Jun 23 2020

Sustainable U: Managing for Sustainability - Webinar

Jun 23 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Gemmy Allen, Dallas County Community College faculty member

Organizations are powerful entities. Though they have the potential to harm in the pursuit of profit, they have just as much potential to do good. This good is referred to as corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability. McKinsey and Company defines sustainability as "the management of environmental, social and governance issues." Thus, a company's CSR efforts are measured by three pillars of sustainability: environmental, sociocultural and economic.

Sustainable practices are defined as those that:

1. at minimum do not harm people or the planet and at best create value for stakeholders and

2. focus on improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance in the areas in which the company or brand has a material environmental or social impact (such as in their operations, value chain or customers). Harvard Business Review excludes companies with a traditional CSR program that supports employee volunteering in the community — this does not by itself qualify as sustainability.

Although many organizations are embracing sustainability efforts to one degree or another, getting employees to back these efforts has presented more of a challenge.

How can employees be motivated to choose to improve sustainability performance?

Free. Registration required.

Southern Sector Rising: Undoing Racist Zoning - Zoom

Jun 23 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Zoom TX

How to use the City’s “forwardDallas!” process to roll back the City’s racist zoning in the Southern Sector.

Join Southern Sector Rising for a Town Hall on the "Southern Dallas Neighborhood Self-Defense Project," an initiative in partnership with the Inclusive Communities Project and Downwinders at Risk to develop community driven neighborhood plans that better protect black and brown neighborhoods from environmental racism.

Guest Speakers:
- Jaynie Shultz, City Plan Commissioner District 11
- Peer Chacko, Planning and Urban Design City of Dallas
- Pastor Danielle Ayers, Justice Pastor Friendship West
- Jennifer Rangel, Outreach and Planning Director ICP
- Evelyn Mayo, Chair Downwinders at Risk

More guest speaks to be announced soon.

Meeting ID: 864 5927 9112
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)