EarthPeople Joins SIOP’s 2012 Leading Edge Consortium “Environmental Sustainability at Work”

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Interdisciplinary experts to exchange best practices in Workplace Sustainability.

Human resource professionals are uniquely positioned to influence culture and employees in sustainability, which is essential to staying competitive in the 21st century.

EarthPeople, a Dallas-based sustainability communications firm, announced today its participation in the 8th Annual Leading Edge Consortium produced by the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). This year’s event, which will take place October 19-20 at New Orleans’ historic Hotel Monteleone, is devoted to advancing research and enhancing the practice of environmental sustainability in work settings through employees.

“Organizations are increasingly concluding that environmental sustainability is central to their missions,” said SIOP Executive Director Dave Nershi. “As organizations transform to minimize, mitigate, and neutralize their environmental impact, I-O psychology is uniquely positioned to aid in these efforts.” The meeting will convene an interdisciplinary team of experts and keynote speakers from industry, psychological research, the environmental sciences, and consulting. Sessions will explore the business case for environmental sustainability, how science and practice can contribute to implementation in organizations, and how sustainability can become a competitive advantage.

“I was delighted by the invitation to speak at this important and timely conference,” said Anna Clark, president of EarthPeople, LLC. “Of the many stakeholder groups considering sustainability from different angles, organizational and industrial psychologists represent a critical constituency for driving sustainability through the value chain in corporations. Human resource professionals are uniquely positioned to influence culture and employees in sustainability, which is essential to staying competitive in the 21st century.”

Organizations at the leading edge of environmental sustainability practices will report on their experiences with interventions to make their operations more sustainable through human resources. The $495 registration fee includes: admittance to 1 ½ days of top-quality programming, outlined here; full online access to presentation materials before and after the event; receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings offering excellent networking opportunities; lunch and coffee breaks on Friday and Saturday; and optional participation in the Friday night networking dinners.

About EarthPeople
EarthPeople is a sustainability communications firm that helps organizations profit from branding, corporate social responsibility, and public relations strategies that promote conservation and clean technology. Since opening in 2005, EarthPeople has engaged stakeholders in CSR initiatives for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Among its services, EarthPeople offers a full range of advisory, assessment, engagement, reporting and branding services to companies, NGOs and local governments. For more information, visit http://www.earthpeopleco.com.

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