auction Pricing Can Help Achieve Sustainable Energy from Renewable Sources"
Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
3:00 - 4:15pm
Bio and CV
- Jon Bartley, Frank Buckless, Al Chen, Stephen Harvey, Scott Showalter, Gilroy Zuckerman, “Flexible Budgeting meets Sustainability at Bacardi Limited, an examination of innovative sustainability metrics developed by Bacardi Limited,” Strategic Finance, December 2012.
- Gökçe Esenduran, Eda Kemahlıo ̆glu-Ziya and Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, “Product Take-back Legislation and Its Impact on Recycling Remanufacturing Industries,” published in “Sustainable Supply Chains: Models, Methods, and Public Policy Implications,” Tonya Boone, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, and Ram Ganeshan, Springer, 2012.
- Bartley R. Danielsen, David M. Harrison, and Jing Zhao, “It Makes a Village: Residential Relocation after Charter School Admission,” Real Estate Economics, forthcoming.
- Julie Earp, Marianne Bradford, and Paul Williams, "What consumers want to know about a company’s sustainability activities."
- Stacy Wood, Stefanie Robinson, and Mike Stanko, "Sustainable Consumer Behavior: Biochemical Influences on Socially Responsible Consumption."
- Giuseppe Fiori and Nora Traum, "Green Policies, Aggregate Investment Dynamics and Economic Sustainability."
Sustainability Initiative Grant Program
The Poole College Sustainability Initiative provides funding to support research projects (up to $25,000) and curriculum development projects (up to $5,000) for faculty with a majority appointment in the Poole College of Management.
2013 Sustainability Initiative Research Grantees
- "Sustainable Consumer Behavior: Biochemical Influences on Socially Responsible Consumption." Research team: Stacy Wood, Stefanie Robinson, and Michael Stanko.
- "Green Policies, Aggregate Investment Dynamics and Economic Sustainability." Research team: Giuseppe Fiori and Nora Traum.
2013 Sustainability Initiative Curriculum Development Grantees
- Stefanie Robinson, MBA 560: Marketing, sustainability lecture materials and related semester-long project.
- Beth Ritter, MIE 432: Labor and Employee (Industrial) Relations, incorporating responsible management practices.
- Don Pagach, ACC 310 & 311: Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II, development of sustainability writing cases.
- Thayer Morrill, ECG 790: Economics, development of two separate sustainability-related modules.
The Initiative works with faculty to:
- Identify research topics and research partners at other colleges within the university
- Identify and sponsor sustainability related academic conferences, journals and grant opportunities
- Integrate sustainability topics into courses
- Identify and develop sustainability related cases, problems, or exercises
- Identify sustainability related classroom educational materials such as textbooks, periodicals, and other technical guidance materials.
“To compete in the evolving global economy, entrepreneurial companies large and small are seeking products to produce and approaches to doing business that are not only sustainable, but are attractive to customers who are increasingly concerned with both ecological and the larger sustainability issues. In addition to the growing recognition that businesses must be managed in ways that protect the natural environment, there is a renewed recognition that sustainable companies must give more back to the social environment than they consume." – Dr. Roger Mayer, professor, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Contact Jessica Thomas to learn more about opportunities for research support.