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 American College and University President’s Climate Commitment. As part of that commitment, we have set specific carbon emissions reduction goals. Babson’s climate action plan includes the following interim goals along the path to climate neutrality:
GHG Reduction Goal
||25% below 2005|
||50% below 2005|
||70% below 2005|
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 is also 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. Babson underwent a year-long data collection process in 2010 for the submission to STARS and earned a Silver Rating in STARS 1.0. Babson is committed to continuing progress and is participating in STARS again in 2011/2012.