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Overcoming Business Obstacles: Innovative Solutions for Tough Times

Are you a manager pursuing competitive advantage in a challenging market with rising environmental and social pressures? Has your organization’s “CSR” or sustainability function failed to deliver tangible results?

In this program, you will learn how any organization can embed sustainability for value and profit. Many of the best-run organizations face new environmental and social demands, yet fail to capitalize on the opportunities they create because sustainability is seen as a distraction from core business objectives.

The program is aimed at small and mid-size organizations pursuing sustainability as a way to be more successful, rather than only ‘green’ or socially responsible. Learn to reframe sustainability as a source of profit, rather than a cost or moral obligation. Distinguish between bolt-on and embedded sustainability, drawing on compelling examples of leading companies. Discover the benefits of going beyond regulatory compliance and explore cutting edge management concepts from Michael Porter, Blue Ocean Strategy, and disruptive innovation as they apply to the challenges of embedding sustainability.


Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. to Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
George S. Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7166
United States
Speaker(s): Dr. Chris Laszlo
Sponsored by: Weatherhead Executive Education


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