Perspectives in Sustainability Series

Karen Weigert Are you interested in sustainability, climate change, use of natural resources, and the world around us?

New in 2018, Perspectives in Sustainability is a series designed to help Booth students grapple with the most challenging issues facing our planet and to understand how MBAs use their business skills to tackle these issues.

Cohosted with Booth's Career Services, the series is led by the Rustandy Center's sustainability executive in residence Karen Weigert, the first-ever chief sustainability officer for the city of Chicago. She's currently vice president of business strategy and regional operations at Slipstream and a nonresident senior fellow on global cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

The series features interactive exercises, panel discussions of gaps and trends in the industry, and information about viable career paths in the sustainability sector.

Sustainability Executive in Residence

The sustainability executive in residence at the Rustandy Center mentors students and participates in or leads programs and workshops with Booth student groups.

The Rustandy Center’s sustainability executive in residence, Karen Weigert, is available during regular office hours. Learn more about her on the center's leadership page.

Get Involved

Upcoming office hours are listed on the Rustandy Center events page. For questions, email


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