29
Dec
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays - Community Supported Industry: From Supply Chain to Supply Loop

On December 18th, Bard MBA in Sustainability spoke with Susan Witt, Executive Director and Alice Maggio Local Currency Program Director, Schumacher Center for a New Economics when we will discuss a citizen-driven approach that uses “import replacement” as a strategy for local economic development.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. 

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7
Dec
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Building a Sustainable EMS System

On December 4th, Bard MBA in Sustainability spoke with Bill Compton, Vice President of EMS Operation, Grady EMS. Grady EMS is one of the largest providers of pre-hospital care in the southeast handling approximately 110,000 requests annually for emergency services dispatched at the appropriate life threatening response level as determined through Emergency Medical Dispatch.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.

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1
Dec
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays - Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Business Model Innovation for More Sustainable Outcomes

On November 20th, Bard MBA in Sustainability spoke with Cristiano Resende De Oliveira, Sustainability Consultant at FibriaRochelle March, MS/MBA '15, Analyst at SustainAbility.

Many companies that are flourishing financially today are inherently unsustainable. Despite laudable efforts to make their processes or products more sustainable, no amount of renewable energy sourcing or green product engineering, for example, can change that. There is an opportunity to do business differently, but it requires moving beyond mere product or process innovations for sustainability. 

SustainAbility’s latest research Model Behavior II: Strategies to Rewire Business outlines key forces influencing business model innovation for sustainability, the pivotal role of company culture to foster innovation, and distinct actions that internal innovators can undertake to advance the development of more sustainable business models. 

Featuring in-depth case studies about large, multinational companies, this report demonstrates how Fortune 500 companies can innovate their business models for sustainability. The first case study is that of Fibria, a multinational pulp and paper company that has successfully changed company mindsets about how to use its forest assets, and is diversifying to become a sustainable land and forest steward. 

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. 

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