BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT SERIES: The social Dimensions of sustainability
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Practicing business sustainability requires looking at ecological, economic, cultural, and political factors. While much attention has been paid to the environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability, leading companies are increasingly looking at social factors as they relate to their long-term strategy and success. As this focus increases, how is the work of sustainability professionals intersecting with, supporting, and being supported by top-level decisions related to social inclusion, equity, and engagement?
This session will focus on the roles that social issues play in business sustainability. Participants will learn how leading businesses think about the relationship between sustainability and social issues impacting their company and their core values, and what types of strategies they are developing to engage proactively on these issues authentically, given the current social and political climate.
In this event, participants will:
- Gain a common understanding of the terms related to social sustainability from a business perspective—such as “diversity,” “inclusion,” “equity,” “social responsibility,” “social justice,” etc.
- Learn how leading businesses view the relationship between sustainability and social issues impacting their company and core values
- Explore case studies on how companies are developing proactive strategies to engage on social issues in an authentic way
- Discuss the roles that social issues play in your organization and strategies to address them
For questions about registration, contact Erin Niehoff at 612-334-3388 ext. 8102.
For questions about the program, contact Meleah Houseknecht at 612-334-3388 ext. 8104.