The Systems Mindset in Sustainability with Ohio State’s Dr. Neil Drobny

May 20, 2013

As recently as a year ago, The Ohio State University was working toward putting together an Environment, Economy, Development & Sustainability Program for undergraduates. Tasked with finding a Director for this new major, the university looked to Dr. Neil Drobny, a longtime green business consultant and professor in the school’s Fisher College of Business. Now, Dr. Drobny is guiding young college students to think outside the typical sustainability box when examining options for their future careers. “We need to incorporate a systems mindset when thinking about sustainability,” Dr. Drobny explains. “Everything is connected to everything else. Every function in the business has to work together to pull off a change in culture and a change in business practices to deliver significant value.”