2nd Annual International Conference on Business & Sustainability: Designing Sustainability
October 15-17, 2008
Featuring keynote speakers: David Rochlin, Chief Operating Officer, Transfair, Inc. and Joel Makower, Founder and Executive Editor, Greener World Media, Inc.
This conference brings together leading industry practitioners and scholars to share best practices and leading edge research. Featuring industry panelists from Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Keen Footwear, New Seasons Markets, gDiapers and other leading sustainability-inspired businesses. The conference's innovative format provides for in-depth dialogue from industry representatives on October 16th, followed by a series of academic presentations and discussions on October 17th.
This year's conference theme "Designing Sustainability" embraces the philosophy that design is the primary determinant of the social, environmental and financial impact of products, services, processes and business strategies. Deliberate forethought in conceptualizing and implementing sustainable business practices can significantly enhance social equity, reduce ecological harm and raise business value.