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Sustainability and Innovation: The Natural Step to Prosperity

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March 29, 2013
IU South Bend
Student Activities Center
Rm 225

A workshop presented by:

IU South Bend's
Center for a Sustainable Future

and The Natural Step
®

DOWNLOAD *sample* WORKSHOP AGENDA HERE

Learn how to use sustainability and innovation to strengthen your business or organization and make Michiana more prosperous as part of the newly emerging green economy.

Student Scholarships Available HERE

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The Natural Step (TNS) is one of the world’s leading sustainability frameworks. Since 1989, TNS has helped hundreds of businesses and communities around the world harness the power of sustainability and innovation. Clients include IKEA, Nike, Starbucks and the city of Portland, Oregon. TNS offers a systematic approach through which business, government, and not-for-profits develop their own sustainability action plans.

The workshop will provide the basic principles of sustainability and explain how to integrate them into your business or organization to gain cost savings, customer and employee loyalty, and competitive advantage. In addition, all participants will become part of a growing regional network dedicated to learning and helping each other along the path to sustainability and prosperity. Typically such workshops cost $175 or more per person but thanks to the generous support of community sponsors the cost to you is $35.00 (includes lunch).

 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

8:00am

Registration

8:30am 

Welcome and Introductions

9:00am

Session I: The Natural Step Framework: 
Conditions of Sustainability

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Session II: Hands-On Exercise: How to
Integrate Sustainability into Your
Business or Organization

12:00pm

Luncheon

1:30pm 

Session III: Sustainability - It All Makes Cents

2:30pm 

Session IV: Michiana Sustainability Network

3:15pm 

 Workshop Ends

   

Thanks to our community underwriters for supporting these events.
St Joseph Chamber of Commerce WVPE Elkhart Chamber
Innovate Indiana sbdc
South Bend, IN

For assistance or more information:

Center for a Sustainable Future
Indiana University South Bend
(574) 520-4429
csfuture@iusb.edu