In this three-year project, we aim to promote and facilitate sustainable industrial development throughout the Americas by creating regional centers of excellence for education, development and implementation of best practices for Cleaner Production (CP) and sustainable development.

The project is led by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Stuart School of Business where a pioneering program that integrates business, law and engineering with environmental management was developed in the mid-1990s. New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences is the a co-U.S. university partner, leveraging its long-standing research and teaching on energy, environment and sustainability. The partners in Latin America and the Caribbean are:

Our hemispheric educational initiative will work to overcome barriers to sustainable industrial development in micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by collaborating with National Clean Production Centers (NCPC) in partner countries and the World Environment Center (WEC).


This Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of State under the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, through Higher Education for Development (HED). The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the Illinois Institute of Technology and do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Government or Higher Education for Development.