Managing Economic, Social and Natural Resources

Sustainable Business at Appalachian State University

Sustainable Business students

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University and its faculty, staff and students are committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social and natural resources. Read the full Walker College of Business mission statement

We acknowledge that these three areas are interconnected and interdependent.

Students in the Walker College are trained to behave ethically and innovatively as we work together to build better communities.

The Walker College implements and supports initiatives, events, research and service related to sustainability, and its Curriculum and Faculty Development Committee have developed discipline-specific definitions of the relevance of sustainability on the college's fields of study.

Latest News

Need professional clothing? Attend the Feb. 22 'Look Smart Career Clothing Closet' event Feb 15, 2023

Appalachian State University's Career Development Center provides 'Pop-Up Shops' to provide students free professional clothing — shirts, slacks, blazers, skirts, dresses and more in all shapes, colors and sizes — in advance of university-run career fairs.

App State students attend COP27, the 27th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference Dec 19, 2022

Six App State students recently returned from a trip led by Chief Sustainability Officer Lee Ball and Department of Economics Chair and Professor Dave McEvoy to attend COP27, the 27th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference.

App State - NC Commerce partnership featured in annual report Dec 3, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Commerce's Rural Economic Development Division recently released its 2022 annual report, and it includes feature on RC2 -- a NC Commerce and Walker College of Business partnership.

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SDSN Member

The Walker College is a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global platform that affirms the university’s commitment to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more.


App State Green Office

The Walker College of Business Dean's Office and departments and units within the college have been certified by Appalachian State University as greenLearn more.