Ameren Sustainability Speaker Series 2014

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4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series

Join the Ameren Corporation and Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business for the annual “Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John and Lucy Cook Hall on Saint Louis University’s campus.

Tony Calandro of VOX Global will serve as the keynote speaker with a presentation entitled, “The Evolving Role of Business in Society” at 4:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow in the Shanahan Atrium.


While the event is complimentary online registration is required.


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.

“The Evolving Role of Business in Society” will take a look at the new business model that is emerging, one that combines a societal purpose with profit in a manner that gives companies a competitive edge in an economy where they must do more with less.

tony-calandroTony Calandro

About the Speaker

Tony Calandro is a Senior Partner and Chair of the Responsible Business practice group at VOX Global, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. His specialization is working with clients to align their corporate goals with responsible business practices to better compete in an emerging economy. Under this new “responsible” business model, integrating a company’s purpose with its goals becomes a significant business strategy in driving profit and market share.

He provides counsel to companies in the telecommunications, food and beverage, defense, apparel, healthcare, financial services, alternative energy and transportation industries. Tony frequently publishes articles on the role of business in society. He also co-authored “Sustainability for Business: A New Global Challenge,” a chapter in The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications, and contributed to a 2009 Corporate Eco-Forum report on sustainability entitled “Show Me the Money: The Business Case for Sustainability.”

Tony is a board member of Sustainable St. Louis and a Fellow for the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University. He resides in Kirkwood with his wife and daughter.


For more informaction about the event, please direct all questions to Mr. Benjamin Smyth at (314) 977-5234 or email smythbk@slu.edu