Forest Fund – an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Amazonian rain forest – will host a course in Applied Sustainability Entrepreneurship in Brazil in collaboration with Harvard.
The goal of the summer program is to bring students to the deforestation forefront to understand the economics of destruction firsthand. They will be learning about sustainability problems and analyzing the local and international markets that have generated them (lots on externalities!). By the end of the six weeks they will have formed small teams, picked a sustainability problem, and written and pitched a business plan for a startup to address the problem.
For more information, check out this interview with Forest Fund’s founder Sophia Watkins.