University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with the private sector – both for-profit and non-profit alike – to understand the systemic sustainability challenges of rapidly expanding production and consumption systems, develop the decision tools necessary to effectively act on these systems, and accelerate innovation beyond marginal efforts to more meaningful change.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to use leadership in the private and public sectors to identify and address complex, pressing environmental problems. We do this effectively by understanding and acknowledging that the private, public, and academic sectors make environmental decisions differently, and working with and around these constraints to achieve our goals.. We challenge our partners to engage with us and focus on systems solutions because no single voice can act alone. Our model integrates the knowledge from a diverse group of stakeholders to deliver practical, efficient research solutions.

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

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