Business Sustainability Lab
Below is an excerpt from the Faculty Profile of Amrou Awaysheh. Check back soon for more SDGs in action in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.
Through the Business Sustainability Lab, Dr. Awaysheh works with companies to help enhance their sustainability and financial performance. This work has identified the substantial financial benefit that firms can reap by focusing largely on reducing resource consumption, such as energy and water, and eliminating waste generation within their operations.
Founded in 2021, the IU Business Sustainability Lab offers years of research and on-the-ground business experience to firms seeking sustainability strategies. By turning these practices into specific, operational improvements, the lab allows companies to examine, understand, and leverage these strategies to their competitive advantage.
The 17 SDGs present the most urgent calls to action are for achieving a more just and sustainable future, while providing Dr. Awaysheh, his business-leading partners, students, and all of us with a universal and visionary framework for accomplishing these goals. Many of the targets within these goals encourage sustainable practices, many of which have been adopted by global companies, and the Business Sustainability Lab is working to further the embrace of these ideals and behaviors. The UN SDGs directly related to the sustainable practices encouraged by the Business Sustainability Lab include SDG 6 (Clean Water & Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy), SDG 8 (Economic Growth & Good Jobs), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure), SDG 10 (Reduce Inequalities), and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production). In addition to strides made in achieving these goals, the Lab and Dr. Awaysheh’s work visibly embraces SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), demonstrated in the many business, nonprofit, and community partnerships shared within the Lab and Dr. Awaysheh’s endeavors. Read more about how the Business Sustainability Lab is working to achieve these and other SDGs here.
Since 2008, sustainability projects led by Dr. Awaysheh have had a measurable impact on the natural environment.
Through partnerships and consultation, the Business Sustainability Lab is proving the value add of sustainability.