UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Center for International Business Education and Research’s (CIBER) Global Green Business Summer Institute for Young Leaders is a one-week summer institute addressing the fundamentals and current trends of greening and management from the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.
Students are introduced to the question, what is meant by sustainability, and what are its core concepts? UCLA professors, researchers, doctoral students, MBA students, and practicing executives give insight on the biological, societal, and economic factors that drive and define green business. Faculties come from management, the UCLA Institute of the Environment, economics, urban planning, and public policy. Panel executives have included representatives of Red Bull, Opportunity Green, Planet Green, X Prize, and Causecast.
Learning activities are varied, ranging from lectures, case studies, experiential exercises, and corporate panel discussions. Each facet of the program is designed to challenge students to use innovation and critical reasoning to think about business in the 21st century. As our world changes and our ways of conducting business change, young leaders must be able to think creatively about these complex and dynamic issues.
Students attending the program should be rising juniors and seniors with an interest of economics, environmental science, and biology.
Due to the rigorous and intense nature of the program, the residential plan, which includes housing, a meal plan, a schedule of activities, and supervision, is mandatory for all students. By living together, students have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and counselors better, and are able to spend more time working on their final presentations. The residential plan also alleviates the safety and time concerns inherent in an urban commute. Students receive supervision by an exceptional staff of UCLA undergraduate students.