Student Profile

Ted Howes ‘04
Global Lead, Energy

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The Graduate School of Management strives to change the world for the better through its people, ideas and culture. It helped me see business through a new prism: as the most powerful way to have an impact. It’s about sustaining the human species and planet earth. Corporate social responsibility must become part of every company’s core business.”

Previous Degrees

Certificate in Corp. Environmental Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bren School of Environmental Science
and Management

B.A., Asian Studies, Chinese History
University of California, Berkeley
Ted Howes is passionate about using the
lens of business and sustainability to guide corporate strategy.
As head of IDEO’s Energy Domain and a recognized expert in integrating sustainability
and business factors, he has dedicated his career to exploring the intersection of business and environmental issues.

Background

Before joining IDEO in 2007, Howes was vice president for corporate social responsibility and supply chain programs at Scientific Certification Systems, consulting for start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations, including Walmart, Numi Tea, The Home Depot and Starbucks. He serves on the Net Impact Advisory Council and The World Economic Forum’s agenda group on sustainable consumption, and is a regular
speaker on energy and sustainability.

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News Release

UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.