College of Business > News & Events > MS in Sustainability Program Links Execs with Students
By Robin Florzak | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds /
November 2, 2018 /
Posted in: College and Schools, Students /
DePaul students had a chance to learn more about careers in sustainability management from three prominent corporate veterans of this burgeoning field during the “New Concepts in Sustainability” conference at the Driehaus College of Business Oct. 24.
The event was hosted by George P. Nassos, director of DePaul’s MS in Sustainability Management program, and the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship. Speakers included Bob Langert, editor-at-large for GreenBiz and former vice president of corporate social responsibility and sustainability at McDonald’s; Bill Blackburn, president of William Blackburn Consulting, which focuses on global sustainability environment, health and safety management; and Patrick Boyle, director of corporate sustainability at Sloan Valve Company.
Takeaways from the executives’ presentations included:
“In the MS in Sustainable Management program, we teach sustainability strategies along with case studies,” Nassos says. “Conferences like this one help students see how they can apply what they are learning to future careers in this field. Students benefit from hearing what is going on in the real world.”
Learn more about DePaul’s MS in Sustainable Management