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Fundamentals of Environmental Sustainability

Start:
September 28, 2015 9:00 am
End:
September 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Cost:
795
Organizer:
Laurie Silvey
Phone:
217-522-5512
Email:
lsilvey@ilchamber.org
Venue:
Illinois Science & Technology Park
Address:
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8045 Lamon Ave., Skokie, IL, United States, 60077

Taught by George P. Nassos, PhD Register

Training Fees: $795

Overview:
This 8-Hour workshop is designed to give you the understanding of the current state of the environment and why it is critical that everyone understands the techniques necessary for implementation in order to provide a sustainable environment for future generations. It will show you how environmental sustainability can lead to an improved competitive advantage and at the same time improve the organization’s financial performance.

Topics to be covered include:

Current State of the Environment
Four Major Environmental Issues
What is environmental and social sustainability
Practical sustainability strategies, such as:

  • CERES and other principles
  • Base of the Pyramid
  • Systems Thinking
  • Servicizing
  • Biomimicry
  • Eco-Effective vs. Eco-Efficient
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Sustainable Fisheries

Strategies leading to improves financial performance
Imbedding sustainability into an organization

Workshop includes a copy of Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage. Authored by George P. Nassos (the presenter) and Nikola Avlonas and published by Wiley and Son. This book provides more than ten sustainable strategies and tools that can be implemented by organizations to improve their competitive business advantage, while also providing a positive impact to the community in the workplace. Case studies based on the authors’ vast experience with many leading companies illustrate each sustainability strategy.

A must book for all executives and managers of corporations, public agencies, and NGOs who are committed to environmental sustainability and want to operate more efficiently and profitably.

About the Trainer:

George P. Nassos is principal of George P. Nassos & Associates, a consulting company focusing on environmental sustainability and renewable energy. He is also president of Sustainable Energy Systems, marketing on a new onsite waste-to-energy technology. For 14 yers, he was Industry Associate Professor and the Directors for the M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability Program at Illinois Institute of Technology’s graduate business school until he retired in 2011.

He had been teaching the sustainability capstone course since 1997 and, as a result, he has over 300 graduates/disciples preaching environmental and social sustainability worldwide. Research for the capstone course resulted in writing the text book Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage published by Wiley and Son. He has been given the unofficial title in the Chicago area as “Mr. Sustainability” bestowed on him by the last Chicago Commissioner of the Department of Environment.

Prior to academia, he worked 15 years for Chemical Waste Management, developing unique treatment and disposal technologies including fuel pellets form non-recyclable waste, and 16 years for International Minerals & Chemical Corp. in various managerial positions, the last four years as Managing Director for the company’s German and Dutch subsidiaries. He earned a B.S. (U of Illinois), M.S. and Ph.D (Northwestern U.) all in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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