Business & Society Network Hosts Panel on How Apps Solve Environmental Challenges
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will host a panel discussion on Friday,
Oct. 10, to explore why and how companies and entrepreneurs are developing apps to
solve environmental challenges. The event, titled "Eco-Innovation: There's an App
for That!" will take place from 7:30 9:30 a.m. in the Haggar University Center. The
complimentary event includes breakfast, presentations, an interactive roundtable discussion
and networking with Dallas/Fort Worth business leaders.
The event is hosted by UD's Business and Society Network, an open forum for building relationships, exchanging best practices, and fostering
dialogue around issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and
eco-innovation. The presentation partner is EarthPeople Media, a Dallas-based strategic
communications firm and publisher of books and media on sustainability and social
Eco-innovation is the practice of developing and refining ideas into useful forms
to create business value and benefit the environment at the same time. Innovating
with apps to promote sustainability gives companies a way to generate brand awareness,
optimize processes and engage stakeholders.
"The event looks beyond CSR toward the strategic end of the spectrum of corporate
sustainability. App development involves using social technology to go 'beyond compliance'
in order to optimize and create," said Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople Media
and executive in residence at University of Dallas' Satish and Yasmin Gupta College
Presenters include Blake Burris, chief hacktivist with Cleanweb Network; Andrew Miller,
co-founder of Compost Denton; and Kim Hall, CPA and project manager for a NTx Apps
Challenge team. Burris, an expert on the creation of grassroots innovation communities,
will guide the audience into the eco-innovation process. Next, a panel of entrepreneurs
will discuss how they approached the app creation process and how to leverage the
same tools for success.
This University of Dallas Business and Society Network quarterly event is geared toward
professionals, students and business owners interested in integrating sustainability
into their operations, human resources, supply chains, marketing and other business
functions. To register, click here.