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

Economics professor selected as author for U.S. Global Change Research Program’s ‘First National Nature Assessment’ Apr 29, 2024

Dr. John Whitehead, a professor in the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business, has been selected by the U.S.

In the News: Moving to Florida? Budget More for Home Insurance Than Expected Apr 25, 2024

Home insurance rates in Florida have soared in recent years, making it the most expensive state to insure a house. Financial and environmental experts — including Dr.

App State students, faculty members seek hands-on, tangible solutions at Greenbiz Mar 13, 2024

Four Appalachian State University students and three Walker College of Business faculty members recently attended Greenbiz – a sustainability conference for business leaders seeking hands-on, tangible solutions – in Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 12-14.

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.

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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.