Business & Society Network to Host Panel on Profiting from Sustainability

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 issues."

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.

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