Walker College of Business Sustainability Director, Dr. Rajat Panwar, predicts a downturn in sustainability initiatives due to the global pandemic. Quoted in the Marketplace article “Climate change initiatives could be another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic,” by Jack Stewart, Panwar shares findings from his research on corporate spending in times of crisis, noting that only companies with a core sustainability mission are likely to continue their green spending.
The article is highlighted on Appalachian State University’s In The Media Page.
Read the full article here https://www.marketplace.org/2020/06/11/climate-change-initiatives-could-be-another-casualty-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/.
About the Walker College of Business
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at https://business.appstate.edu.
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 https://business.appstate.edu/sustainability.