GWSB MBA students Shujing Man and Andrew Seal are among the 57 fellows selected from a pool of hundreds of candidates from leading business schools across the country to participate in the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps. The program matches trained students with companies to develop practical, actionable energy-efficiency plans. Man is working at Microsoft outside Seattle; Seal is assigned to Washington Gas in Springfield, Va.
“The Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program delivers energy and cost savings today, while training tomorrow’s business leaders to create value through environmental initiatives,” Seal said. “It’s a triple win for companies, students and the environment. The fellowship advances careers in clean energy and corporate sustainability by providing hands-on experience building the business case for energy efficiency in leading companies.”
This largest-ever Climate Corps class will create plans for companies to implement projects and to break down barriers to long-term systemic change. Over the past three years, EDF Climate Corps fellows have identified opportunities for companies to save more than $400 million in net operational costs, while avoiding in excess of 550,000 cubic tons of greenhouse gas emissions. To date, participating companies have implemented 86 percent of the initiatives proposed by Climate Corps fellows.
The 10-week program began in late June with a training session at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Sloan School of Management. Participating companies include Adidas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dow Jones (News Corporation), eBay, Proctor & Gamble and Target.
Posted by gwsb on July 6, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.