Leadership in Environmental Sustainability
Coral Rose’s commitment to eco-leadership, strategy, and action, has made her one of the leading thinker-practitioners on sustainable textiles, a vital chain in the global economy. Her work with business has supported a mindset shift from “business as usual” to eco-strategic thinking across the global apparel industry. Her workshops are thought provoking, inspiring and practical. --Andrew Winston, Co-Author Green to Gold
About the Experience
Participants will study the sustainability movement, and how ethical, social and environmental issues are being addressed and integrated into current business practices by multi-national corporations such as Wal-Mart, Nike, Herman Miller, Patagonia, Gaiam, Adidas and others. The course examines the role of design in products and processes. Emphasis is placed on gaining new insights to the sustainability paradigm shift, creating practical solutions for a sustainable future as experienced through the "lens" of sustainability.
Students will study and review:
- Design for the environment
- Lifecycle assessment
- Eco-design strategies
- How global/regional/local sourcing effects social and environmental issues
Participants will also explore supply chain issues with emphasis on sourcing transparency, product integrity, standards, certification & labeling regulations, consumer marketing and telling an authentic, compelling story.
This course is held at the state-of-the-art Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus.