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UI Boise brown bag series kicks off Feb. 3

The University of Idaho is kicking off a series of monthly brown bag presentations on Feb. 3 aimed at providing businesses with tips on incorporating sustainable practices while improving the bottom line.

College of Business and Economics Dean Jack Morris will be on-hand for the first installment of the Lunch & Lead: Sustainable Business Practices series, which will take place Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the university’s Boise center (322 E. Front St., Legacy Pointe Room).

The focus of Morris’ talk – titled “Triple Bottom Line: Why Does Sustainability Matter?” – will be on whether stakeholders other than shareholders have a greater voice in the decisions that firms make.

Subsequent installments of UI’s presentation series will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the university’s Boise center.

Future programs will include “Profit: Creating Value Through Sustainable Product and Service Design,” set for March 4; “Planet: How Building Owners and Tenants Can Save Energy and Reduce Operating Costs With Building Commissioning and Energy Benchmarking,” on April 1; and “Profit: Lean Business Practices,” scheduled for May 6.

Speakers in the series, which concludes Dec. 2, will be drawn from UI faculty and representatives of various sustainability groups and foundations.

All programs are free and open to the public. While drinks and cookies will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Registration for the first presentation due by Feb. 2 and available by calling (208) 334-2999 or e-mailing professionaldev@uidaho.edu.

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