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.

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Blogs

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

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.

From L to R: Richard Hansen (AECOM), Glen MacDonald (UCLA), Magali Delmas (UCLA), Dave...

Initiatives

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing technological, economic, and policy solutions to develop underutilized local water systems.
Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive and alternative-fuel vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Paving the way for complete, living streets that create vibrant, productive and sustainable communities.
Strengthening local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.