The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School


Studying an MBA in sustainability at one of the world’s most sustainable universities

Outlet: Top MBA
Wharton MBA students Manuel Gallardo and Nehali Jain share their experience as Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (BEES) majors alongside commentary from Wharton Climate Center Co-Director Sarah E. Light.

With growing demand for companies and organisations to play their part in tackling environmental and social issues, sustainable leadership is becoming a major element of the MBA experience. Business schools around the globe are enhancing their sustainable focus, offering elective modules, certificates and sustainability tracks that students can opt for.

Manuel shared, “The school brings in quality students who share a passion for sustainability and we all have very different backgrounds. That means we can learn from each other’s cultural and industrial differences. We have people who work in renewable energy, climate investing and ESG frameworks, for example. So learning is shared between us all, as well as through the course content.”