UWM to present sustainability summit for businesses

Business leaders will have an opportunity to hear evidence supporting the business case for sustainability at the upcoming "Executive Summit on Sustainable Business: Tackling a Tough Economy with Sustainability Strategies" to be presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.

The event will take place Tuesday, March 3, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the school’s seventh-floor conference center at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The program will be designed for leaders in roles such as CEO, president, COO, CFO or vice president and will explore how strategies to improve organizational sustainability can result in competitive advantage and higher profits.

Industry experts and representatives from Wisconsin companies, including David Kohler, executive vice president of the Kohler Co., will present case studies on how their organizations benefit from sustainability strategies that deliver cost reductions, sales growth, energy savings and positive returns on investment.

The keynote speaker will be Bob Willard, former IBM senior manager, sustainability expert and author.

A complementary program, "Green Tier Advantage 2009: Sustainability for Wisconsin Businesses," will follow the summit.

Additional information about both events is available at

The March 12 meeting of WIN-Milwaukee will focus on “GE Healthcare and UW-Madison Collaboration” and will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Suites Hotel and Convention Center, 1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. The event will include a panel of officials from both GE Healthcare and UW. To register, visit

The UW-Madison Center for Quick Response Manufacturing will present “How to Implement Quick Response in Office Operations” on Wednesday, March 31 at the Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Dr., Madison. Cost is $165 or $125 for members of the center. For information, visit


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