Community invited to virtual discussion on sustainable business practices

An online community event hosted by Brock University next week aims to start a conversation with Niagara organizations on sustainable business practices.

Business Matters: Operating in a Changing Climate takes place Tuesday, March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The discussion will feature panelists from different industries and aims to share proactive and practical steps businesses can take.

This is the seventh in a series of panel talks organized by Brock’s Goodman School of Business. The event will be moderated by Todd Green, Associate Professor of Marketing at Goodman.

Green, who studies corporate social responsibility, says every industry will be impacted by climate change, so it’s important to look at what businesses can do locally to mitigate it.

“With big issues like this, sometimes people feel that there’s nothing you can do that will make a difference,” Green says. “Yet there are expectations from consumers that companies need to address climate change and make commitments to doing better.

“This will be a proactive discussion on how we can positively mitigate the impacts of climate change in Niagara, what steps businesses can take and how they can measure and manage their progress.”

Panelists include:

  • Jessica Blythe, Assistant Professor, Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
  • Gabriel Demarco (BSc ’13), Winemaker and Viticulturalist at Cave Spring Vineyard
  • Natalie Lowe, President of Celebrate Niagara and the Sustainable Events Forum
  • Mikayla Richards (BBA ’19), Sustainability Analyst at EcoVadis

Following the panel discussion, the audience will have a chance to ask questions. To receive a link to the free community event, register online.

Previous Business Matters discussions have focused on inclusive decision-making, craft businesses, women in business, innovation and music. Business Matters is supported by the Willmot Foundation and is part of the D.G. Willmot leader series.

What: Business Matters: Operating in a Changing Climate — a conversation on sustainable business practices.
Who: Panelists Jessica Blythe, Gabriel Demarco, Natalie Lowe and Mikayla Richards.
When: Tuesday, March 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Online via video streaming. Register to receive the link.

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