Business schools give students head start in sustainability

DBS Bank has linked up with Singapore Management University (SMU) to offer a major in sustainability for business students this year.
DBS Bank has linked up with Singapore Management University (SMU) to offer a major in sustainability for business students this year. PHOTO: ST FILE

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Young people in business schools used to just learn about investment and finance. Now they also have to tackle the conundrum of balancing sustainability and reaping profits.

Squaring that circle so budding entrepreneurs and businessmen can hit the bottom line while also meeting sustainable goals is becoming an increasing focus at such schools.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2019, with the headline 'Business schools give students head start in sustainability'. Print Edition | Subscribe