Topic “Business and the Environment”

Business and the Environment

Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.

The Luskin Center's Business and Environment initiative builds bridges between academia, the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations to help reduce the negative externalities of business, advance environmental justice, conserve resources for a sustainable future, and strengthen the clean technology sector in Los Angeles. The work supports the Los Angeles Mayor's Office and other members of Cleantech LA in the goal to establish Los Angeles as a global leader in clean technologies. Research topics include eco-labeling, corporate environmental performance, clean technology company profiles, policy and other economic development strategies to spur cleantech development and support efficient deployment of green technologies, and consumer responses to information concerning the environmental impacts of various products.

Blogs

John Villasenor
We can't afford not to take advantage of vehicle automation technologies. With proper...
Colleen Callahan

The adage “think globally but act locally” had new resonance for me on a recent trip to rural Wisconsin.

Bruce Kennedy

A series of reports and studies are painting an intriguing picture of the future of transportation in the U.S. -- one that involves a possible shift away from cars.

Initiatives

Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local economic, environmental, and public health benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets.