Students and faculty members from Appalachian State University recently attended Duke University's Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) Conference, which provided a forum for speakers from the public, private and social sectors to discuss business models, collaborations, partnerships and ideas that may have a lasting impact on the world.
The conference, held February 13, 2019 on Duke University's Fuqua School of Business’ campus, was the 14th annual SBSI event.
The 2019 Appalachian delegation consisted of 15 students and six faculty members from the Walker College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. At the event, the Walker College students and faculty explored the rapidly evolving opportunities in the fields of social impact and sustainability that may result in positive and sustainable change.
They attended panels on topics such as Changing Business Models… and the Career Paths Within, Circular Economy: Innovations for Consumer Goods, and Taking a Stand: Marketing in the Age of Brand Activism, among others.
Hosted by Duke’s Net Impact Club, the SBSI Conference is the largest student-led conference at Fuqua and the largest SBSI conference in the Southeast.
About Sustainable Business at Appalachian
Appalachian’s Walker College of Business is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social and natural resources. The theory and practice of sustainable business recognizes that the economy, environment and society (the triple bottom line) are interconnected and interdependent, and strives to enhance the business model so that it can flourish and thrive to benefit future generations. The college offers a sustainable business minor available to business and nonbusiness majors, a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy, and an MBA concentration in sustainable business. The programs focus on student engagement, research and community involvement. For more information, visit business.appstate.edu/sustainability.
February 20, 2019