Zarb School of Business

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

At the Frank G. Zarb School of Business we incorporate sustainability and social responsibility practices into our teaching and daily work. View our Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Dedicated Home of Business

LEED-Certified Building

The Leo A. Guthart Hall for Innovation and Discovery is a 52,000-square-foot business school building designed and built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification standard, with the United States Green Building Council.


Awareness of ethical and social responsibility issues in business is one of our core educational objectives. We aim to teach sustainability, social responsibility, and ethics by offering dedicated courses on these topics and by weaving it into several required courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Courses dedicated to these topics include:

  • HUHC 021E: Sustainable Investing
  • MGT 157F: Sustainability for Business Innovation
  • MGT 228: Organizational Strategy for Sustainability
  • MKT 257A: Sustainable Marketing
  • MBA 214: Compliance, Ethics, and Sustainability

Additional courses that cover sustainability and corporate social responsibility include ACCT 124: Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II; BBA100: Business and Society: Foundations for Professional Development; FIN 101: Introduction to Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions; FIN 110: Fundamentals of Corporate Finance; and FIN 203: Managerial Finance. Students review journal articles and reports on sustainability; discuss the CSR Index and business practices.


Our building is home to a Behavioral Research in Business lab, the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and IdeaHUb, multiple areas for collaborative study, and administrative, faculty, and student club offices

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Experiential Learning Opportunities

To immerse students in business environments, we provide experiential learning opportunities. This includes internship opportunities in the United States and abroad. We support students who are interested in learning more about sustainability and corporate social responsibility by assisting them in identifying and securing related internships with the help of Hofstra’s Center for Career Design & Development and our Dean’s Advisory Board and department advisory boards.

Our students have participated in a summer internship program at AstraZeneca in Johannesburg, South Africa, which blends a global internship with corporate social responsibility. Students have also worked on a program to increase breast cancer detection and treatment in underserved African communities.

Faculty Research

Our faculty in all our departments within the Zarb School conduct research around corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices and publish articles in academic journals and present findings at industry conferences.

Driving Change

Social responsibility and sustainability is at the center of what we do.

Students walking on campus