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The Business of Sustainability
Washburn Sustainability Dynamism Project

The principles of sustainability are widely acknowledged in today’s business world, and there are significant efforts at Washburn toward promoting sustainability in university operations and academic curriculum. The School of Business is ready to offer its students a hands-on, integrative learning experience that embraces corporate social, environmental and governance activities. Via class projects, students will explore and work with Standard and Poor’s Trucost data to get an in-depth look at companies’ actions on the pillars of sustainability. Trucost provides data on greenhouse gases, waste, water, pollutant and natural resource usage metrics for over 15,000 public companies in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. In addition, Trucost provides tools to evaluate corporate environmental and carbon footprints relative to benchmarks. These class projects will enable students to appraise and compare companies and comprehensively understand how markets incorporate this information to gauge company performance.

Sustainability is increasingly becoming pivotal to delivering efficiency measures (such as reducing consumption of energy/water or reducing waste generation) as well as enhancing employability of our graduates in today’s hypercompetitive job market. Affording our students access to experiential pedagogical tools such as Trucost is invaluable. The database will also be used by School faculty as they complete their own research on sustainability-related topics.

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
School of Business, Business of Sustainability Match
Mark Yardley, bba ’77, will match dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 for the Business of Sustainability fund.
$2,500 MATCHED
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