Sustainability in Business Summit
Sustainability Compass

The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Academic Sustainability Programs, and the Office of Sustainability at Auburn University invite students and community members to the first Sustainability in Business Summit on Monday, March 2 at Lowder Hall.

Industry leaders and academic experts specializing in sustainability will lead a number of classroom programs during the day, with the event highlighted by a panel discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lowder 113. The open public forum will feature George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface; Dr. Bill Heise, Innovation Director at Eastman Chemical Company; and Dr. Jean Stead of East Tennessee State University.


Industry Leaders and Academic Experts in Sustainability

George BandyGeorge Bandy
Vice President of Sustainability at Interface

Bill HeiseDr. Bill Heise
Innovation Director at Eastman Chemical Company

Jean SteadDr. Jean Stead
Professor in Management at East Tennessee State University

Dr. Ed SteadDr. Ed Stead
Professor in Management at East Tennessee State University


Jon JohnsonDr. Jon Johnson
Sam Walton College Professor and Executive Director of the Applied Sustainability Center at University of Arkansas

Dr. Howell Connell

Howard Connell
Managing Director and Professor of Practice, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business



People attending the event are going to learn how important this global mega-trend of sustainability is to business and to business schools. More and more corporate CEOs are recognizing that sustainability needs to be absolutely at the core of everything they do. Every discipline – finance, accounting, supply chain, strategic planning and management -- you name it.”

-Mike Kensler
Director, Auburn University Office of Sustainability

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