At Babson, we are committed to:
- Integrating social and environmental sustainability concepts into the education of the world’s next generation of business leaders
- Educating, engaging, and exciting our students, staff, and faculty around sustainability as a community value
- Reducing the impacts of our campus by maximizing resource efficiency and modeling good long-term sustainable business management
- Being an innovative sustainability leader by fostering an environment that encourages the exploration, implementation, and evaluation of new ideas, businesses, and processes that improve sustainability
Babson is a signatory of the Carbon Commitment (formerly the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment). As part of that commitment, we have set specific carbon emissions reduction goals. For more information, please see our Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (4MB pdf).
Babson has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). The PRME provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research. Responding to the global call for business schools and academic associations to advance corporate social responsibility worldwide, Babson College signed on in May 2009.
Babson College also is a charter participant in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability.
A Top 10 Best Undergraduate Business schools for Sustainability
Babson College was ranked one of the 2013 Top 10 Best Undergraduate Business schools for Sustainability by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The ranking was based on student responses to surveys asking them to rate their programs sustainability offerings. Babson College made the list among other green schools including William & Mary, Santa Clara, and Loyola Marymount.
Ranked in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges
Babson College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks, profiles Babson in the annual edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges
In the guide’s profile on Babson College, The Princeton Review highlights the fact that Babson “considers sustainability not only desirable, but an obligation.” Mentioned in the ranking are Babson College’s 350-acre organically maintained campus, STARS participation, LEED Silver Certification, locally sourced cafeteria offerings, and focus on highlighting sustainable career choices for students.