Rohrer College of Business to host conference on sustainable business practicesFebruary 23, 2009
The Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, a signer of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), will host its inaugural conference on Sustainable Business Practices on Friday April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Enyon Ballroom in the Chamberlain Student Center, Rt. 322, Glassboro.
Open to academic and corporate participants, the conference will focus on issues and challenges pertaining to economic, environmental and social sustainability. The program is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas, share best practices and create collaborations.
Panelists are expected from major regional businesses, including DuPont, GE, Mannington Mills and AAMCO. The day also will include presentations by area faculty and students on research related to sustainability. More than 200 attendees are expected from college and universities from the Delaware Valley and beyond as well as from area businesses.
Conference chair Dr. Dilip Mirchandani, chair of Rowan's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, said that sustainability is a critical issue for businesses as well as the general public. "It's the whole future. We can't continue the way we are we are on a trajectory that will devastate the planet, and we need to find a way to build sustainable economies and sustainable societies in the near future," he said. "We're trying to find what companies are doing, what challenges they face with respect to the three elements of sustainability - economic, environmental and social."
Sustainable Business Practices is free for presenters and students. The fee is $25 for professors and others from academic institutions and $35 for corporate participants. Registration will be accepted until the day of the conference. For more information or to register, visit www.rowan.edu/colleges/business, call (856) 256-4048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.