Steinbrenner Institute Corporate Partnership
Carnegie Mellon has a long tradition of innovative, collaborative research with industry in environmental science, technology, and policy. Building on past and current work, the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research is uniquely positioned to offer next generation thinking about corporate environmental performance. The mission of the Steinbrenner Institute Corporate Partnership (SICP) is to conduct cooperative world-class research in environmental science, technology, management, and policy to provide innovative solutions to environmental challenges in the metals, chemicals, construction/buildings, energy, and other industrial sectors. Through the SICP, we seek solutions to specific issues and needs of the partners within the Steinbrenner Institute's broader theme of ‘Transitioning to an Environmentally Sustainable Society.'
We have a number of ongoing corporate collaborations with which we can share experience and interested partners.
- The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, formed in 2001 with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, works with more than 15 utilities and other government, industry and non-profit stakeholders.
- The Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research, formed in 1985 with support from National Science Foundation, has 20 major industrial members and is the largest academic center for steelmaking research in the United States.
- The Green Design Institute, formed in 1992 with support from IBM and other companies, conducts a wide range of research on green product and process design.
Members of the SICP include corporations with social, economic and regulatory pressures for higher levels of environmental performance while meeting the desires of customers, shareholders, current and future employees, and communities in which they operate. The SICP addresses topics of common interest as well as topics that may be specific to a member or subset of the total membership. The Steinbrenner Institute provides partial support of new collaborative research projects.