Corporate Partners Program

Our Work

The Corporate Partners Program engages UCLA students from across campus on research projects centered around corporate sustainability themes. Students contribute to the projects over Winter and Spring quarters, with finished products shared with Corporate Partners at our annual Spring event. Applications from students interested in becoming involved in the program are solicited in Fall quarter.

resilience: 2020-2021 focus

Resilience: 2020-2021 Focus

In the face of widespread changes brought about by COVID-19, record-breaking wildfires across the west coast, and one of the most active Atlantic tropical storm seasons on record, the importance of resiliency cannot be overstated. Resilience recognizes that disruptions enviably will come and that building flexibility into operations allows one to better recover on-course, minimizing...

renewable energy: 2019-2020 focus

Renewable Energy: 2019-2020 Focus

Policymakers are pushing to not just increase integration of renewable energy, but to transform our energy systems into systems dominated by renewables at local, state, and national levels. LA’s Green New Deal, part of the 2019 update to Sustainable City pLAn, sets goals for LADWP to supply 100% renewable energy by 2045. In California, the...

supply chain: 2018-2019 focus

Supply Chain: 2018-2019 Focus

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Corporate Partners Program focused on sustainability in supply chains.  The kickoff event for this year’s CPP program took place on October 2. Panelists at the event included Chuck Gatchell (VP/GM of Olympics and Athletes @ Nike), Bonnie Nixon (former Director of Supply Chain and Environmental Responsibility @ Hewlett-Packard) ,and...