Sustainable Business Strategies

  • 03 Mar 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117
Sustainable Business Strategies

This course explores business strategies for achieving regional economic and environmental sustainability goals.

  • Understand natural capitalism, cradle-to-cradle design, and business environmental strategies
  • Examine how individuals, entrepreneurs, and local governments can facilitate organizational change
  • Learn about energy generations, smart grid infrastructure, and the built environment
  • Review the triple-bottom-line (economy, ecology, and equity)
This course is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Green Building Certification Institute

Speaker: Jacques Edouard Chirazi, Certified Biomimicry Professional, has managed the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Initiative since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge clean technology with biomimicry. He develops and supports a clean technology cluster in San Diego. As a critical thinker analyzing complex programs and policies, he leverages his strong communication skills while collaborating across a diverse range of private, public, and non-profit sector groups. With a passion for learning about the natural world and understanding how nature could transform the corporate environment, his long term vision is to create new business models and financial instruments to accelerate the commercialization of biomimetic solutions. Jacque’s innovative thinking allows him to create the conditions needed for this transformation. Jacques is a current Board member at the San Diego Green Building Council. 

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