Featured Studies

Tanweer Ali, a mentor and instructor in Business, Management and Economics at Empire State College’s International Programs in Prague, hosted a series of lectures as part of the Prague based course Business and Sustainability. Each lecture was recorded and posted below for all to enjoy. 

Dr. Mark Abendroth, Professor, Empire State College: The many facets of ESC’s work in sustainability

Simona Kalvoda, Executive Director, Czech Green Building Council: Sustainable Building and the work of the Czech Green Building Council

Sandy Martin, former UK member of parliament and shadow environment minister: How political decisions impact the ability of businesses to be more sustainable

Ira Rubenstein, investment banker based in Prague and New York, specializing in the financing of clean energy projects: Finance and clean energy

James Jacus, ESC alumnus and corporate turnaround specialist: Building an incubator for new protein developers

Professor Kate O’Neill, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, author of Waste: The global business of waste 

Martin Zemánek, Project Leader, Skanska: A sustainable office building for the 21st century

Professor Wil Burns, Co-Director, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University, Washington, D.C.Geo-engineering (carbon dioxide removal technologies)  

Anna Kárníková, Director, Friends of the Earth Czech Republic (Hnutí Duha): An NGO’s perspective on the role of business in sustainability 


Citizen Science Citizen Science: projects provide students with potentially long-term, interactive means of learning about their local environment, environmental change and scientific research. These projects include creative strategies for educators who would like to design curricula which actively engage all students in sustainability. Incorporating field and laboratory experiences which relate to specific environmental challenges facing regions, communities and individuals, and which introduce students to monitoring and data analysis technologies, can be effective ways of increasing student interest and participation in sustainability studies.