Join the Ameren Corporation and Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business for the annual “Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series” on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John and Lucy Cook Hall on Saint Louis University’s campus.
Jean Ponzi of the Missouri Botanical Gardens will serve as the keynote speaker with a presentation entitled, “Sustainability Means Business” at 4:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow in he Shanahan Atrium.
About the Program
The Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series is a joint effort by the Ameren Corporation and John Cook School of Business to educate the community about the importance and future of sustainability in business. The annual program is a highlight of both companies efforts to educate current and future business leaders about the ethical responsibility of businesses to conduct their operations in a manner that most benefits the common good.
2013 Program: Sustainability Means Business
Companies of every type and size are integrating sustainable thinking and practices into everyday business decisions. The St. Louis Green Business Challenge has supported over 100 of our region’s leading firms and institutions in developing planning and operational resources needed to protect the environment – profitably. Staff of Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center serves as Resource Advisors to companies in this program of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), now in its fourth year, working directly with C-level to entry-level professionals who are cultivating sustainability-based business advantage. This presentation will illustrate a core principle of sustainability, Zero Waste, with highly transferable energy-related case studies from a variety of St. Louis companies that are earning Green by working Green.
About the Speaker
Jean Ponzi is an educator and Green communications specialist. Her current work for EarthWays Center, promoting sustainable options for business, incorporates expertise with topics including recycling, composting and waste reduction; indoor air quality; native plant landscaping; energy efficiency, and green building. “Green Jean” operates the Garden’s Green Resources Answer Service, and regularly represents EarthWays Center in print and electronic media coverage.
She has written for Home Energy, Grist and Missouri Resources magazines and many local publications. Her “Earthworms’ Castings” column has been a feature of The Healthy Planet Magazine since 1997. She has produced and hosted a weekly environmental radio talk show, “Earthworms,” on FM-88 KDHX for 24 years, and hosts a new show, “Growing Green St. Louis,” on the Big 550-AM KTRS.