With economic activity exceeding $2 trillion, California commands the largest economy in the U.S. – bringing with it both the responsibility and opportunity to lead the country and world to a more environmentally sustainable future. As the largest campus in the UC system, UCLA is helping accelerate this process by partnering with a diverse group of leading companies committed to both California and the health of our planet.
Through our Corporate Partners Program, the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) provides world-class educational and networking opportunities to business leaders in Southern California and beyond – along with the unique opportunity to learn from, and work with, UCLA’s distinguished faculty, affiliate faculty, and researchers.
Developed by the IoES's Center for Corporate Environmental Performance with input from a number of globally recognized leaders in "green business,"" including several companies ranked in the highly competitive Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Corporate Partners Program draws upon the philosophy that the development and communication of effective environmental practices and products is both good corporate citizenship and good business.
Members benefit from:
Invitations to special business and policy oriented events to interact with experts and exchange best practice ideas
Prominent recognition for your organization's commitment and dedication to the advancement of ecologically sound business practices
Access to a talented pool of faculty, researchers, future professionals and leaders
IoES benefits from:
The opportunity to learn from member companies and executives whose insights and professional experiences inform and shape the growing green economy
The support for high quality research and education on the environment and sustainability
Together, we will:
Advance ecologically sound business practices
Cultivate and groom the next generation of leaders in environmental enterprise
New working relationships like this, between business and the University, are essential to creating an economy that reduces carbon emissions and increases jobs.”
— Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
“Our attorneys constantly strive to stay on the cutting-edge of environmental issues impacting our clients, so the firm’s new partnership with UCLA was a natural fit as we continue to provide clients with sophisticated legal and business counsel on a range of environmental matters. We are honored to be joining such an esteemed network of academics and companies globally-recognized for promoting green innovation, and we look forward to working together to stay at the forefront of the latest environmental research and technological advances.”
— Craig A. Moyer, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
"Vertum Partners is an early phase, small business start-up. The partnership was established after recognizing that the atmospheric modeling capabilities of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's regional climate group could be disseminated to the renewable energy business community through the combined expertise of our three founders. We hope to continue to learn from the research being conducted and the researchers themselves at the Institute of the Environment and UCLA as a whole."
— Cameron Whiteman, Managing Partner, All Vertum Partners