Business & Society Network to Host Panel on Profiting from Sustainability
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will host a panel discussion Friday,
April 11, covering the ways that companies are profiting by measuring sustainability
performance. EarthPeople, a sustainability communications and consulting firm, is
the presentation partner for the event.
The University of Dallas' Business & Society Network (BSN), a recently established
open forum for building relationships, exchanging best practices and fostering dialogue
around issues of corporate social responsibility, is organizing the event. The panel
discussion will take place from 7:30 10 a.m. in the Haggar University Center on the
University of Dallas campus. The complimentary event includes breakfast and a keynote
presentation followed by a 30-minute panel discussion and networking with Dallas/Fort
Worth business leaders. The audience will include professionals, students and business
owners interested in integrating sustainability into their operations, human resources,
supply chains, marketing and other business functions. To register, visit udallas.edu/cob/businesssocietynetwork.
Panelists will explore how their organizations use methods such as the Global Reporting
Initiative to measure sustainability, as well as discuss outcomes they expect to achieve
and the tangible and intangible benefits of their respective sustainability reporting
strategies. Presenters include Jean-Michel Fally, principal with Deloitte Consulting;
Crystal L. Stutes, sustainability specialist at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc.; and
Terri Scannell, director of corporate citizenship and sustainability for VHA, who
will deliver the keynote presentation.
"VHA is uniquely positioned as a leader in improving the health and sustainability
of our own community, and in guiding health care institutions nationwide to solidify
their own sustainability principles," said Scannell. "We are excited about the opportunity
to participate in the event hosted by the University of Dallas College of Business
and to further the understanding of how businesses are addressing these important
The upcoming panel discussion is the second in a series from the BSN, with the previous
panel discussion hosting Garrett Boone, The Container Store co-founder and chairman
emeritus and Treehouse investor; Nathan Joe Loftice, FedEx Office sustainability leader;
and Nelly Rocha Andresen, vice president of quality, environment, health and safety
and senior corporate counsel for eRecyclingCorps.