Diverse Group of Nine Finalists Qualify For Sustainability Awards
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Sustainable North Carolina has named nine organizations that combine strong financial returns with environmental stewardship and social responsibility as finalists for its fifth annual awards.
?The diversity of the organizations that qualified as finalists show that sustainability is growing in North Carolina,? said Katy Ansardi, president of Sustainable North Carolina. ?We are looking forward to naming the winners at the awards presentation on Oct. 30.?
There are three finalists in each of three categories: Triple Bottom Line, Environmental Stewardship and Innovative Initiatives. Winners will be named at the awards presentation and conference Oct. 30 at the Marriott Crabtree Valley.
The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at Kenan-Flagler Business School, has developed CSE Consulting to help North Carolina businesses implement sustainable practices. The program uses MBA students as consultants. This innovative, one-of-a-kind program fills a growing need of businesses in North Carolina for sustainability expertise and provides a unique opportunity for the students. Clients include Progress Energy and Bank of America and is becoming more and more popular.