Event

2018 Sustainable Enterprise Conference - Sonoma County

June 22, 2018 8:00 AM

The School of Business and Economics is pleased to be the Leadership Sponsor of the 2018 Sustainable Enterprise Conference - Sonoma County. 

Join us at the 13th annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference on June 22, 2018, at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, CA.

The 2018 theme is "Play, Work, Live for a Sustainable Future." Workshops and sessions will explore sustainability on the personal, enterprise, and regional scale. 


June 22, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sonoma Mountain Village
Rohnert Park, CA


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Featured Speakers:


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Dr. Robert Girling, Emeritus Professor of Business
School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University
Sustainable Enterprise Conference Steering Committee

Session (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.): 
Agritourism Benefits for Farms & Ranches

In this panel, the speakers will discuss ways in which farms can harness tourism on their properties to create new, diversified sources of revenue and increase their own property's visibility.

Bio: Robert Girling is a Professor of Business in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University. He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University and has taught and consulted in 20 different countries. He has also taught at the Federal University of Bahia, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, the University of the West Indies and American University in Washington D.C. He has consulted with the World Bank, USAID, the United Nations, and the International Center for Research on Women.



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Dr. John Stayton
Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs 
School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University 

Session (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.): 
Sustainability in the Trenches: Measuring Performance, Value, and Return on Investment

Dr. Stayton will moderate a panel that will discuss: How do sustainability professionals turn a strategic initiative into measurable performance? This panel of experienced sustainability managers will relay stories of past implementations and future plans, how they operationalize directives, and how they develop measures of the success (or not) of company sustainability initiatives.

Bio: John Stayton creates and grows innovative educational programs. He serves as Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, where he is responsible for the Sonoma MBA, Sonoma Executive MBA, Sonoma MBA in Wine Business, and Sonoma Executive MBA in Wine Business programs. Prior to joining SSU in 2013, John co-founded and directed the Green MBA and Venture Greenhouse at Dominican University.



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