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Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability Conference at Xavier

09/30/10

Xavier University’s Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the 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. Researchers and practitioners will present and event sessions will promote the ideas of R2P, Research to Practice. Cost for the conference is $250 per person. Register online at http://www.xavier.edu/williams/centers/entrepreneurial-center/ESS-Home.cfm


When working to achieve organizational sustainability, companies face the challenge of how to measure each triple bottom line component: people, planet, and profit. The SEC and accounting regulations provide guidance for measuring accounting profit, but less help is offered to define and report metrics for human and natural capital. 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 the Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier University, Ali Malekzadeh, dean of Xavier’s Williams College of Business, and Robert Kohlhepp, Chairman of Cintas Corporation and Chairman of Xavier’s Board of Trustees.
 
Breakout sessions will discuss:
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).
 
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.