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Graziadio School of Business and Management Hosts 2013 SEER Symposium

The fourth annual Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Symposium will take place Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu.  

Visit the SEER Symposium website for information about the agenda, speakers, and Fast Pitch Competition. The conference will be on Livestream for those unable to attend.

This year's conference will bring students and social entrepreneurs together with inspirational business leaders who have achieved success using the SEER lens. Hosted by Michael Crooke, lead faculty of the SEER Certificate Program, assistant professor of strategy, and former CEO of Patagonia; and Larry Cox, lead faculty of Entrepreneurship Programs and associate professor of entrepreneurship, this year's program will include the inaugural SEER Symposium Fast Pitch Competition with the chance to win $1,000. The SEER Symposium Fast Pitch Competition gives start-ups the opportunity to get their idea in front of our panel of experts from the entrepreneurial and lending communities.

Featured speakers include Ayr Muir, founder of Clover Food Lab, and Mark Bowles, founder of ecoATM.

Notable members of the panel discussions include Greg Steltenpohl, founder of Odwalla and CEO of Califia Farms; Chris Mann, cofounder and CEO of Guayaki Yerba Mate; Rick Ridgeway, vice president of Environmental Affairs at Patagonia, Inc.; Ankur Jain, founder and chair of Kairos; and Marilyn Tam, the former CEO of Aveda and author of The Happiness Choice.

Many sustainable business programs have focused attention on "the triple bottom line" – People, Planet, Profits. The Certificate in Socially, Environmentally and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy program, offered to Pepperdine's full-time MBA students, goes a step beyond and adds a fourth factor to the equation: Product. Read more about Pepperdine University's unique SEER Certificate program.

The Certificate in Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility is a two-day training program designed for business managers and executives. The curriculum focuses on the complexities of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethics, and how these tie into producing a superior product that generates financial growth.

For more information about the 2013 SEER Symposium, visit the Graziadio School website.


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