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BW's Institute for Sustainable Business Practice is a co-sponsor of Chuck Fowler's lecture, “Fairmount Minerals: Leading by Example—Join the Movement.”

CEO & Sustainability Leader to Speak At BW

A longtime, prominent proponent of sustainable business practices will appear at Baldwin Wallace University next month as part of the Charles Spahr Lecture series.

Free and open to the public.  No registration required.

With a personal motto of “do well, do good," Chuck Fowler, CEO of Fairmount Minerals, will share insights on sustainability in business on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG) Conference Center at 340 Front Street, Berea.

Fowler actively encourages environmental, social and economic responsibility. His lecture, “Fairmount Minerals: Leading by Example—Join the Movement,” will address his company’s “triple bottom line” approach of “people, planet and prosperity.” Fowler says sustainability has enhanced profits, engaged a growing workforce, strengthened external relationships and positioned his firm for the future. He believes any company can “do well, do good.”

Sustainability Commitment and Growth at BW

The lecture is part of BW’s ongoing efforts to advance sustainability on and off-campus, including programs to promote energy conservation, conversion to clean energy sources, waste reduction, recycling, and composting. A leader in sustainability programming as well, BW launched the Ohio's first undergraduate major in sustainability in 2008 and now offers an MBA in sustainability, along with community consulting services through the Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP) and the Sustainability Clinic.

About Fairmount Minerals

Fairmount Minerals, headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, is one of the largest producers of industrial sand in the United States. Its sustainable business strategies have resulted in numerous national awards related to social responsibility and corporate stewardship, including the 2006 Corporate Stewardship Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center.

About the Spahr Chair and Lecture Series

The Charles E. Spahr Chair in Managerial and Corporate Ethics is the second oldest endowed chair in the country. The Spahr lecture series was designed to inspire the BW community and northeast Ohio business community to face critical ethical issues in twenty-first century business. It honors the legacy of Charles Spahr, former CEO of Sohio and former chair of the board of trustees of BW. The current chairholder, Dr David Krueger, also directs the Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP) which is a co-sponsor of Fowler's lecture.

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