Ecosystems Overview

Resource constraints—both social and natural—affect most, if not all, functional areas of the modern corporation, but the dilemmas posed by these constraints have yet to be solved. The Center is deeply engaged with the ways in which businesses are dependent on their surrounding ecosystems, as well as the risks and opportunities for innovation that this relationship presents.

Our Community

Connect with students, faculty and external partners whose work or interests are in areas related to this topic. Find out how leaders in the field are thinking about this topic, and how you might get involved.

Steve Polansky
Professor of Ecological/ Environmental Economics at University of Minnesota
View Full Profile
People interested in ecosystems

Programs & Research

Explore the Center’s programs and research related to this topic.

Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services
Finance & Markets
Read More
Sustainable Farmland Investment Strategies
Finance & Markets
Read More
Programs and Research about ecosystems

Our Stories

Beyond Coal: Imagining Appalachia’s Future
View News
Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grant: The 2016 Winners
Tasty, healthy food from the freezer aisle. Helping companies help their employees embrace a bike commute.
Read More
All Stories about ecosystems

Upcoming Events

Take a look at our upcoming events for this topic.

Financing Farm Renovation: Building Resilience Using a Blend of Capital
Feb 23, 2018
View Event
Sustainable Finance Monthly Seminar: Helen Crowley, Kering
Mar 06, 2018
View Event
2018 Conservation Finance Boot Camp
Jun 18, 2018
View Event
Boot Camp
Upcoming ecosystems Events

Recent Events

Take a look at our recent events for this topic.

GreenLight Workshop: ERM
Feb 09, 2018
View Event
On campus
WWF Summer Internship - Information Session
Feb 01, 2018
View Event
On campus
Recent ecosystems Events


Click an icon below to explore the people, programs, classes and events at the Center related to that topic area.