Walker College faculty attend COP26, lay groundwork for global connections for students

In Chancellor Sheri Everts' weekly message to Appalachian State University community members, she details news about activities on campus and off that relate to our university.

In her November 5 message, she shared that two members of the Walker College of Business faculty — Drs. David McEvoy and Martin Meznar — along with Chief Sustainability Officer Lee Ball, are participating in COP26, the Conference of Parties at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.

In Glasgow, Scotland, App State leaders are attending the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference. This global collaboration of world leaders and influential business, academic and civic change agents is described by the United Nations as the biggest and most important climate-related conference in the world. Chief Sustainability Officer Lee Ball, Dr. Dave McEvoy, chair of the Department of Economics, and Dr. Martin Meznar, associate dean for global and civic engagement in the Walker College of Business, are representing our university at this event for the first time. They are pursuing opportunities to include our students in future conferences and are exploring ways App State can further employ this significant global platform to address the threats of climate change and build resilience — on our campus and beyond.

The Walker College is committed to transformational educational experiences, international knowledge, and helping achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Related: Walker College joins Sustainable Development Solutions Network, affirms commitment to accomplish Sustainable Development Goals

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 www.business.appstate.edu/sustainability.

App State at COP26
Published: Nov 5, 2021 3:41pm