Stuart School of Business

Director - Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Associate Industry Professor

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After 32 Years in industry, George P. Nassos joined the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business in 1997 as the Director of the M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability program.

Not wanting to be associated with mediocrity, Nassos was the primary reason for making Stuart one of the top programs in the world for integrating environmental and social sustainability in the business programs. In the 2001 Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a survey of about 450 accredited graduate business schools conducted by World Resources Institute, Stuart was one of six U.S. schools that had the highest ranking for its curriculum. Stuart continued to be ranked among the top schools in the world in terms of sustainability and its curriculum was ranked number 11 in the world, number 8 in the U.S. and number 1 in Chicago, based on the 2007/08 survey of Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

Nassos relinquished his position as director of the program but continued to teach the capstone course in the program, Business Strategy: The Sustainable Enterprise. He had developed a course that not only covered the generic business strategies that are taught in most business business schools, but he also incorporated sustainable strategies. These strategies allow a company to develop a competitive advantage without having a negative impact on the environment. Companies adopting these strategies eventually excel environmentally, socially and economically.

In addition, Nassos was Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at IIT-Stuart. This center was dedicated to the sustainability of Chicago and Illinois at the enterprise level. Its mission was to work with the other IIT departments and bring them together in a collaborative relationship with business corporations, other academic institutions, government agencies and members of the NGO community to identify, develop, communicate and help implement practical and equitable business strategies that advance the ecological sustainability of the Greater Chicago Area, while fostering our current and future economic viability. Nassos retired from IIT-Stuart in 2011.

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