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WEBINAR RECORDING: Small Business | Big Impacts

Of interest to all sustainability professionals. How small and mid-sized companies can benefit financially from taking action as stewards of the world’s resources with presenters, Graham Russell and Martha Young.

Recorded live on October Webinar Tuesday 10/22/13 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time-USA


Most large corporations have recognized that they can drive innovation, competitive advantage and improved financial performance by adopting sustainable business practices. Small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) typically have not yet embraced sustainability as a key element of their business strategy. This represents a major lost opportunity, both for the SME business community and for the entire economy.

The webinar will describe a groundbreaking research project that is examining the successes of SMEs that have embraced sustainability, the barriers many SMEs have encountered in implementing sustainability-based initiatives and how they were overcome.  More importantly the webinar will address the research results that illustrate what can be done to encourage and support small and mid-sized companies in their efforts to build a truly sustainable business model.

Graham Russell and Martha Young, the researchers and presenters will share some of the initial findings of the research, which show that leading-edge SMEs with determined leaders are finding ways to overcome barriers, and that there are multiple education and information resources available to help them do so. They will demonstrate that one size does not fit all SMEs: the opportunities to benefit from sustainable business practices vary significantly by industry vertical.

If you are a business leader, you will learn where to get help in determining the right starting point for your sustainability journey and the tools you need to plan, implement and measure the outcome of your sustainability efforts.

If you belong to an organization that works with SME business leaders (e.g. trade/industry association, economic development  or other local government agency, chamber of commerce, SBDC, accounting firm etc.), you should emerge from the webinar with a recognition that it is important to make sustainable business a key element of the education and support services you provide to your members/constituents.

Graham Russell brings 25 years of CEO experience in  the environmental services industry to his current role as a sustainability professional. He currently teaches sustainable business in the University of Colorado, Denver MBA program and chair’s the School’s Managing for Sustainability Advisory Council. He provides sustainability and cleantech consulting services to SMEs through TrupointAdvisors and is on the board of the   International Society of Sustainability Professionals.

Martha Young has been an industry analyst and writer for 20 years. Her expertise is in small and mid-sized businesses, information technology and energy. Young co-authored four books on virtual business processes (cloud computing), and project management for IT. She is on the board of two small Texas-based businesses, and acts in a technical advisory and business strategy capacity for an east coast venture capitalist.


October 22, 2013 11:00 AM   through   12:00 PM PT
ISSP Webinar Platform and the Learning Center
United States
Webinar Recording $ 25.00
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