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Tuck and Thayer host sustainability conference

Posted 04/18/03

Continuing its tradition of providing training commensurate with the larger meaning of business, the Tuck School of Business, in collaboration with the Thayer School of Engineering, will host The Business Case for Sustainability conference on Friday, April 25.

Business enterprises will play a pivotal role in meeting the sustainability challenges of the 21st century. The materials they choose, the products they design, the labor and human-rights practices they pursue, and the ethical standards they set all have profound implications for sustaining financial, social, and environmental returns.

The conference will bring together a variety of leaders from a wide range of fields to discuss these issues. The keynote address will be given by Vivian Paes Barretto Smith of the United Nations Global Compact, an international initiative that brings companies together with UN agencies, labor, and nongovernmental organizations to foster action and partnerships in the pursuit of good corporate citizenship. The day's panels will cover a variety of topics, including: Technology Startups and Venture Capital, Profiting from Sustainability: a Profile of Leading Companies and Best Practices, and Quantifying the Business Case: Asset Management and Consulting.

Panelists will include experts from many organizations, including Ford Motor Company, Cargill, International Finance Corporation, Proton Energy Systems, and KPMG International.

This event is open to the public. Click here for schedule and registration information. Participants may also register at the event.

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