Educators Partner with Sustainability Executives to Explore Megatrend
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of southern California businesspeople, leading edge corporate sustainability executives, clean tech investors and researchers will gather March 24th to discuss Profit Plus Planet? – can you green your company and your bottom line? The day-long global sustainability business conference, presented by UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, takes place at the Irvine Marriott where both the business and academic community will explore the future of green innovation and learn best-practices techniques to harness the power of sustainability as a driver of innovation and competitive advantage.
Participants will hear from Sarah Backhouse, media maven from Planet Green; Ed Fuller, president of Marriott International Lodging; John Picard, the man who greened the White House; Pierre-Andre Senizergues, CEO of Sole Technologies and surf and skate guru for etnies action sports footwear and apparel; Steve Westly, ex-eBay executive and former California state controller; and Scott Wicker, vice president of sustainability and vice president of corporate plant engineering for UPS Worldwide.
Also featured will be a powerful assortment of educational panels led by industry leaders, environmental researchers, and investors at the forefront of sustainability innovation including representatives from UC Irvine, UPS, Oracle, Rockwell Automation, American Honda Motor Company and Yahoo!. Among the sessions scheduled are:
- The Business Case for Sustainability
- Global Perspectives and Best Practices
- PR, Marketing & Messaging – Communicating Your Commitment
- The Future of Clean Tech; Good for Investors?
- Cultivating a Culture
- Supply Chain Management
- Strategic Partnerships
- Green Innovation
For more information about the Profit Plus Planet? sustainability business conference visit www.planetplusprofit.com. Seating is limited.
About The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine
The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus Ph.D. and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. It graduates leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through analytical decision-making, innovation and collaborative execution. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help companies compete in today's global economy. For more information visit the website at www.merage.uci.edu.
SOURCE The Paul Merage School of Business