Faculty members from across the globe came together in summer 2013 for an interactive webinar on strategies for teaching sustainability in finance and accounting. The webinar began with presentations from two award-winning instructors: Charles Cho (ESSEC Business School) and Mark Cohen (Vanderbilt University). (Biosketches are below.) They described specific strategies they’ve used: e.g. student assignments, cases and other approaches. Participants then asked questions and shared their own strategies for teaching sustainability.


Mark Cohen’s PowerPoint

Resources from Speakers and Participants

From Charles Cho (all videos)

From Mark Cohen

From Carol Seagle

From Oliver Laasch

From Organizations and Natural Environment Division of AOM:

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Use the comments section at the bottom of the page to share your thoughts, suggestions or teaching resources.

Other Webinars in the Series

Additional webinars focused on teaching sustainability in other disciplines:

Marketing: View webinar video and materials.

Operations: View webinar video and materials

Strategy: View webinar video and materials

Webinar Guest Speakers

Mark.Cohen_hiresMark Cohen, Vanderbilt University

Mark Cohen has extensive experience analyzing government enforcement policies, with particular emphasis on environmental and criminal justice issues. He is an expert on enforcing environmental regulations and on corporate crime and punishment.

Teaching: He received 'Honorable Mention' from the Page Prize for Environmental Sustainability Curriculum (2012) for his course “Financial Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data.”

pix 005[2]Charles Cho, ESSEC Business School

Charles Cho is an Associate Professor of Accounting at ESSEC Business School, with a strong background in the teaching, research and practice of sustainability.  His research focuses on social and environmental accounting, corporate social responsibility, and accounting and the public interest. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified General Accountant (CGA), and worked for KPMG LLP and other public accounting firms for several years.

Teaching: Charles has taught financial and managerial accounting courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and designed CSR-related courses at the PhD, MBA and undergraduate levels. He also has experience teaching corporate sustainability and business ethics to executives.

  • kiero423

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  • Richard Mills

    Some of you may be interested in the book The Sustainable MBA: The Manager’s Guide to Green Business. The book introduces sustainability as it relates to all the core topics including Finance and Accounting.