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Mission and Vision


Our purpose is to serve as the nucleus of a knowledge network that promotes dialogue between and among a community os stakeholders to study, learn and disseminate concepts and best practices that lead to sustainability of the enterprise and to develop an awareness of how much such activities impact the triple bottom line (TBL) of economic (profit), environmental (planet) and social (people) performances among stakeholders.


Our mission is to create a business sustainability knowledge network with Coggin at its hub.The CSBP thus serve as a resource for business that endeavor to make sustainability a central element of their corporate strategy. The CSBP strive to provide intellectual resources that encourage the development of sustainable enterprises in the First Coast region. The Center promote corporate sustainability by addressing economic prosperity, environmental improvement, and social responsibility. The Center work with the academic community, business enterprises and civic society to encourage business organizations to work towards: generating employment, raising the quality of life; respecting cultural diversity; encouraging ethical behavior; and conserving the ecological integrity of the planet.

Guiding Principles

  • Purpose: Develop students capabilities
  • Values: Incorporate UN Global Compact values into curricula
  • Method: Create educational framework
  • Research: Engage in conceptual and empirical research around business sustainability
  • Partnership: Create partnerships among and between stakeholders
  • Dialogue: Facilitate dialogues and intellectual debate.

A business practice that is economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly is usually regarded as being sustainable. Corporations that include socially responsible and environmentally sound policies as core elements in their growth strategy very often create sustainable economic values.