International Environmental Management Symposium Opens May 2 and 3

Topics at RIT event include environmental sustainability around the world

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The seventh International Environmental Management Symposium takes place May 2 and 3 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event, “Environmental Sustainability and the Role of the Environmental Manager,” features environmental professionals from around the world discussing topics such as corporate sustainability, supply chain management and responsibilities in sustainable industries.

Keynote speakers are Sandor Kerekes, vice rector of Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary; Stefano Pogutz, director of environmental management and economics at Bocconi University, in Milan, Italy; and Joseph Sarkis, author and professor of operations and environmental management at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

The event is hosted by John Morelli, the McCarthy Chair in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology. He was instrumental in creating the international society Environmental, part of a larger international effort to identify common goals, delineated opportunities and responsibilities for environmental professionals. Additionally, the organization serves as an international research collaboratory for the profession in current topics and issues related to the growing industry. It will launch the first issue of the Journal of Environmental Sustainability, a peer-reviewed periodical that will be published at RIT, at the symposium.

WHAT: The International Environmental Management Leadership Symposium. Symposium schedule:

WHEN: 8 a.m. May 2–3

WHERE: Louise M. Slaughter Hall, RIT Campus