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Sustainability Leadership Certificate

Amit Jain & Aram Nadjarian

Background
Amit Jain ‘03, MBA ’06 • LEED AP, Sustainability Leadership Certified • Sustainability Educator/Consultant/Trai ner Aram Nadjarian ’06 and MA • Former Senior Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger • Managing Partner at Boutique Public Relations Firm

Challenges for LMU
• Continuous legislation and compliance standards for energy efficiency, water conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, renewable energy, GHG emissions, and environmental preservation • Increasing pressure from global community for transparent Sustainability Reporting • Rising cost for higher education – families searching for alternative to 4-year private institutions • Upward demand for sustainable business curriculum, degrees, and certifications

Current LMU Extension
The Principles of Green Buildings Online Training Program will give you the science behind the concept of house-as-a-system by going through all of the major sub-systems that affect the way the entire structure system performs. A building is the sum of many parts, and for best performance for the occupants, it must be set up correctly with those sub systems synced together. A building that performs correctly will offer the best energy efficiency, provide a healthy environment for its occupants, and maintain its structural integrity. The supply chain is at the heart of operations for most businesses. Prepare yourself for a challenging and rewarding career in the green supply-chain management field or gain the edge to move forward in your career with this convenient online training program. This professional certification program will help you learn the essentials of green product standards and labeling as well as how to develop sustainability supplier programs, implement sustainable business practices, apply lean and green manufacturing strategies, and integrate these practices across the extended supply chain.

Principles of Green Buildings

Current Course

3

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional

Current Course

3

Proposed Program Details
COURSE TITLE Fundamentals of Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility Renewable Energy in relation to Economics and Policy Implementing a Sustainability Action Plan Principles of Green Marketing Green Buildings & Materials Sustainable Design Sustainability Reporting Sustainability Communities Principles of Green Buildings CORE/ELECTIVE Core Core Elective Core Elective Elective Core Elective Current Course CREDIT HOURS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 COURSE COST $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695 $695

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional

Current Course

3

Certificate Comparison
Institution UCLA UC Irvine Pepperdine Base Cost $5,875 $3,570 $84,560 Credits 36 Units 12 Units 8 Units Market Same as LMU Same as LMU Full-Time MBA Students Current Undergrad, Grad, Sustainability Professionals, Aspiring Sustainability Professionals

LMU

$4,170

18 Units

Benefits for LMU
• Increased Educational Offerings
– More recognition as an institution, more brand equity as an institution – Increase enrollment, increased revenue

LMU’s Sustainable Future
• More Expansive Extension Offerings • Certificate Tracks for MBA Program • Infusion of Sustainability in Core Curriculum
– Environmental Studies – Engineering – Business – Education – Film and Television Production

LMU’s Sustainable Future
• Increase of Sustainability Initiatives on Campus • Expanded Sustainability Department • American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment • Global/Local Community Involvement

Thank You
• #1 Sustainable Jesuit University
– Leader in CSR/Sustainability Education – Model for Sustainable O&M – Rich history of innovation and creativity – Progressive culture that promotes community impact