CSU to host annual Industry Forum on Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship April 11

By: Steve Monday March 11, 2013 0 comments Tags: Denver, Fort Collins, Gideon Markman, Quayle Hodek, University of Denver

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FORT COLLINS - Colorado State University's College of Business will present a day-long Industry Forum on Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship for company executives on April 11 in Denver.

This year's forum will feature a best-practices panel, a sustainability and ethics negotiation workshop, networking opportunities and a presentation by keynote speaker Quayle Hodek, founder and CEO of Renewable Choice Energy.

"Sustainability, business ethics and corporate responsibility are increasingly an integral part of any sound business strategy that transforms firms from merely transacting and surviving to actually making an impact and truly thriving," said Gideon Markman, CSU professor of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.

"The questions most managers ask, however, are: Can my business really better the world? How can my firm become socially conscious? Or how can sustainability and corporate responsibility give my enterprise competitive advantage and new growth? The answers to such transformative questions will be explored at the forum."

The event will mesh practical work and scholarly research and supports companies wishing to integrate sustainability, ethics and social responsibility into their daily routines and monetize those efforts.

"The industry forum is helping companies understand and integrate sustainability practices into their daily operations," said Markman. "So whether you're a small startup, mid-sized enterprise or a large corporation, the industry forum is the best resource to shoulder and catapult your sustainability effort, from supply chain to clean energy to social responsibility and beyond,."

The forum is also supported by the University of Denver, University of Colorado and University of Northern Colorado.

The event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the University of Denver campus. Space is limited to 40 attendees.

To register or to learn more, visit http://seeconf.org/programs/forum/Pages/default.aspx or contact Markman at 303-641-1009 or [email protected].

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