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

Walker College Dean's Office earns App State sustainability certification Dec 6, 2023

The Walker College of Business' Office of the Dean has completed Appalachian State University's Green Workplace Certification and has been certified at the highest level, Grandfather Mountain.

Global Good conference helps 'revision tourism' to be better for the planet Nov 14, 2023

On November 10, 2023, Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business hosted Global Good, a full-day conference centered around the theme of re-imagining tourism in ways that would benefit the planet.

App State professor to host Interactions + Attractions, a podcast about rural tourism in North Carolina Sep 19, 2023

North Carolina’s rural tourism initiative, UPLIFT, has launched a podcast series, Interactions + Attractions, hosted by Dr.

App State and UPLIFT partners will work through Smithsonian Institute to develop festivals and tourism experiences Sep 19, 2023

The Walker College of Business is at the heart of a movement to develop community-based tourism in North Carolina that was recently featured in a news post from The Center for Folklife and Cul

Director of insurance center featured in NPR article Jul 24, 2023

David Marlett, IIANC Distinguished Professor of Insurance in the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance and managing director of Appalachian State University's Brantley Risk and I

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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.