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Furman accepting applications for corporate sustainability program

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Applications for the Furman University Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability are now being accepted.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability is a program of Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Sessions begin January 25, 2018 and run through May 18, 2018. The program includes five sessions which take place Thursday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and Friday (8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.) over the four-month period on the campus of Furman University. It includes 70 contact hours, and 7.0 Continuing Education Units will be awarded upon completion. The cost is $3,995 per person.

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability sessions are taught by John Meindl, senior associate with the Center for Corporate and Professional Development; Wade Worthen, professor of biology at Furman; Brad Bechtold, executive director of Continuing Education; and Michael Johnson, CEO of Cox Industries, along with 13 other experts in the field.

Said Bechtold, “After seven years and more than 150 alumni, the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability has helped over 85 organizations evolve their thinking and implementation of sustainability from one based on managing environmental impacts, to one based upon also improving economic and societal outcomes.

“Alumni from participating organizations like BMW North America, Cox Industries, Bon Secours St. Francis, Michelin, Greenville Technical College, and GE are demonstrating a much broader definition and approach to sustainability. They have redefined their business practices, resulting not just in cost savings, but also positively impacting the health and viability of their many stakeholders. Incorporating sustainability in support of an organization’s business strategy is proving to be good business for everyone.”

For more information, contact Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development at 864-294-3136, or visit the website at this link.

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