Center for Sustainable Business Practices



Corporate Roundtable

Uniting social, environmental, and financial assets for innovative advantage

Convened with the Center for Sustainable Business Practices at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Corporate Sustainability Network, this group of business leaders meets monthly for peer learning about best practices and innovation in corporate and community sustainability. The Corporate Roundtable serves as a neutral, “honest broker,” offering knowledge resources to assist in participants’ exploration of sustainability and what it means for their businesses. Discussion focuses on enhancing economic, environmental and social values through sustainable practices, products, technology, and strategy.

Participants who invest in this forum comprise many of the region’s largest national and multi-national corporate citizens who maintain global or division headquarters in Northeast Ohio. The facilitated roundtable discussions explore such topics as sustainable supply chains, corporate sustainability models in use today, and business opportunities in climate-friendly technologies.

The Corporate Roundtable is a safe and unique space for our members to learn about effective stakeholder engagement, a key piece to corporate sustainability.

Even if a business does not directly buy or sell abroad, the very nature of a global economy means every business is impacted by decisions made across the globe. The actions or inactions of every business also have an effect worldwide. The degree to which this happens varies greatly. However, if we accept this premise, we can be proactive and act upon global challenges and opportunities rather than simply react. The 2012-2013 Corporate Roundtable season will focus on this strategy in the context of sustainable business practices. Last season, our membership explored leadership in sustainability while looking at internal structures of the organization. We continue this discussion while developing a more strategic view of the role of externalities in business operations, as well as short- to long-term planning.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Video Invitation from Dave Nash -

Join us on June 12th in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Corporate Roundtable (CRT). We will recognize the success of our members, which started the learning journey with us a decade ago. We also welcome new members and guests to participate in the sharing, reflecting and visioning on the Conversation Boards throughout the gallery. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Share your story with us. When did you start to participate in the Coroporate Roundtable and how it impacted your sustainability learning and implementation? Click on the button below to fill in the details.


Evening Program:
4:30 – 5:00 Registration
5:00 – 7:00 Program and Reception

Cleveland State University, Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
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Contact Brandie Blankenship at 216-687-6957 for membership information.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Center for Sustainable Business Practices
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 217
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Center for Sustainable Business Practices
Monte Ahuja College of Business,  BU217
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.4750
Fax: 216.687.9331

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