Original publish date – Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:35:34 +0000, Keith

Press Release
EconoBEE to hold a Sustainable Development Conference in October/November 2009.

Introducing the first EconoBEE Practical Sustainability, Reporting and Business Conference, presented in conjunction with Kulima Solutions, which will highlight the opportunities for your business to embrace the goals of sustainability. This introductory course will include an overview of the key concepts of sustainability.

Sustainable Development and reporting on sustainable development is becoming more and more important to businesses.

The aim of any business is to generate sustainable profits. The goal of sustainability is to achieve this while also minimising adverse impacts on society and the environment. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives form part of a larger strategy of sustainability.

The key outcome of the course will be a roadmap for developing strategies and implementation plans for sustainability within your business.

This conference will help you identify opportunities for your business by making Business Sense out of Sustainable Development.

Key areas such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), AA1000 and the JSE Socially Responsible Investment Index (SRI) will be covered in a practical manner.

The key speakers and presenters are Katharine Vincent (PhD) and Tracy Cull BA SocSci (Hons) who have extensive experience in sustainable development and corporate social investment, both in a practical environment and academically. Keith Levenstein, CEO of EconoBEE, who is currently responsible for designing a system to measure the effectiveness of sustainable development activities in businesses.

The two day conference will be presented at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, at Makaranga Garden Lodge in Durban and Belmont Conference Centre in Cape Town.