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Linking Sustainability to Commerce Combining scientific research and commercial insights helps businesses turn the vision of sustainability into new products.

ENVIRONMENTAL Uncovering data and generating knowledge to quantify and qualify how products and services impact the environment is essential for advancing sustainability.

SOCIAL The center offers an environment for academics and private businesses to build stronger relations and a common understanding of sustainability challenges.

ECONOMIC Companies can create value through sustainability if coupled with the right knowledge and deep insight into which sustainability issues matter the most for their bottom line.

Businesses increasingly focus on quantifying the return on sustainability. Companies need knowledge in this area and on how to link environmental, social, and governance efforts with market impact and value creation. The Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce delivers academic-driven research and education programs in the nexus of sustainability and business. As part of Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, the center is dedicated to engaging with industry to serve as a catalyst for creating a new generation of knowledge, solutions, and products that can bring sustainability into the marketplace. Why a Sustainia100 solution? The Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce helps close the gap between vision and reality by advancing new knowledge to help businesses innovate. It builds new knowledge on multiple levels and educates students, graduates, and executives from around the world to help businesses meet global sustainability challenges.

Developed in USA Deployed in USA, India, South Africa, China, Brazil

“UNIVERSITIES PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN DEVELOPING AND DISTRIBUTING TECHNOLOGIES, POLICIES, AND INDUSTRY LEADERS TO ADDRESS SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES.” DR. JAY S. GOLDEN, CENTER DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE VICE PROVOST, DUKE UNIVERSITY

Solution by Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce, Duke University 97


2013 Sustainia100