5 November 2010

Sat, Nov. 20, 1-4 p.m. “How Do We Measure Sustainable Value?”

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Sustainable Leadership Forum Challenge & Strategy Series

Topic: Measuring Sustainable Value
When: Saturday, November 20, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Morris County Library, at 30 Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ 07981.
RSVP to [email protected]. Members and first-time guests are free.

Peter Burgess, author of True Value Metrics (forthcoming) will be the featured guest at the next meeting of the Sustainable Leadership Forum, at the Morris County Library, on Saturday November 20, 1-4 p.m.

The problem of measuring sustainable economic activity may seem like an abstract one, but it is actually critically important to how and what we manage in our economy. If we’re not measuring the right things, and actually measuring the wrong ones, our policies will continue to have increasingly harmful effects; these may be masked by our measures, but accumulating catastrophic environmental threats which will have consequences for us and for future generations.

By way of background, please see: “Measuring Sustainable Value,” which lays out many of the issues and provides links to videos, books, and articles on this topic.

This “challenge and strategy session” grew out of a discussion of the policy paper issued by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University this summer on “Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy for New Jersey.”

The Institute is also hosting a breakfast panel discussion on the implications of the paper for environmental and economic policy on Friday, November 19, at 7:30 a.m. in The Mansion at the College at Florham; for more details, see http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5033 and RSVP to [email protected]. The cost is $40 ($25 for nonprofits).

RSVP for the November 20 SLF event to [email protected]. Members and first-time guests are free; otherwise attendance is $20 per session. Annual membership starts at $25 with volunteer time, up to $195, which includes our monthly meetings. (Fees waived or reduced for those with extenuating circumstances.) All are welcome.

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The Sustainable Leadership Forum » Measuring Sustainable Value Says:

4 November 2010 at 7:11 am.

[…] The purpose of the conversation on November 20th is to pose a challenge — how do we measure sustainable  value? — and invite participants to co-create a strategy for addressing this challenge. The strategy may or may not get implemented, but the exercise is worth doing for its own sake, like flexing our sustainability muscles. We invite you to check out the background materials, concepts, and arguments laid out here, and attend the event on November 20th to contribute to our collective understanding of this challenging issue and how, strategically, we ought to address it. (For the logistical details, please refer to Sat, Nov. 20, 1-4 p.m. “Measuring Sustainable Value” Discussion.) […]

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