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Sustainable Strategies, Sustainable Business to be Discussed at Beard Symposium

Dr. Peter Senge, known for his organizational systems thinking and called one of the top 20 most influential business thinkers by the Wall Street Journal, will address the fifth annual Beard Institute symposium, Sustainable Business: Responsibilities & Results.

The Beard Institute, the outreach center of Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, hosts the symposium to focus on the critical importance of sustainable business practices.

Senge, author of The Necessary Revolution (2008) and the widely acclaimed book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (1990, revised edition published 2006), serves as a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Besides his morning keynote, the symposium also will feature:

  • Ted Senko, CPA, global chief executive, climate change and sustainability services, KPMG
  • Chris Park, principal of sustainability, energy and environment practice, Deloitte
  • Zoe Tcholak-Antitch, director, North America, Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Jean Sweeney, vice president of environmental, health and safety operations, 3M.

During the luncheon, 3M will be recognized as the winner of the Beard Institute’s 2011 Green to Gold award. The award recognizes an American company that demonstrates commercial success in sustainable business practices.


When: Thursday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh

Information: www.duq.edu/beard-symposium

The Beard Institute

The Beard Institute, as a part of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, advances the profession of management through the integration of three established disciplines: business ethics, sustainability and responsible financial management. The Beard Institute collaborates with corporate, nonprofit and academic partners to create innovative research and practical strategies that add measurable value to the business community.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.