The Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability Conference opens Thursday, Oct. 28, at Cintas

Keynote speaker John Howard is the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health | October 27, 2010

A conference on the Economics of Stewardship and Sustainability: Health, Safety and the Environment 2010 takes place at Xavier’s Cintas Center on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29. The conference features keynote speaker Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sponsored by the Xavier University’s Sedler Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Campbell Institute, the conference explores the challenges companies face in attempting to achieve organizational sustainability and how to measure each triple bottom line component: people, planet and profit.

Because federal and accounting regulations provide guidance for measuring accounting profit but less help in defining and reporting metrics for human and natural capital, the conference intends to help attendees gain awareness of the importance of organizational sustainability and product safety, knowledge of current research and trends, and access to tested models and metrics. Attendees also can learn about moving research into practice, effective reporting to stakeholders and consumers, connection between health-care decision making and effectiveness and efficiency, and networking with peers and industry leaders.

Breakout session topics include risk management; operations; economics and finance; and leadership, marketing and communications.

In addition to Howard, 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 of Xavier’s Board of Trustees.

Cost for the conference is $250 per person. To learn more or to register online, visit the conference web site.

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