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Sustainable Development & the Environment

Learn more about the sustainable development degree program at Rollins College.


Examine whether transnational corporations can be both competitive and responsible by pursuing a strategy of sustainable development.

Take a set of courses that examine carefully the concept of sustainable development in an increasingly global economy. These courses are based on the premise that sustainable development means reconciling the need for economic growth, particularly in developing nations, with the need to protect both natural resources and the quality of life.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • The basic principles of environmental protection and sustainability
  • The emergence and consequences of globalization
  • The increasing role of international cooperation in managing environmental problems
  • The political economy of transnational corporations
  • The range of both positive and negative behaviors of transnational corporations in developing countries, and the ability to evaluate the environmental consequences of those behaviors
  • Recent attempts to measure and evaluate sustainable development, including indicators of corporate practice

Contact Info

Department of Environmental Studies
Beal Maltbie Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2753
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2392
F. 407.646.2364

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