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EIC offers discussion on practical strategies for achieving sustainable business success

Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. — RUTLAND — Vermont businesses embrace sustainability, right? Actually, research shows that most small and medium enterprises have not yet embraced sustainability, despite proven benefits. What are the barriers keeping businesses from sustainable success? Come to the Energy Innovation Center, Tuesday, May 3, as Green Mountain College’s professor Karen Fleming Heidelmeier leads an interactive session, sharing her research on practical and proven strategies for sustainable business success—at any size.

The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be available.

Heidelmeier is a professor of sustainable business and director of the masters in sustainable business program at Green Mountain College. She is an authority on the topic of managing for the triple bottom lines of profit, people and planet. Heidelmeier brings a unique blend of practitioner experience and academic expertise. She helped build several leading socially and environmentally responsible businesses (i.e., Stonyfield Farm, Seventh Generation) as well as educating students and future leaders in sustainable value creation. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School, Heidelmeier is also the president of the HBS Green Business Alumni Association.

GMP College Connections is a monthly lecture series created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development. Talks are authored and presented by faculty from each of the institutions. The presentations explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks are held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row, Rutland, the first Tuesday of the month (Oct.-May).

In addition to Green Mountain College, the other participating schools are College of St. Joseph, Castleton University, and Community College of Vermont (CCV).

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