Carnegie Mellon University

Research on Environmental Management

How should we manage environmental impacts of business and society? Environmental management encompasses such issues as product end-of-life options, full cost accounting, corporate environmental responsibility, and assessment of environmental performance.  In addition to management issues, it is important to understand how to measure environmental performance of products and companies (e.g., carbon footprints). 

Decisions in business involve many factors, and concern for the environment is one of them. We have chosen environmental management as a research thrust to address the growing need for tools and approaches to assist corporations in making decisions on process technologies, products, and future liabilities due to environmental impacts.  Listed below are links to short one-page research summaries in PDF format.

On-going Projects

Previous Research Summaries (no longer funded or being actively pursued)