— Duquesne University Times,
A course taught in Duquesne’s top-ranked MBA Sustainable Business Practices program (MBA-SBP) is one of just 20 selected internationally by the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program (Aspen BSP) as one of its 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award winners. Other winners include Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern, MIT, Georgetown, Yale, Wake Forest and Cornell, among others.
Sustainability Tools and Processes for New Initiatives is taught by Dr. Robert Sroufe, the Thomas J. and Marie C. Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. The Aspen BSP describes the award-winning classes as “exceptional courses that inspire and equip future business leaders to tackle the issues of our time” and that the award honors “extraordinary teaching…that is redefining excellence in business education—and ultimately in business practice.”
Sroufe designed the course to help students’ critical thinking skills, model uncertainty and provide a better understanding of sustainability in practice. He personally recruits regional leading experts such as engineers, architects and construction professionals to talk to students about green, high-performance buildings; indoor air quality; dashboards; and other sustainability-related topics.