Organizer: Center for Sustainable Organizations
Date: 08.25.11, 08:30AM – 08.26.11, 03:00PM ET
Sponsor:Center for Sustainable Organizations
This two-day workshop has two overriding objectives: 1) to introduce and explain a compelling new approach to corporate sustainability management known as context-based sustainability, or CBS, and 2) to provide a detailed methodology for how to operationalize it in organizational settings.
On Day 1, we begin with a brief summary of corporate sustainability management (CSM) -- what it is and its pros and cons in its most common form. We then move on to define context-based sustainability in detail; its origins; its ties to economics and capital theory; its intellectual evolution over the years; its association with the triple bottom line; and the major advantages it offers when compared to conventional CSM.
On Day 2, we intensify our focus on the practice of CBS by working with attendees to apply the concepts introduced in Day 1 to their own situations. In this way, attendees have an opportunity to practice the application of context-based principles on a first-hand basis, while interacting with colleagues from other organizations in the same regard. Day 2 concludes with a discussion of the present and future state of CBS.
This workshop is taught by Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Organizations in Thetford Center, Vermont.
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