Statement from Business Sector Team
The following statement was written by the business participants in Business Sector Team calls of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. From large international corporations to small businesses, all the participants agreed with the following:
To meet the immense challenges of the present and the future, it is important that all undergraduate and graduate college students learn about our environmental and social sustainability challenges and be provided with learning opportunities that engage them in solutions to these challenges. We live in a unique time, where the decisions of this generation may very well dictate the health of the planet for this and future generations. The impacts of these decisions will affect the quality of life across the globe. All students need to learn, through an interdisciplinary approach, not only the specifics of our sustainability challenges and the possible solutions, but also the interpersonal skills, the systems thinking skills, and the change agent skills to effectively help to create a more sustainable future. We are looking for these sustainability educated students as future business people, as employees, as consumers, innovators, government leaders and investors. We would like to see this be a requirement for all students.