On Tuesday, Feb. 5, The University of Tampa will welcome Barbara Anderson and Janet Hall, founding partners of Destination Better Inc., as part of the Sustainability Speaker Series. The talk, titled “Secrets from the Corporate Sustainability Trenches: Embedding the Triple Bottom Line to Attract Top-notch Talent and Drive Profitability,” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crescent Club located on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center. It is free and open to the public.
Destination Better provides strategic corporate responsibility and community outreach strategies and communications to companies.
“It’s hard enough for companies to adopt sustainable business practices, they also have to communicate effectively about what they do. Barbara and Janet will share their experiences in helping business do that,” said Bella Galperin, professor of management and senior associate director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership.
As the former director of global corporate responsibility for Sabre and executive director of the Sabre Foundation, Anderson has established award-winning business-focused social, environmental and responsible strategies around the world. She served on the Corporate Citizenship Leader Forum at The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College in addition to other board and federal-level appointments.
Hall creates effective sustainability and corporate responsibility strategies and supporting communications, aligning them with the most relevant environmental and social impacts of an organization. With a strong background in business management, publications, reporting and communications, she can communicate highly technical subjects in a comprehensible manner and ensures that stories are backed by relevant data (her favorite four-letter word). Hall is a Level II Candidate for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Fundamentals in Sustainability Accounting credential.
For many years, UT’s Center for Ethics partnered with The Sustany Foundation to present the Sustainable Business Awards, which recognized for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay area that engage in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community.
UT has taken a practical and multi-faceted approach on sustainability issues that conserve natural resources, achieve cost savings and lessen environmental impacts on the community. One of its most recent efforts was reducing plastic waste in dining facilities by eliminating single-use plastic straws and stirrers, as well as offering biodegradable clamshell to-go containers and hot and cold cups and lids made of 100 percent compostable, disposable material. You can read more about UT’s sustainability efforts at ut.edu/sustainability.
This event is sponsored by the UT Faculty Sustainability Committee. For more information, contact [email protected].
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 9,200 students from 50 states and 132 countries. Approximately 60 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.