Panel to Make the Business Case for Sustainability

The College of Charleston invites business executives, small businesses, and community stakeholders to participate in a forum focused on sharing experiences in designing and implementing sustainability strategies that produce positive results for bottom line profitability. The free event is part of the College’s Sustainability Week and will take place in the Wells Fargo Auditorium in the Beatty Center (5 Liberty Street) on April 10, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., including a networking reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The panel event is hosted by the School of Business, sponsored by the Carter Real Estate Center and Honors College, and moderated by Brian Fisher (director of sustainability at the College of Charleston).

“This event is really designed to bring various communities and sectors together around sustainability, a rapidly growing area for cross-cutting synergies. It is about facilitating this synergy through our business community here in the Lowcountry,” says Brian Fisher, Ph.D.

Panelists will include:

  • Dianne Culhane, Retired Executive, The Coca-Cola Company;  Refreshing a Business System through Sustainability:  The case at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Marcus R. Durlach, IV, Durlach Associates; Developing and Using Sustainability Practices
  • Chris Rein, Consultant; Offshore Renewable Energy

For more information about this event, contact Dr. David Desplaces at 843.566.5640.

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