with Tensie Whelan
at The National Arts Club
Friday, March 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Apply or nominate a colleague here.
Deadline: February 3.

Learn how sustainability is driving changes in corporate and investor behaviors. In this class, we will examine the trends in sustainability, examples of corporate sustainability, how the private sector is tackling environmental and social challenges, and how an organization can authentically pursue sustainability. To gain insights on how a company might manage critical environmental and social issues, we will discuss a case study on Nike and the ways it set itself up to be sustainable, saved on costs, and created new business opportunities.

In-person master classes last a full school day. Teachers spend three hours working with the faculty member. During the remainder of the day, participants will have the rare opportunity to exchange ideas and strategies with other brilliant educators who share their passion for the day’s topic. Both parts of the day are highly prized.

Tensie Whelan is clinical professor of business and society and the director of the Center for Sustainable Business at NYU Stern School of Business. She brings twenty-five years of experience working on local, national, and international environmental and sustainability issues to engage businesses in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability. As President of the Rainforest Alliance, she transformed the Rainforest Alliance frog into an internationally recognized and credible brand. Her previous work included serving as the executive director of the New York League of Conservation Voters; vice president of the National Audubon Society; managing editor of Ambio, a journal of the Swedish Academy of Sciences; and a journalist in Latin America. Prof. Whelan has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and was a Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern School of Business. In 2020, she was awarded the Stern Faculty Excellence Award.

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