Employees, have you ever wondered why your organization is not rushing the transition to more sustainable business practices? Managers and business owners, do you wish to gain more perspectives on vital incentives and potential hurdles when making the change to be more sustainable?
Hear from Bill Stough, who has dedicated his lifelong career to advancing environmental practices in businesses. Bill will share details about why the sustainability imperative cannot be ignored much longer without suffering significant drawbacks.
Join this webinar to gain insights on why businesses may still be on the fence when choosing to adopt or not adopt sustainable practices. Employees, hear examples of how to communicate with management and craft a stronger voice to become a “sustainability champion.” Decision makers and business owners, learn why overlooking sustainability is such a critical issue of our time.
Together all attendees can learn how to accelerate the journey in taking advantage of the value inherent in sustainable business practices and start implementing inspiring changes today!
Presenter: Bill Stough is the Founder and past President and Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Research Group, and the current Senior Sustainability Advisor at Foresight Management. He has proven business skills in the design and implementation of sustainable development business strategies, creation of regional sustainable business networks, and creating baseline performance profiles for an organization’s ecological footprint and environmental and regulatory compliance. He has over 40 years’ experience solving environmental problems, implementing sustainable business programs and directing operational and marketing plans. He was the project manager for developing the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and was the project manager, in partner with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for setting the “ANSI/BIFMA Office Furniture Sustainability Standard.” Mr. Stough is a widely recognized leader in developing environmental programs and sustainable business networks throughout the United States. He is founder of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and a 2014 inaugural inductee into their Sustainability Hall of Fame.
November 10, 2020, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Business and Biodiversity: Achieving Company Objectives through Local Conservation Efforts
Interested in implementing conservation activities at your facility for the first time? Looking for strategies to meet budget-friendly biodiversity goals? Learn how you can increase your company’s positive environmental impact through experts at the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). Over the last three decades, WHC has worked at the nexus between business and biodiversity to help companies implement meaningful wildlife conservation and environmental education projects on and near their lands.
Join WHC’s Senior Manager, Conservation Strategies, Rob Campbell for a closer look at how WHC members are utilizing these projects today to not only provide benefit to local wildlife, but also meet a myriad of business needs from securing social license to operate to engaging company employees. Rob will also be joined by one of WHC’s corporate members, who will share their unique story on the benefits realized after expanding their on-site conservation activities and make the case as to why they choose to implement these efforts.
Presenter: As a Sr. Manager, Conservation Strategies at the Wildlife Habitat Council, Rob works closely with an array of member companies to deliver targeted products and services aimed at supporting each company’s pursuit of unique sustainability goals. In his role, Rob serves as liaison to member representatives across industry sectors assuring they are kept appraised of information relative to their company’s initiatives. While earning a MS in Environmental Studies at the College of Charleston, Rob worked with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as an environmental educator to develop curriculum for local primary schools and to teach on estuarine topics. As a native Marylander, he has developed a knowledge base on coastal topics and aquatic ecosystems. Complimenting his passion for the natural world, Rob has extensively studied anthropogenic effects on the environment and holds a graduate certificate in Urban and Regional Development, as well as a BA in Economics and Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Sara Kaplan has been the Sustainability Program Administrator for the Wayne County Airport Authority since 2015. She has a wide range of experience in environmental engineering and sustainability with professional experience in sustainable agriculture, wastewater treatment, energy efficiency and renewable energy. She has a Bachelors of Science in environmental engineering from MIT and a Master's degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan.
Cathy Farrell has been with the Wayne County Airport Authority over the last twenty-four years. She currently serves as the Utility Analyst. With a wide range of experience in Finance, Accounting, and Utilities, she works with the utility provider and tenants, supporting energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects at the airport. She has a Master of Business Administration from Madonna University.