Friday forum to discuss sustainability in green business

A panel of business experts will discuss what it means to be a leader in green times during a forum on sustainability in business on Friday, Oct. 23.

The forum, titled "Leadership in Green Times: The Path to Sustainability," will take place from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. in Parks Hall Room 441 on the Western Washington University campus.

Members of the panel will define leadership, green and sustainability as they apply to their organizations and discuss the importance of being a leader in their individual fields. They will explore practical examples of what companies are doing to demonstrate leadership in the area of being green, such as what customers are demanding from companies, financial implications, how to account for or measure green initiatives, sustainability and triple bottom line.

The purpose of this panel will be to provide faculty members, students and the business community a framework from which to build their own green initiatives.

Members of the panel for Friday's discussion will be Joseph Garcia, the Bowman Distinguished Professor in Leadership and director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership at WWU; Josh Henretigm the senior environmental sustainability manager at Microsoft Corporation; and Byron B. McCann, co-chairman of the Board of Directors at Northwest Energy Angels; and Tom Malone, president and CEO of MicroGREEN Polymers. The forum's moderator will be Joel Stuart Petersen, the vice president at Bernstein Global Wealth Management.

This panel discussion is part of Teaching Scholarship Day from the Center for Excellence in Management Education at WWU. For more information, contact Craig Tyran at (360) 650-2207 or visit http://cbe.wwu.edu/ceme/. Biographical information on the panel members is attached.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:32pm