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Learned to Green their Company . . . and their Bottom Line

Held March 24, 2011, the Profit Plus Planet? Sustainability Conference
was the premier Southern California event for business leaders learning to harness the power of sustainability as a driver of innovation and profit.
Be the one to take your company’s sustainability strategy to the next level. Join us for comprehensive educational sessions including employee engagement, supply chain management, and strategic partnerships. Discover cutting edge techniques to integrate green strategies into your business model while improving your bottom line.

Whether your company is an industry leader in sustainable practices, or you're still developing them, you can’t afford to miss Profit Plus Planet? presented by The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.

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A Message from Dean Andrew J. Policano

The success of corporate sustainability initiatives may become the most significant factor in the future definition of a leader. As the most predominant topic of our time, environmental sustainability and the leaders who “get it” will secure their spot in history for generations to come. In just a few short years, it is astounding the progress corporations have made toward designing and implementing environmentally sustainable business practices. To move from questioning the validity of global warming concepts to initiating worldwide programs to reducing the carbon footprint of multinational corporations is true progress.

At UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of business, we are integrating sustainable concepts into the core of our curriculum. We are continuing our commitment with a future focus emphasizing carbon neutral operations and high efficiency manufacturing. Our students embrace innovation in sustainable practices as a fundamental part of successful business, with an understanding that improving the standard of living for everyone – by making the world more productive and sustainable – is a goal worth achieving.

We invite you to join us at this year’s global business conference where you’ll hear from many of the most significant leaders in the sustainability movement. Beyond basic recycling practices, they are innovating safe and sustainable manufacturing technologies that increase productivity, allow companies to meet business objectives and improve their ability to compete.
You, too, can be one of these leaders: learning best practices, networking with others also interested in making an impact at their organizations, and taking advantage of an educational opportunity that only UC Irvine can offer.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Build Your Network

Profit Plus Planet? is the top Southern California event for business leaders who are setting the precedent when it comes to sustainability. Attendees will include representatives from Fortune 500 companies, Orange County’s business elite, clean technology investors, and environmental consultants. Make these thought leaders and decision-makers a part of your network.

Learn from the Fortune 500

In one exclusive session, hear directly from a panel of Fortune 500 senior executives from Marriott, Mattel and Toshiba on how they have incorporated sustainability strategy into their operations. Take away exciting trends and critical knowledge to you can use to prepare your company for a world where 'profit' and 'planet' are truly interconnected.

Presented by The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine

Ranking among the nation’s top 10 greenest schools in a study conducted by the Sierra Club, UC Irvine researchers, students, and administrators are already at the forefront of sustainability education. The Profit Plus Planet? conference serves as a collaborative platform from which members of UC Irvine’s renowned academic and business communities can further develop innovative strategies to cope with the challenges facing businesses and our planet today. Read selected articles from Merage Magazine on sustainability projects, including a Business Executives Roundtable Discussion on sustainintability as a driver of innovation.