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Leading organisations and business innovation towards sustainability

11 July - 12 July 2013: Pao Alto, Barcelona

Eco-union, a non-profit association that delivers training to implement sustainability within organisations, is to hold a two-day executive training course as part of its Global Eco Forum project. The course, ‘Inspiring, Learning, Implementing Sustainability’, will explore sustainability issues from a number of business-related perspectives, including systems thinking, stakeholder engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, business strategy, and governance and accountability. Read more…

Delivered in collaboration with the Barcelona-based consultancy, ecodigma, the course is aimed at company directors, managers, decision-makers and change agents from different sectors and functional areas within an organisation. It will examine an ‘inter-connected crisis’ in which unsustainable strain is being placed on living systems and business principles are based on high carbon products and low added-value services. The assumption is that smart organisations will understand the need for change and will develop new business models based on eco-innovation and resource efficiency to develop a competitive advantage.

The course consists of four interdependent modules – ‘Connection’, ‘Vision’, ‘Action’ and ‘Solution’ – that will guide participants through the current state of the planet to the opportunities for businesses to develop sustainability strategies. The programme will be delivered by mutli-disciplinary international experts, including Dorothea Ernst, the former Senior Director of Sustainability for Philips Research, and Rudi Daelmans, the Director of Sustainability for the carpet manufacturer, Desso.

For more information and to register, please see the event invitation

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