CSR & The Job Hunt: What 51 MBA Students Can Accomplish In One Summer - A blog by Aman Singh

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CSR & The Job Hunt: What 51 MBA Students Can Accomplish In One Summer - A blog by Aman Singh

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 5:41am

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"Consider these numbers: $350 million in net operating savings over the projects' lifetimes. 400,000 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions. More than 650 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year." -- Victoria Mills, EDF's Managing Director for Corporate Partnerships

These are the savings identified this year by the 51 MBA students who participated in Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps internship . "Finally, an internship program that gets sustainability" was my reaction back in May when I heard about the program that encourages companies to seek out sustainability efforts by focusing on energy efficiency solutions.

These are real numbers and carry a real ROI for companies' sustainability efforts. As Mills succinctly points out: "If MBA students can come up with results like these in a 10-week summer fellowship, what could happen if businesses all across the country got serious about energy efficiency."

Celebrating the fellows that allowed us to be a part of their summer internships this year, here are a few examples of what they accomplished with companies like PepsiCo, News Corp, eBay, RBS/Citizens Bank and Yahoo!:

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