Faculty and Research

Information on faculty and research

The Center for the Business of Sustainability (CBoS) connects world-class academics and industry experts. It is a home for research that explores how sustainable practices impact firms and how businesses can make an essential contribution to a more sustainable future. Through the Center, Smeal faculty and outside contributors come together to share ideas, design projects, and produce new information that makes real-world impacts. Our work focuses on issues such as scaling up technological solutions, promoting and strategically deploying new products and services, and devising institutional frameworks that foster sustainability. We look forward to collaborating with the business community to leverage our respective academic and industrial strengths.

Sustainable Investing & ESG Performance

Sustainable Product Development & Consumer Behavior

Sustainability in Supply Chains


Corporate Social Responsibility and Activism

Institutional and Social Change

Legal Incentives and Regulatory Impacts


We invite you to engage with us in our exploration of the business role for sustainability.


Research Impact

Access Smeal sustainability conferences, papers and videos

Research Support

Apply for grants or propose a workshop to generate new research


View opportunities for industry and other areas of Penn State to partner with Smeal faculty