Webcast: The Secrets of Sustainable Leadership in Business
As sustainability becomes increasingly woven into the fabric of business, so has the need for executives who can show the way. It’s no longer just about efficiency or packaging or waste — but about systems: supply chains, logistics, human resources, operations, and their impacts on employees, communities and customers. It embraces an understanding of social issues as well as environmental ones.
The world of corporate sustainability professionals is changing, too. Today’s leaders need diverse business skills, the ability to navigate complex systems and relationships and a lens on society’s ever-shifting expectations. They also need to effectively manage a new generation of employees for whom sustainability is second nature.
Where do such leaders come from? What does it take to be one? How do you navigate your career to meet these emerging opportunities?
Join a panel of experts to hear about the latest thinking on sustainability leadership and career development. In this hour-long webcast, you’ll learn:
- how sustainability leadership is being defined inside companies
- the skills and expertise companies are looking for
- where the field of corporate sustainability is headed
Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations, Dell
Bruno Sarda is the Director of Global Sustainability Operations at Dell and responsible for the operational strategy of Dell’s global sustainability efforts. This includes governance, information strategy, measurement and reporting, as well as supporting advocacy, policy and objective setting across internal and external stakeholder engagement. Prior to making a shift to sustainability in 2010, Sarda held a number of E-Business leadership positions over 15+ years at Dell and Charles Schwab. Sarda is also adjunct faculty for the Arizona State University School of Sustainability and a consultant for the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program within the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU.
George Basile, Ph.D, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State Uninversity Global Institute of Sustainability
Dr. Basile is an internationally recognized creative thinker and practitioner in the field of sustainability. Basile started out on a traditional academic career path, with a B.S. in Physics from University of California-Irvine followed by a Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of California-Berkeley and postdoctoral at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He has held teaching positions at Berkeley and Stanford, and helped develop Green MBA programs in the United States and Sweden. He currently is a part of the teaching faculty at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University and serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations and new ventures, and advises Fortune 500 clients on sustainable business practices and integrated operational and marketing strategies. He served as the R&D head of The Natural Step, an accelerator of global sustainability, and co-founded Thrive Unlimited.
Cindy Drucker, Executive Vice President, Global Sustainability and Social Impact, Weber Shandwick
Cindy brings more than 20 years of experience consulting clients on navigating the complexities of the sustainability arena as well as serving as the in-house sustainability lead for a variety of private and public companies, nonprofits and government organizations. She is currently executive vice president of Weber Shandwick’s global social impact and sustainability practice where she provides strategic counsel, business strategies, public affairs, communications and engagement strategies for a host of corporate and nonprofit clients.
Joel Makower, Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group (Moderator)
Joel is Executive Editor of GreenBiz.com and author of "Strategies for the Green Economy," among other books. For more than 20 years, he has been a well-respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line. The Associated Press has called Joel "the guru of green business practices".