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January Review: Global Scale CSR & Business

The January membership meeting at Aquinas College featured a presentation on a corporate social responsibility on a global scale and business ethics.

Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

Featured speaker Oliver Williams, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business in the Mendoza College of Business, discussed the role corporate social responsibility and principles for responsible management education have in his work with the UN Global Compact.

Representatives from Steelcase discussed Steelcase’s sustainability initiatives, including its environmental performance and waste reduction program.  Steelcase was awarded the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum Champion Award earlier this year as a local organization with a legacy of sustainable business leadership that has helped define our region as a center of sustainability expertise and accomplishment. Since 2010, it has successfully reduced emissions by 75%, water use by 9% and waste output by 44%.

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This month’s membership meeting was presented by Creative Dining Services and Steelcase.