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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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Sustainability-related News

Squeezing a rock-star material could make it stable enough for solar cells

A promising lead halide perovskite is great at converting sunlight to electricity, but it breaks down at room temperature. Now scientists have discovered how to stabilize it with pressure from a diamond anvil cell.

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Pervasive health threats of unregulated battery recycling

A new study in Bangladesh finds that a relatively affordable remediation process can almost entirely remove lead left behind by unregulated battery recycling – and raises troubling questions about how to effectively eliminate the poison from children’s bodies.

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The shifting burden of wildfires in the United States

Wildfire smoke will be one of the most widely felt health impacts of climate change throughout the country, but U.S. clean air regulations are not equipped to deal with it. Stanford experts discuss the causes and impacts of wildfire activity and its rapid acceleration in the American west.

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Climate change has caused billions of dollars in flood damages

Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming.

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