First of its Kind Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability Conference at Xavier

October 1, 2010

Xavier University’s Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Robert W. Campbell Institute are sponsoring the “Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability: Health, Safety and the Environment” 2010 Conference at Xavier’s Cintas Center on October 28 and 29.

This conference will bring to together researchers and practitioners to discuss the relationship between sustainability and the modern business challenge of measuring a triple bottom line—people, planet and profit.

“The First Annual Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability - Health, Safety, and the Environment Conference provides a unique venue for exploring ways to put research into practice (R2P) when designing and implementing EHS programs. Across-industry leaders will teach you and your organization how to develop and maintain a culture of safety excellence which positively correlates with greater productivity and a value-enhanced triple bottom line.” says Dr. Ginny W. Frings, Coordinator for the Sedler Center.

“Organizations face environmental, health and safety challenges on a daily basis… Business leaders must optimize the intrinsic value of EHS to the triple bottom line. This conference offers a unique platform for researchers and practitioners to jointly explore evidence-based practices in achieving this goal,” says Mei-Li Lin, senior director, National Safety Council.

Cost for the conference is $250 per person. Continuing education credits are available*. For more information and to register online visit
The ESS Conference will help attendees to gain:
• awareness of the importance of organizational sustainability and value added by product safety
• knowledge of current research and trends
• access to tested models and metrics
• understanding of how to move research into practice
• effective reporting to stakeholders and consumers
• connection between health-care decision making and effectiveness/efficiency
• network with peers and industry leaders

Opening Keynote speaker John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM is the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is also coordinator of the department's World Trade Center Health Programs.

Other speakers include:
• Cathy Hansell, MS, JD in Environmental Law and Owner of Breakthrough Results
• Bill Williams, VP, Health, Safety and Environment, Maersk
• Robert Kohlhepp, Chairman of Cintas Corporation and Chairman of Xavier’s Board of Trustees

Breakout sessions topics include:
Risk Management: How companies manage the identification, assessment, and prioritization of health, safety, and environmental risks; coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of adverse events.

Operations: How participant companies integrate the management of health, safety, and environmental initiatives into daily business operations during production of goods and services.

Economics and Finance: Applying economic analyses to determine costs versus benefits of health, safety, and environmental initiatives; key economic models and metrics will be reviewed.

Leadership, Marketing, & Communications: Effective approaches for ensuring that health, safety, and environmental stewardship are communicated as company values to all internal levels of the organization and to external partners and customers.

*This conference qualifies for Continuance of Certification (COC) credit for certified safety professionals (CSPs) who attend. This conference qualifies for Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for Occupational Health and Safety Technologists (OHSTs) and Construction Health and Safety Technicians (CHSTs).

This conference is being supported by Xavier University, Xavier’s Sedler Family Center for Entrepreneurship, the Robert W. Campbell Institute, Cintas Corporation, Catholic Health Partners, and Procter & Gamble.

Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Sedler Family Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation develops entrepreneurial leaders who seek opportunities, act resourcefully, think creatively, and lead ethically to make a difference in their organizations and in the world.