Global Leadership and Sustainable Development

The Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development is designed to prepare students to lead change initiatives in a globalizing world which is increasingly characterized by chaos, complexity, and change. Students learn to simultaneously search for the underlying causes of global environmental, economic and social problems, and at the same time learn how to design and lead responses that produce sustainable outcomes for the current and future generations.

Rewarding Internships for Sustainable Employment
Gail Suzuki-Jones and Jon Chin  have helped to develop a R.I.S.E. training program for student interns to prepare them to do their field audits... 

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Work and Careers in Sustainably: Featured Faces

Amy Schwab
helping local communities...

Amy Schwab

Philip Vanderhoofven
sustainable small business owner...


Rob Kinslow
Sustainability through leadership...

Robert Kinslow

Through sustainable development practices, Hawai`i Pacific University aims to make positive contributions to the environmental, social, and economic health of the State of Hawai’i and the planet.  Learn what HPU is doing to be sustainable and how you can get involved!

Sustainability Internships

Sustainability-minded internships are available by enrolling in GLSD 6950 Practicum. For all questions regarding the GLSD internship program, please contact professor Dr. Art Whatley (


MA GLSD Fact Sheet

Find out more about what the GLSD program has to offer and how it's structured by paging through this online brochure.