CASE is an umbrella organization that provides clients and partners the opportunity to work directly with leading scientists and academics, gaining access to the cutting edge research produced by dozens of laboratories and clusters across the CSU campus. Helping practitioners to navigate this fertile tech eco-system is central to our purpose. Our programs include:
The Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) Program
seeks to provide sustainable enterprise solutions to some of the most stubborn issues of our time including poverty, disease, malnutrition and environmental degradation. GSSE program graduates have the appropriate training, experience and character necessary to create and operate for-profit and nonprofit startups, nongovernmental organizations, and to work in multinational companies that champion social and environmental objectives while delivering solid returns on investment.
The New Economy Venture Accelerator (NEVA)
supports emerging business owners and their enterprises in the firms' early stages. CASE provides physical space, leadership mentoring, and access to business expertise and capital. Some of the ventures in the Accelerator will emerge from CSU's Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA program, but it is open to companies from all over the globe. CASE works in collaboration with local, state, and federal programs to nurture what will be scores of companies within a few years.
The Sustainability Executive Education (SEE)
program delivers certificate programs and individual courses based on the latest in real-world sustainability research, focusing on practical, problem-solving, bottom-line building applications. Content is designed and taught by the world's leading business sustainability experts, including L. Hunter Lovins, founder of our partner, Natural Capitalism Solutions, one of the world's leading sustainability think-and-do tanks.
The Sustainable Business Community of Practice brings together companies for closely-facilitated collaborative research, peer-learning and the development and sharing of operational best practices. The agenda is set by its members and is open to multiple focal areas, such as sustainable supply chains, water resource use, sustainable agriculture, and transportation. The COP is supported by the full resources of CASE, CSU, and external experts.