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NewsPlotting a Career in a Sustainable World

Brattleboro, VT (May 5, 2006)-As employers begin to adopt “green” business practices, many are seeking employees prepared to address issues of sustainability.  On Tuesday, May 8, at 4:30 pm, Marlboro College’s Graduate Center will host a panel discussion, examining how the job market and career opportunities will change in response to this trend.

“Many companies are beginning to see that they won’t be successful over the long term unless they build sustainability into their operating model and business strategies,” says Darla Hastings.

Hastings, chief marketing officer at Dimensional Fund Advisors, is a member of the advisory council for Marlboro College’s MBA in Managing for Sustainability. She will be joined by three other council members on the panel addressing how changes in strategies will also mean changes to education.

“Companies will need help with this transition,” says Hastings.  They will be looking for new people who have the knowledge, vision, and leadership skills to seize the opportunities sustainability offers for innovation, growth, and increased profitability.”

The other panel members include Karl-Erik Grevendahl, managing director of Sweden’s Sustainable Business Hub, Kurt Fischer of The Greening of Industry Network and Mark Starik, Ph.D., the department chair and professor of strategic management & public policy director at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability Program at George Washington University’s School of Business.

Marlboro College’s Graduate Center is at 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro, VT.  For more information check out mba.marlboro.edu or contact public affairs officer Kathy  Reynolds at reynolds@marlboro.edu and (802) 251-7644.

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