Bard MBA

Sustainability at Bard

Bard College, the home of the Bard MBA program, is an ongoing laboratory for business sustainability. Bard was an early adopter of the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), gaining a silver rating. STARS is a point-based system similar in concept to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), with points assigned in three overarching categories: operations, planning and administration, and curriculum.

In 2011, Bard’s Sustainability Council completed the College’s first assessment. Sustainability Council co-chairs include Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of the MBA in Sustainability, and Laurie Husted, who directs the Bard Office of Sustainability and teaches in the Operations course sequence in the Bard MBA program.