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Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise

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NiSE at the Institute on the Environment officially launched in July 2009 within the Institute on the Environment (IonE). IonE has set the stage of discovery to Earth’s most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships.

NiSE is the research program within IonE that delivers systems solutions to sustainability issues and challenges. We operate in network formation, and co-create solutions with our partners. We work with corporations, NGO’s, NFP’s, and government organizations.

The NiSE model is a proven one. Within two years, NiSE built an effective and efficient mechanism to bring together academic researchers and practitioner partners to identify and solve sustainability challenges. Building on many successful consortium meetings and the development of even more research projects, NiSE is poised to expand upon this groundbreaking collaborative research partnership.

NiSE is a program of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

Welcome to the NiSE website! Check here for regular updates on events, meetings and information pertaining to our current work.

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