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GUEST SPEAKER JUSTIN BAKULE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FROM SHARED VALUE INITIATIVE SHARES HIS UNIQUE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE.

“We built what we thought was the ideal MBA curriculum focussing on sustainability,” says Dr. Cats-Baril. “This is not as if we have three different MBAs and this is our MBA of sustainability. This is not an MBA that has three or four courses as electives about sustainability. The whole program is based on sustainability. Marketing, finance, accounting, everything is focussing on the triple bottom line.” The University’s status as a ‘Public Ivy’, its nationally ranked, multi-disciplinary School of Environment and Natural Resources, and its well-regarded School of Medicine attest to UVM’s robust academic credentials. The SEMBA program, which involves 23 different

faculties, continues UVM’s tradition of a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching. “We didn’t build it on who can teach what, we built the ideal curriculum and then we went out looking for who is the best person to teach this course,” explains Dr. Cats-Baril. “Half of them come from the business pool. The rest of them come from the Vermont Law School, from Community Development and Applied Economics, or from the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources. We also have a group of adjuncts who are experts in the field. We have a dream team of faculty from four different institutions delivering a totally new curriculum, totally focussed on sustainability.”

JEFFREY HOLLENDER, VERMONT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PIONEER, ENTREPRENEUR AND CO-FOUNDER OF SEVENTH GENERATION, CHATS WITH SEMBA STUDENTS AFTER DELIVERING A LECTURE.

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