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Twitter Chat: Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

October 15, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

| Free


October 15, 2013
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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asu-global-institute-of-sustainabilityIt’s that time again! Join TriplePundit readers worldwide as we team up with CSRwire once again for an hour-long Twitter chat with the The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program within the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. The chat will be co-hosted by professors George Basile, Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Global Institute of Sustainability and Professor of Practice at ASU’s School of Sustainability, and Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations at Dell and professor and consultant for ASU.

Sustainability enables a more complete understanding of the world around us. What kind of leadership is needed not only for individuals to succeed, but organizations, communities and societies to thrive well into the future? Traditional MBA programs have taught future leaders to externalize problems, how to account for some things and not for others, and how to maximize profit and push risk off on society. Now, in order to address sustainability and the need to make businesses and organizations thrive into the future, we need a new kind of Executive or Master’s model.

TriplePundit founder Nick Aster and CSRWire’s Social Media Lead Gabe Chesman will facilitate the chat, providing an opportunity for journalists, bloggers, academics and other interested parties to have a high level conversation on what sustainable leadership really means, and how we teach it. Leaders from the Global Institute of Sustainability will share their perspectives and seek feedback from the sustainability community.

Specifically we’ll be discussing:

  • How traditional leadership models lack the tools tomorrow’s leaders need to succeed
  • What we mean when we talk about a sustainable organization
  • Is it possible to be a sustainable leader inside a traditional organization?
  • Principles of sustainable leadership
  • Does size matter? How does sustainable leadership differ at small and large organizations?
  • How sustainable leadership practices can help intrapreneurs move organizations to operate more sustainably
  • And whatever else you want to discuss!


Date: Tuesday October 15th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm EST / 12:30-1:30 PST

To register, send the following tweet:

Join me for the #sustleadership chat with @bruno68 @WSSIatASU @triplepundit @csrwire on Oct 15th!  http://ow.ly/poKar 

Accounts to follow: @bruno68 @WSSIatASU @triplepundit @csrwire @nickaster @gchesman @fromgbasile

Tweet: Looking fwd to a convo w/ @WSSIatASU’s @Bruno68, @fromgbasile, @CSRwire + @triplepundit on #SustLeadership, Oct 15 http://ow.ly/poKar 

About the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are the result of a $27.5 million investment in Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability by the Walton Family Foundation. Within the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, diverse teams of faculty, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators collaborate to deliver sustainability solutions, accelerate global impact, and inspire future leaders through eight distinct initiatives. For more information, visit http://sustainabilitysolutions.asu.edu/ 

About The Global Institute of Sustainability

The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs focused on finding practical solutions to environmental, economic, and social challenges.

The Global Institute of Sustainability provides leadership and coordination for university sustainability initiatives. The first-ever School of Sustainability trains the next generation of sustainability practitioners, entrepreneurs, and leaders. An emphasis on sustainability across the curriculum directs coursework, research, and outreach toward solving today’s most important problems. A university-wide commitment to sustainable operations encompasses all units at all four campuses.