Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.48
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 21, 2011
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Cleveland State University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nathan Engstrom
Coordinator, Campus Sustainability
Business Affairs and Finance
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Corporate Roundtable

CRT Members engage in conversation on best practices in operating a sustainable business.

Uniting social, environmental, and financial assets for innovative advantage.

Convened with the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at Cleveland State University’s Nance College of Business and the Corporate Sustainability Network, this group of business leaders meets monthly for peer learning about best practices and innovation in corporate and community sustainability. The Corporate Roundtable serves as a neutral, “honest broker,” offering knowledge resources to assist in participants’ exploration of sustainability and what it means for their businesses. Discussion focuses on enhancing economic, environmental and social values through sustainable practices, products, technology, and strategy.

Participants who invest in this forum comprise many of the region’s largest national and multi-national corporate citizens who maintain global or division headquarters in Northeast Ohio. The facilitated roundtable discussions explore such topics as sustainable supply chains, corporate sustainability models in use today, and business opportunities in climate-friendly technologies.

The Corporate Roundtable is a safe and unique space for our members to learn about effective stakeholder engagement, a key piece to corporate sustainability.

2010-2011 Schedule

Sessions are held at CSU on the second Friday of every month. The initial panel and Q&A takes place from 7:30am to 9:00 am, with an additional, in-depth group discussion from 9:10am to 10:00am. Corporate Roundtable is not held in August.

September 24, 2010 Local Food: Making the Business Case
October 8, 2010 Harnessing Wind Energy: Relevance and Reality in Northeast Ohio
November 12, 2010 Sustainable Finance: Saving Dollars and Making Sense
December 10, 2010 Green IT: From Measurement to Efficiency
January 14, 2011 Business of Wellness
February 11, 2011 Advanced and Renewable Energy in Ohio
April 1, 2011 Service Providers and Sustainability: Practical Stories on the Who, Why, and When
May 13, 2011 Packaging: Thinking Outside the Box…about the Box
June 10, 2011 Sustainability as a C-Suite Function
July 15, 2011 Transparency in Sustainability

Participating Companies Include:

General Electric
American Greetings
INDUS International
Cleveland Clinic
Key Bank
OMNOVA Solutions
Liggett Stashower
Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart
Fairmount Minerals
Lincoln Electric
Third Federal
Forest City Enterprises

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