Convened with the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Corporate Sustainability Network, this group of business leaders meets monthly for peer learning about best practices and innovation in corporate and community sustainability. The Corporate Roundtable serves as a neutral, “honest broker,” offering knowledge resources to assist in participants’ exploration of sustainability and what it means for their businesses. Discussion focuses on enhancing economic, environmental and social values through sustainable practices, products, technology, and strategy.
Participants who invest in this forum comprise many of the region’s largest national and multi-national corporate citizens who maintain global or division headquarters in Northeast Ohio. The facilitated roundtable discussions explore such topics as sustainable supply chains, corporate sustainability models in use today, and business opportunities in climate-friendly technologies.
The Corporate Roundtable is a safe and unique space for our members to learn about effective stakeholder engagement, a key piece to corporate sustainability.
Becoming a member in Corporate Roundtable offers access to a large network, access to up to date information, access to high quality programming – and for significantly less than the marketplace dictates.
Memberships run from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.
Memberships entitle members to attend all 11 regular season sessions at no additional charge. Parking and meals are included in the membership fee. Members may also be invited to special sessions for free or at greatly reduced rates.
Company/ Organizational Memberships
|Attendees per session*||Company, any size||Educational, Social, Governmental or Charitable Organization|
|4 attendees per session||$1,100||$950|
|3 attendees per session||$850||$750|
|2 attendees per session||$650||$550|
|1 attendee per session||$400||$350|
*Authorized attendees must be employees of your organization, and possess organization specific email addresses.
Individual memberships are available for $275, and the following individuals are eligible:
Per Session Fees for Non-Members
Individuals who are not members may attend for $40 per session. Parking and meals are included in the event fee.
Even if a business does not directly buy or sell abroad, the very nature of a global economy means every business is impacted by decisions made across the globe. The actions or inactions of every business also have an effect worldwide. The degree to which this happens varies greatly. However, if we accept this premise, we can be proactive and act upon global challenges and opportunities rather than simply react. The 2012-2013 Corporate Roundtable season will focus on this strategy in the context of sustainable business practices. Last season, our membership explored leadership in sustainability while looking at internal structures of the organization. We continue this discussion while developing a more strategic view of the role of externalities in business operations, as well as short- to long-term planning.
September 14, 2012
Capitalizing on Business Opportunities with Regional Water Resources: Is Water the New Oil?
October 12, 2012
Choosing Resilience: Leadership Strategy in a Global Sustainable Economy
November 9, 2012
Sustainability and Human Resources: People Strategies at Home and Abroad for Engagement and Return
December 14, 2012
Expanding Profitability and ROI Opportunities through Value-Based Decision Making RSVP NOW!
January 11, 2013
The Impact of Global Financial Markets on Sustainable Business RSVP NOW!
June 7, 2013,
Special June CRT Event @ Eaton Corporation
Where Smart Businesses are Going: Conscious Capitalism, The Business Model of the 21st Century
July 19, 2013, TBD
Professional Development Center
1860 East 18th Street, Rm. BU 216
Cleveland, OH 44115