Workshop Instructor: Bob Willard

Bob Willard is a leading expert on the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. He has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences on the bottom-line benefits of sustainability strategies. He has authored three books, The Sustainability Advantage, The Next Sustainability Wave, and The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook, plus created a DVD of his presentation, The Business Case for Sustainability. He worked 34 years with IBM Canada, is on the faculty of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy, and serves on the advisory board of the Natural Step Canada. He has a PhD in sustainability from the University of Toronto. 

His has authored three books: The Sustainability Advantage (2002), The Next Sustainability Wave (2005), and The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook (2009). In addition, his two DVDs, two spreadsheets, numerous webinars, and extensive Master Slide Set provide capacity-building resources for champions of sustainability. They provide quantified business justification for embracing sustainability strategies and proven guidance on how to transform organizations to sustainable enterprises.

Bob is on the faculties of York University's Sustainable Enterprise Academy and the Education and Sustainability Academy; is on the advisory boards of The Natural Step Canada, Durham Sustain Ability, and Learning for a Sustainable Future; and is a member of the Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario, the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change (DRRCC), and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).

He has a BSc from McGill University (1964), and an MEd (2000) and PhD (2005) from the University of Toronto. A resident of Ontario, he is the proud owner of two hybrid cars: a Honda Accord Hybrid and a Honda Civic Hybrid.

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