In the Future businesses will be closed loop. This means that they manage the entire life cycle of their products in a sustainable way, from the design to manufacturing all the way to its end of life. At this stage all waste is either recaptured and reused or recycled endlessly into new products, or biodegrades. Could the business schools of the future also operate as a closed loop?
The Future MBA will operate on a campus that will generate no waste. Beyond extensive efforts to minimize waste in the first place, all waste relating to operations will be designed to be recaptured and then reused or composted. Systems will be put in place to sell certain waste streams to other organizations or to be able to trade, swap, barter, lend, gift or share items with others on campus or part of the school community. Students will be actively engaged in exploring opportunities to further develop improve on these systems.