Corporate Sustainability Expert Bob Willard To Present Master Class At Presidio Graduate School

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Author and corporate sustainability expert Bob Willard will speak about ways to recognize truly sustainable enterprises on Tuesday, April 30, as part of the Master Class series offered by Presidio Graduate School. The presentation is open to the public and will showcase Willard's thoughts on developing sustainability indicators and the 21-Criteria Gold Standard for sustainable enterprises.

Inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame in 2011, Willard is noted for his work quantifying and promoting the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. He has written four books on the subject, most recently The New Sustainability Advantage (2012), and is involved in efforts by the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings to create a unified standard for sustainable enterprises. Willard also serves on the advisory boards of The Natural Step Canada and Forum for the Future US, both nonprofit organizations focused on sustainability innovation. He previously spent 34 years in business leadership positions with IBM Canada.

"Bob Willard brings tremendous experience and perspective to the topic of sustainable enterprises. Participants in our Master Class are certain to gain valuable insights from his presentation that they can apply in their own organizations and business careers," says Presidio Graduate School Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Taylor.

Offered through the school's Center for Professional Development, PresidioPRO, the Master Class series provides opportunities for professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to learn best practices, interact with sustainability thought leaders and generate new ideas to address business challenges. Each class features readings and exercises incorporating the tools and methods presented by the lecturer.

What: Master Class on Recognizing Sustainable Enterprises
Where: San Francisco HUB, 925 Market Street, San Francisco
When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., April 30, 2013
Cost: General Public: $100
HUB Member: $75
Presidio Alumni: $50
Presidio Students: $35
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About Presidio Graduate School
Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, dual degree and professional development programs in sustainable management, Presidio activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.

Media Contact: Rachel Fus Presidio Graduate School, 415-655-8972,

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