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Maharishi University of Management: Student to present at regional conference on sustainability

Maharishi University of Management - The Review    Translate This Article
4 November 2013

A student in the MBA in Sustainable Business programme at Maharishi University of Management in the USA has been selected to present his research on sustainable communities at the 5th Regional Conference of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability.

After taking courses on metrics for sustainability and sustainable community development, MBA student Brando Piggue focused on indicators for a sustainable community as his capstone project.

Working under professor Ayako Huang, he used interviews with experts and archival data to investigate how sustainable indictors are chosen.

He collected data from the cities of Seattle, Washington and Fairfield, Iowa and found that the indicators were chosen based on the city's needs through the involvement of citizens. Seattle selected indicators that made a connection between the health of salmon and the city water supply. Fairfield expressed a need for decreasing energy usage and for economic development for its residents.

He will present his findings at the conference, which will be held next month at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

In addition to studying Sustainable Business, Mr. Piggue is the president of the MUM Net Impact chapter.

''Understanding that sustainability is the key to the future, Brando's goal is to spread the knowledge he has received at MUM to educate, inspire, and empower people around the world to live their fullest potential, while adopting practices that are sustainable,'' Dr. Huang said.

Source: Adapted from The Review

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Global Good News comment:

In the 'Five Key Areas' covered in the MBA with Specialization in Sustainable Business at Maharishi University of Management, the first listed on the programme's web page is 'Self Sustainability—[which] develops your inner potential and leadership abilities through Consciousness-Based education'.

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