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Sustainable Enterprise Partnership hosts 'Companies on a Mission' breakfast Feb. 18

February 11, 2010

Amy Schmitz
(315) 443-3834

The Sustainable Enterprise Partnership, a collaboration among the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE), will host a breakfast for local business professionals on Thursday, Feb. 18, starting at 8 a.m. The breakfast will feature remarks by Michael V. Russo, the Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management in the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.

Held in the Milton Room, located on the fourth floor of the Whitman School building, the breakfast will help local businesses examine how entrepreneurial firms have begun the transformation toward environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Russo’s research focuses on the interaction of national and international environmental, social and political policies, and strategic management. He recently completed a study of the drivers of green power sales and a project with the Mexican government to improve markets for environmentally certified wood products. He has written a new book, “Companies on a Mission: Entrepreneurial Strategies for Growing Sustainably, Responsibly, and Profitably,” that will be published by Stanford University Press in April. His current projects include a study of the impact of social and environmental issues on global supply chains and an analysis of clustering behavior by mission-driven companies.

Articles by Russo have appeared in premier scholarly journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal. In addition he serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal.

The breakfast is limited to 25 participants from the local business community. To R.S.V.P., contact Carolyn Hilleges, administrative assistant in the Whitman School, at (315) 443-9601 or

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