Roger Saillant quoted in article on GMOs, titled "Metabolix Applies Biotech to Plant-Based Economy Development"
Fowler Center's Roger Saillant delivered key note address at the Cleveland Engineering Society
Posted 12.4.12Roger Saillant, PhD, Executive Director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, was the key note speaker at the Cleveland Engineering Society's Annual Industrial & Manufacturing Conference. Dr. Saillant discussed the evolution of automotive painting and emissions standards and what they teach us about a long-term sustainability commitment. He also spoke about the Great Wall of China and how a long-term view, with a keen eye on today's balance sheet, leads to success. Roger Saillant, PhD, is a recognized authority in renewable energy and sustainability and has served as a pioneer in fuel cells, energy policy, and holistic management techniques. His extensive corporate experience includes seven years as CEO of Plug Power, a cutting-edge fuel cell company. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation, and he has worked to open plants and operations in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Dr. Saillant teaches and speaks on sustainability issues, and recent speaking engagements have been at leading colleges and universities including the Sloan School at MIT, Fordham University, and New York University. Another of his passions is communicating sustainability concerns to mainstream society--in this vein, he has recently co-authored a novel, Vapor Trails, dealing with some of today's hottest issues, such as climate change, carbon sequestration, and corporate control. The book has received excellent expert reviews. The Cleveland Engineering Society is a non-profit professional development organization. CES serves the needs of engineering and technical professionals and their employers by providing valued and topical speaker series and conferences, professional testing review courses, and networking and leadership opportunities. CES serves the community with educational outreach programs to encourage high school and middle school students to study engineering at the many fine northeast Ohio colleges or universities and to pursue engineering careers in northeast Ohio. See www.cesnet.org for more information.
Chicago Tribune quotes Chris Laszlo in sustainable investing article
Posted 11.30.12Weatherhead's Chris Laszlo quoted in Chicago Tribune article about sustainable investing
Fowler Center's OpenIDEO challenge featured in Huff Post Social Entrepreneurship
How might we celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit?
Posted 11.6.12Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Weatherhead launches OpenIDEO challenge
Robert E. Widing II starts today as Weatherhead School of Management dean
Axiom News interviews David Cooperrider about the new crowd-sourcing challenge
Posted 10.8.12Axiom News interviews David Cooperrider about a new crowd-sourcing innovation challenge
Fowler Center seeks input from global community on singular path to change business
Chuck Fowler's "Do Good. Do Well." Talk Now Available on Video
Posted 8.31.12"Do Good. Do Well." A talk by Chuck Fowler. Chuck Fowler, CEO of Fairmount Minerals addressed the questions ... What does 'sustainable value' mean, and why does it matter? in June at Weatherhead. If you were not able to attend, but would like to see the video footage, please go here: http://www.youtube.com/user/case/videos?query=weatherhead Chuck Fowler joined Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. in 1986. Fairmount Minerals is the third-largest producer of industrial sand in the U.S. Fairmount Minerals has won numerous regional and national awards for its environmentally friendly policies, following a "People, Planet and Prosperity" philosophy.
Have you registered for Sustainable Cleveland 2019's 2012 Summit Yet?
Posted 8.31.12Sustainable Cleveland 2019 2012 Summit focusing on Local Foods Have you registered yet? Click here to do so! Join us for another transformative Summit.
Professor Laszlo delivered keynote at Chilean Conference
Posted 7.4.12On July 4th, 2012 Professor Chris Laszlo gave a keynote, along with Peter Senge, PhD, director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management, at the recent Seminarium Congreso in Chile. See seminar details here: http://www.seminarium.com/cl/eventos/in/ Over 200 business executives and thought leaders were present. During his trip, Professor Laszlo also met individually with Chilean business leaders including the CEO of the country’s largest company, Codelco. Thanks to Weatherhead student Ignacio Pavez, a Chilean national currently doing his PhD in the OB Dept., a relationship with the University of Chile was established with a view to establishing a link with the Fowler Center. Ignacio helped organize a workshop at the University led by Professor Laszlo on the topic of sustainability for competitive advantage.
Chris Laszlo spoke at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica
Posted 5.21.12Some of the world's leading scholars on strategy and sustainability and recognized experts on Latin America presented at the first “Latin America Forum for Strategies, Solutions, Sustainability” at INCAE Business School, Costa Rica. From May 21 to May 23, presenters came together and met with Latin American business leaders to work on the topic of sustainable strategies as one of the key drivers for the region´s prosperous development. Together, they developed solutions and recommendations for concrete management challenges of the participating organizations; they worked on an action agenda to support Latin American organizations in creating, implementing and improving sustainable strategies; and they identified open questions that need to be addressed by further research.
David Cooperrider leads Appreciative Inquiry summit for Massachusetts energy revolution
Students research cited in bike backers post by Crain's Cleveland Business
David Cooperrider offers insights learned from Appreciative Inquiry application
Fowler Center for Sustainable Value Featured on the AACSB International Resource Center
Creating Competitive Advantage by Embedding Sustainability (video clip)
Posted 4.12.12Author and Case Western Associate Professor Chris Laszlo shares examples of how mainstream companies are creating competitive advantage by embedding sustainability in to the core of their business strategy. See link: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/04/11/creating-competitive-advantage-by-embedding-sustainability/
Environmental Leader post cites Cooperrider's AI Summit as example to those "Seeking Sustainability"
Fowler Center's Chris Laszlo selected a “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” 2012 for North America.
Posted 1.17.12Fowler Center’s Chris Laszlo selected a “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” 2012 for North America. Check it out! While there are many “top” lists and awards, none specifically address trustworthy business behavior - perhaps because the word “trust” presents a definitional challenge. For three years Trust Across America has been working with a growing team of experts to study, define and quantify trustworthy business behavior. While their research is nowhere near complete, they know that an organization cannot be deemed trustworthy without a culture that embraces the following characteristics: Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, Sustainability and long-term Reputation preservation. During the course of their research, they have met with and spoken to hundreds of thought leaders, across a variety of silos that, when their efforts are combined, help create trustworthy companies. Many of these people are well known and have received numerous honors and accolades, while others are quietly working behind the scenes. It is their intention to shine the spotlight on both groups, hoping that the world focus will begin to shift from the “scandal of the day” to the trustworthy leaders and organizations of the day.