Monday, December 21, 2009

Applied Sustainability Presentations

Part-time LL.M. candidate Marie David, Director of Sustainability at Wal-Mart and Dr. Jon Johnson, Executive Director of the Applied Sustainability Center, and the Walton Professor of Sustainability at the UA Walton College of Business joined in a presentation on sustainability initiatives and life cycle analysis in the food industry. Marie presented a PowerPoint presentation on Wal-Mart's sustainability efforts, and Dr. Johnson discussed the work of the Center for Applied Sustainability and the new Sustainability Consortium.
The Sustainability Consortium is an independent group of scientists and engineers from leading academic research institutions around the world who engage with other leading researchers from the NGO, Governmental and Industrial sectors. The primary function is to develop the science to support the indexing of consumer products throughout all phases of the products life.

The consortium is jointly administered by the University of Arkansas and the Arizona State University. Dr. Johnson serves as co-director along with Arizona State University's Dr. Jay Golden.
"The Sustainability Consortium develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social and economic imperatives. The Consortium advocates for a transparent process and system, not individuals or organizations."

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