Andrew Savitz spoke at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, on the 17th of July 2014, on sustainability. The feedback was amazing.
Below is the abstract of his presentation:
We are entering the Age of Sustainability and the pressure on society and the environment is driving massive changes in companies- from strategy to training, leadership development, operations, measurement and reporting. Doing business in a more crowded, resource constrained, transparent and interconnected world will require new skills and experience.
This presentation will set the stage for the conference and will describe the human dimension behind the transformation to sustainability. The presentation will highlight the role of the employee in sustainability and demonstrate the kinds of new skills and thinking that will be required of the workforce of the future. In particular, Mr. Savitz will discuss current approaches to employee engagement and organizational culture change.
Andy served as General Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs, where he conceived and organized the Commonwealth’s Environmental Crime Strike Force, and the first-in-the-nation workshop on environmental law for state court judges. He has taught courses at the Environmental Law Institute, in Washington, DC on environmental law and regulations, compliance and enforcement, environment and the media and environmental ethics. Andy serves on the Board of the Environment and Natural Resources Department at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He founded, and currently chairs the Board of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters.