Center for Sustainable Business Member Ingevity in Fox News

August 9, 2021

Fox News interview highlighting the vehicle demonstrations that are part of a CSB business strategy research collaboration between CSB Members Ingevity, Peoples, and other stakeholders.

Center for Sustainable Business One Year Recap

October 24, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya S&P Global Market Intelligence Comments

October 5, 2020

"The wind has changed … fossil fuels do not have a future. Even banks, which are perennially slow to adapt to these things, they have woken up and have realized that it’s now or never,” said Prof. Bhattacharya in his recent comments for S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya Rewire Comments

September 23, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya comments on the role of sustainability in times of COVID-19: "It has been very clearly articulated that sustainable companies outperform those who are not. Those companies that do better in ESG (environmental, social, government) were more resilient during the pandemic."

IBM “Digital Technology for the Environment” Round Table

September 22, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya participated in IBM’s “Digital Technology for the Environment” Round Table discussion where he presented on whether digital technologies and data can be applied for new solutions to environmental problems.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya Financier Worldwide Magazine Comments

September 1, 2020

“A business exists to serve the interests of multiple stakeholders and only by doing that well can it make money for shareholders,” Prof. CB Bhattacharya comments on how to reshape the future.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's Article "Jump-start the pursuit for sustainable change with personal ownership"

August 2, 2020

"Most of us are yearning to do something about the dire situation facing us. Issues such as global warming, inequality, and poverty – and many, many more, as outlined in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – are now becoming visible and in consequence have gained urgency. Taking ownership of sustainability issues like these and acting in their name forms the new leadership mandate for you and your executive team," writes Prof. Bhattacharya in this article for CSR Magazin.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya on World Radio Switzerland

July 17, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya joins World Radio Switzerland host Katt Cullen to discuss COVID-19 as an opportunity to “reset“ and work towards a more sustainable future.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya POLITICO Comments

June 9, 2020

Read Prof. CB Bhattacharya’s comments to POLITICO on “Sustainability amid Social Unrest.”

Prof. CB Bhattacharya on "Sustainable Business Champions"

May 22, 2020

Listen to CSB Director CB Bhattacharya discuss sustainability ownership with Jasmin Horn on "Sustainable Business Champions."

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's World Economic Forum Article "How the great COVID-19 reset can help firms build a sustainable future"

May 15, 2020

Read Prof. CB Bhattacharya's latest article in the World Economic Forum.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's McKinsey Quarterly Article "Taking ownership of a sustainable future" 

May 12, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya urges corporate leaders, challenged with the existential crisis of our times, to avoid inertia and take ownership of sustainability.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya Presents to Enel Leadership


April 9, 2020

The Center for Sustainable Business continues to provide value to our sponsors through virtual meetings. On April 9th, Prof. CB Bhattacharya gave his presentation "Moving Towards a Culture for Sustainability" to Enel North America Business Line leadership.

Pitt Business Staff Members Honored with Pitt Sustainability Award

April 9, 2020

This year, three Pitt Business staff members—Chris Driscoll, director of information technology services; Greg Guzewicz, facilities manager; and Karri Rogers, assistant dean of operations—were honored with a 2020 Pitt Sustainability Award.

IBGC Speaker Series Presents: CB Bhattacharya

April 8, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya spoke at The Fletcher School at Tufts University to propose several sustainability strategies that companies can implement using profit in service of people and planet.

Pitt ESG Criteria and SRI Screening Process

April 6, 2020

In February and March 2020, the University of Pittsburgh adopted both environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria to incorporate into investment considerations and a socially responsible investing (SRI) screening process.

Three Pitt Business Offices Receive Green Office Designation

Green Office Designation is a benchmarking program, and offices that opt in receive guidance from the Office of Sustainability on how to improve their score. Learn more about Pitt Green Offices and register your own office!

Katz is a Leader in CSR

The Katz Graduate School of Business MBA program ranked 11th in the world and 3rd in the US in this corporate social responsibility metric.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's GreenBiz Article "Sustaining sustainability: Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic"

April 1, 2020

Read Prof. CB Bhattacharya's latest article where he begins to uncover the deeper lessons from the coronavirus pandemic that will help companies be more sustainable going forward.

Aspen Institute Igniting Impact: Enhancing Business Practice and Research Through Greater Collaboration

March 5-6, 2020

CSB Associate Director Leslie Marshall participated in a meeting co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute Business & Society and Responsible Research in Business Management focused on translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into practical solutions to address global challenges.

Pitt Commits to Achieving Carbon Neutrality

February 28, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh has committed to becoming carbon neutral on its Pittsburgh campus by 2037, its 250th anniversary.

Honors College Community Café

February 27, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya was the featured speaker at a University of Pittsburgh Honors College Community Café. He discussed Small Actions, Big Difference with students casually over coffee.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's Talk at Baruch College in New York City

February 18, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya gave a talk on Small Actions, Big Difference at Baruch College in New York City, where he was invited by The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya in BBC

February 9, 2020

Prof. CB Bhattacharya comments on Airbnb's promise to "serve all stakeholders."


February 6, 2020

CB was delighted to speak at the GreenBiz20 workshop “Moving Towards a Culture for Sustainability” where he discussed what it means to embed sustainability into a company’s purpose.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's The Conversation Article

January 24, 2020

The premise of this article is that having a higher purpose can help firms improve their sustainability performance as well as their financial performance. This article was also picked up by Fast Company.

Prof. CB Bhattacharya's MSI Webinar

January 17, 2020

In CB Bhattacharya's webinar, “Small Actions, Big Difference: Why All of Us Must Take Ownership of Sustainability to Save the World,” he explores "sustainability ownership" and what it means to create an organization of sustainability generalists.

Center for Sustainable Business and PPG on TechVibe Radio

January 8, 2020

CSB Associate Director Leslie Marshall and PPG VP Mark Cancilla appeared on TechVibe Radio to discuss the Center and why corporations are joining.

Knowledge@Wharton Small Actions, Big Difference

January 6, 2020

CSB Director CB Bhattacharya sat down for an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, the business journal for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

CB Bhattacharya's Interview on Our Region's Business with Bill Flanagan

December 29, 2019

CSB Director CB Bhattacharya joined Bill Flanagan to discuss the concepts in his book Small Actions, Big Difference.

Pitt Business Professor Wins Aspen Institute ‘Ideas Worth Teaching Award’

December 9. 2019

CSB affiliate Prof. Barry Mitnick wins the Aspen Institute ‘Ideas Worth Teaching Award’ for his course "Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints."

Katz Student Wins Grant for Research on Sustainability

December 2, 2019

Mike Gordon, Doctoral Candidate in Business Analytics and Operations, won a Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Conference Grant to attend the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

IBM and Climate Change: Early Action, Sustained Results, and Support for a Price on Carbon

December 1, 2019

Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs, Wayne Balta, explains why IBM supports the Climate Leadership Council's plan to put a tax on carbon.

Katz ranked #36 by Corporate Knights ‘Better World MBA’

November 8, 2019

Due in part to the CSB's focus on sustainability, Katz rose 33 places in Corporate Knights 2019 'Better World MBA' rankings.

The Center Hosts a Successful Launch Event

November 1, 2019

On October 24, 2019, the CSB hosted our official launch event, bringing in over 100 leading professionals.

Peoples Powering the Future: Pittsburgh International Airport Microgrid

October 18, 2019

Peoples is making Pittsburgh International Airport the first major airport to be completely powered by its own microgrid with the use of its own on-site natural gas wells and solar.

CB Bhattacharya Releases New Book on Corporate Sustainability

October 12, 2019

Professor CB Bhattacharya, H.J. Zoffer Chair in Sustainability and Ethics, has just released a new book, Small Actions Big Difference, which focuses on leveraging corporate sustainability to drive business and societal value. It is his third book on the subject of corporate sustainability.

Julie Shuff Earns First Sustainability Certificate

December 2, 2018

MBA student Julie Shuff earned the first Sustainability Certificate to be issued at Katz. Professor CB Bhattacharya (right) presented Shuff with the Certificate.

CB Bhattacharya Delivers Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

October 23, 2018

Professor CB Bhattacharya was honored to deliver the Provost’s Inaugural Lecture: “Small Actions, Big Difference: Leveraging Corporate Identity, Responsibility, and Sustainability to Drive Triple Bottomline Value.”

Katz Students Win First Place at Sustainability Case Competition

March 23, 2018

A team of Katz students won first place at the 2018 University of Connecticut MBA Sustainability Case Competition.