Fowler Center Speaker Series: A Talk by Hal Hamilton | Weatherhead

Fowler Center Speaker Series: A Talk by Hal Hamilton

Hal Hamilton, founder and co-director of the Sustainable Food Lab, will share the story of this important organization, its development, and the businesses and NGOs that are changing as sustainability becomes real for them. Specific companies include Unilever, Costco, Sysco, and others as they embrace sustainability, struggle with organizational change, and go only as far as the financial markets and competition allow them to go. Hamilton's talk will also explore big trends in agriculture/food and the business case for sustainability engagement.

A more comprehensive biography of Hamilton is below.

Fee: No

Contact Information:
The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value
216 368 2160


Hal Hamilton, Founder and Co-Director

Sustainable Food Lab |

 Hal Hamilton founded and co-directs the global Sustainable Food Lab, with more than 50 organizational members and partners, including farming, manufacturing, food service and retail, as well as social and environmental NGOs and universities.

Hal was the Executive Director of Sustainability Institute, based in Vermont, from 2001 through 2006. Before that he was Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Systems and led a variety of leadership and rural development initiatives. He was a dairy farmer in Henry County from 1973 through 1988, and was awarded a “Master Conservationist” award by the Conservation District board and opened his farm for a variety of field days while farming.

Hal’s education was at Stanford University and the State University of New York, Buffalo. He has written numerous columns and journal articles and three chapters in books on agricultural policy and change.

Hal is an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative and a frequent guest faculty or lecturer at the MIT Sloane School of Management, the Harvard Business School, the Society for Organizational Learning, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. At the invitation of the U.S. State Department he gave the annual George McGovern Lecture to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 2006.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
George S. Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7166
United States
Speaker(s): Hal Hamilton
Sponsored by: Fowler Center for Sustainable Value
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