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Stough to address Olivet College business students Oct. 24
Oct 08, 2012

Bill Stough, CEO of Sustainable Research Group (SRG) in Grand Rapids, will present as part of the Olivet College Business Administration and Economics Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Stough will introduce the concept of sustainable development and address why the business community should start working toward a more sustainable future. He has more than 25 years of experience in environmentally sustainable business initiatives, industrial ecology, pollution prevention and ISO 14001 environmental management systems.

Stough is founder and organizer of several regional business networks, including the West and Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forums. He was also the project manager for the development of the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Sustainable Product Standard. Stough has completed more than 40 Green Supplier Network Lean and Clean Assessments that resulted in $800,000 of annual savings per company. He is very active in the green manufacturing movement and chairs the Green Manufacturing Network.

The company SRG provides sustainability research, product design, and marketing and management services for organizations that want to integrate sustainable business principles into their operations. SRG helps its customers reduce their ecological footprint through their unique perspective based on the principles of sustainability.

The Distinguished Speakers Series was implemented as part of a continued commitment to student learning and the campus community. The series is intended to provide a forum for sharing topics of importance in today’s dynamic business environment.

For more information on the lecture, contact the Business Administration and Economics Department at (269) 749-7150.


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