OCSC Announces Fall Leadership Dialogue “Sustainability’s Business Proposition: Making Money by Doing Good”

The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) has finalized the schedule for its Fall Leadership Dialogue Event, “Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good.”  The panel discussion and facilitated discussion afterward will be held October 19, 2012, in the Multi-Purpose Building at Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park, 15 Sweet Shade, Irvine, CA 92696, from 2 to 5 pm.   Check in will start at 1:30 pm.

The event will explore sustainability’s business proposition in depth and provide attendees opportunities to consider practical applications of sustainability principles and practices within their organizations.   It is intended for sustainability leaders from industry, academia, public agencies and non-governmental organizations and others interested in promoting more sustainable business practices.  For more detail on information planned to appeal to each of these groups, please visit the event webpage at www.ocsustainability.org/events.

The presentation portion will explore the five elements of corporate environmental sustainability and their interrelationships:

  • Systematic program management
  • Regulatory and industry-standards compliance
  • Cost-and-risk-reducing efficiencies throughout the entire lifecycles of value systems
  • Revenue-stream enhancement through green-attribute products and services, and
  • Competitive advantages through greenwash-free corporate transparency.

Panelists will include:

  • Mr. William Borges, panel discussion moderator, Interim Chairman of the Board at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative and Former Principal  Environmental Scientist at Midwest Research Institute
  • Ms. Constanze Duke, Manager of Environment, Health, Safety + Sustainability at Bausch + Lomb and Director of the Orange County Group at the International  Society of Sustainability Professionals
  • Mrs. Teresa Nersesyan, Board Member at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative , Principal at Tradeface Consulting LLC, and former Vice President of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance at Pacific Sunwear,
  • Ms. Lauren Gropper, Founder and CEO at Repurpose Compostables, Inc., and
  • Mr. Bill Conley, CFM, Chief Governing Officer and Board Member at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative; Director and Fellow at the International Facilities Management Association, and a Global Reporting Initiative Certified Reporter.

The advance registration prices for online registration, available through close of business on October 18, are:

  • $40 for professionals,
  • $25 for faculty members, public agency and NGO representatives, and
  • $5 for students.

Prices at the door for these categories will be $50, $30 and $10, respectively.

To register online via PayPal™, please visit http://www.ocsustainability.org/?page_id=420 .  Free parking is available at the Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park.

For more information about OCSC and its programs, please visit:  www.ocsustainability.org.  To help transform Orange County through these programs and projects, please contact:    William Borges at wborges@ocsustainability.org.