As with so many emerging issues (around the impact of global warming), business schools have been paying attention.
Earlier this month, the highly-rated Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. launched its response to the problem, the Laboratory for Sustainable Business.
Also known, in a more catchy fashion, as the S-Lab, it aims to help future business leaders tackle the issues connected to climate change.
Interactive computer-based simulations will let students to play the role of entrepreneurs seeking to maximize their profits investing in companies that do not harm the environment.
In doing this, they will learn the challenges of using renewable resources within the framework of existing business models.
One exercise will make students examine an attempt by oil major Conoco-Phillips to win an oil development contract in Ecuador's tropical rain forest, looking at the choices that can minimize ecological disruption and restore the environment. Read on...