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Integrating Sustainability Into Your Business Practices
Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 26, 2010 at 5:00 PM (PST)
Sustainability is good for business. This two-day class will provide you with the rationale, the methodology and real-life examples of how and why organizations have used sustainability to their strategic and operational advantage in the marketplace. Learn how sustainability not only improves your company’s triple bottom line – financial, social, and environmental – but how it improves your company’s image in the world, which can reap huge benefits. You will leave having developed a draft sustainability plan for a specific company process and return to work being able to lead company sustainability initiatives.
This project funded in whole or part with funds from Employer Workforce Training Funds administered by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and Worksystems, Inc.
Experience developing and implementing strategic business plans or business operations
No prior knowledge of sustainability concepts and issues required
Senior management employees – including C-level and anyone in management
Business operations employees – includes policy-makers, entrepreneurs and business owners
Anyone in a professional setting who is responsible for the strategic direction of an organization
Why You Need This Course:
Sustainability is in the news and on decision-makers’ minds. Unfortunately most of the conversations are driven by outdated conventional wisdom that adopting sustainable practices come at a financial cost to companies that must be weighed against other intangible benefits.
This course reframes and updates the sustainability debate to show how your company can adopt sustainable practices for primarily bottom-line reasons. You will emerge from this two day course ready to influence and lead your company’s sustainability initiatives.
Phil Berry helps clients build economic value in their businesses through his company, Sustainable Product Works, LLC. He helps clients create this value through development and communication of meaningful innovations and reductions in the social and environmental impacts of products, services and supply chains.
From 1996 through 2007, Phil was Nike’s Director of Footwear Sustainability.
Prior to Nike, Phil worked for more than 17 years in a variety of roles managing environmental programs and issues:
Phil has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science from Portland State University. He lives with his wife, Joanna, their youngest daughter and three dogs in the rural Willamette Valley south of Portland, Oregon. They have a grown son and a daughter attending the University of Washington in Seattle.
Learning for Leverage offers a different kind of training – one that meets the exact business challenges you face at a highly affordable price.
Our goal is to bring the training that professionals need to strategic locations throughout Washington, Oregon and Northern California – thereby advancing the local workforce and economy. We also connect people to ongoing learning opportunities through strategic local partnerships and act as a hub for subject expertise in key emerging business topics – from technology to the people side of business.
With Learning for Leverage, the training you receive is always original and highly relevant because we survey professionals to see what training they require and then custom design our offerings to accommodate their needs. The result is a state-of-the-art training program that will advance your skills – and your business – to the next level.
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