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Change Leadership for Sustainability Program

Be a transformative leader

We prepare leaders to radically accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society.

We offer graduate degrees for Stanford students

Executive Education

Find out how sustainability can contribute to an to the bottom line and our economy. Explore our open enrollment Strategies for Sustainability course at Stanford, as well as custom executive education offerings for working professionals.

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Online learning

Find out how sustainability can contribute to an organization’s financial well-being while helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Learn essential perspectives on sustainability, systems thinking and 21st century business strategy. Get started on our Essentials for Business online course.

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Sustainability in Practice speaker series library

Get inspired by the stories of high-impact sustainability leaders who have transformed organizations and entire sectors through their effective approaches to advancing sustainability. View their presentations in our library of Youtube videos or download as a podcast.

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What is sustainability?

A conversation with environmental scientist and Change Leadership for Sustainability Program Faculty Co-Director Pamela Matson.

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Change Leadership for Sustainability Events

Sustainability-related News

Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers

Freshwater ecosystems across the world have experienced rapid species declines compared to ecosystems on land or in the ocean. New research shows that small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity.

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Images from a fraught year

Stanford Earth’s 2020 photo contest drew 156 photographs from faculty, students, and staff. The images captured experiences coping with COVID-19, as well as close encounters with nature from activities before the pandemic.

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Lessons for handling COVID-19 from another animal virus

Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby discusses surprising results of a recent study on Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.

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Which mask works? Researchers find confusion over mask use for wildfire, COVID-19 crises

Drawing from studies on human behavior and responses to past epidemics and wildfire smoke, researchers outline recommendations for communicating correct mask use and suggest areas for further research.

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