Monday, December 10, 2018
4:00 PM Eastern/1:00 PM Pacific
This webinar is informed by Prof. Sroufe’s latest book, Integrated Management: How Sustainability Creates Value for Any Business, just released by Emerald Publishing Ltd. in October 2018. Integration has been a key theme across the general management, organizational behaviour, supply chain management, strategy, information systems and the environmental management literature for decades. Integrated Management is the key driver of innovation and profitability in progressive companies. It reduces risks while pursuing new opportunities, and the checks and balances for prudent management are baked in the strategy for modern go-to-market synergy and growth. Prof. Sroufe will provide an evidence based approach to integrating sustainability into courses and curriculum and he will discuss the use of the book and live projects in the top ranked Duquesne MBA curriculum.
What can be done, then, by individuals, functions, organizations, value chains, and even whole cities to integrate and align sustainability? To answer this and other questions, the information in this book finds enterprises already on the path toward integrated management and strategic sustainable development. It considers the opportunity we have to enable an enterprise value proposition that includes environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Integrated management applies a proven strategic planning approach to uncover the tools and actions available for change management and performance measured with an Integrated Bottom Line (IBL). Using evidence based examples from best-in-practice enterprises, proven management tenets, models and tools alongside emerging technologies, we can develop integrated solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Robert Sroufe is the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, and Professor of Sustainability & Supply Chain Management at Duquesne University’s Palumbo Donahue School of Business. He is involved in developing and delivering action learning pedagogy within the #1 ranked MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, producing future change agents. Winner of numerous teaching and research awards, he has published practitioner, environmental, and business journal articles and multiple books on sustainability topics. As a public speaker and consultant, Dr. Sroufe utilizes integrated management practices to help decision makers solve problems, improve productivity, increase revenue and enhance competitiveness with a range of enterprises. He has been awarded the Academy of Management Organizations & Natural Environment (ONE) Division inaugural Teaching Award, the Decision Sciences Institute’s Innovative Teaching Award, and the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Worth Teaching Award.
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