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MUM: 'Deep Green Business' symposium speakers bring many perspectives on sustainability

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7 July 2013

This weekend's symposium on ''Deep Green Business'' at Maharishi University of Management has drawn experts representing many professions and perspectives to explore the relationship between consciousness and sustainability.

Titled ''Expanded Awareness as the Basis of Deep Green Business and Deep Sustainability,'' the symposium's main theme is that there must be ''a transformation of consciousness in order to truly embed sustainability in our companies and our society.''

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Watch live online on MUMTV: Deep Green Business Symposium, Maharishi University of Management, July 5-6

In the symposium's four sessions, distinguished speakers address how expanded awareness is being applied in business, technology, and leadership (the schedule gives only a brief overview of each speaker; click here for more complete information about their professional background and contributions):

Expanded Awareness for Deep Green Business

∙ Vicki Alexander Herriott, J.D., LL.M.
Associate Professor of Law and Government
Co-chair of the Department, Maharishi University of Management
''What is Deep Green Business?''

∙ Hazel Henderson, Founder of Ethical Markets Media, LLC  and Producer of its TV series
Author, Independent Futurist, and Worldwide Syndicated Columnist
Advocate for and Consultant on Ecologically Sustainable Human Development and Socially Responsible Business and Investment
''Planetary Awareness Driving the Green Transition''

∙ John Ikerd, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia 
Author and speaker on the topic of sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on the economics of sustainabilty.
''Essentials of Economic Sustainability''

∙ Stuart Valentine, M.B.A., Financial Advisor and Founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies
''Money and Life''

Applying Expanded Awareness in Business

∙ Francis Thicke, Ph.D., Owner of Radiance Dairy
Member of the National Organic Standards Board
''Sustainable Dairy Farming and the Future of Organic Food''

∙ John Matthews, Director of Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance
''Consequences of Moving from the Organic Movement to the Organic Industry''

∙ Scott Herriott, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the Department of Business Administration, Professor of Management
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Expansion Council Chair, MUM
''The Seventh Generation Paradox''

∙ Andrew Bargerstock, Ph.D., C.P.A., Associate Professor of Management, Director of the MBA Program, MUM
''The Resonance of Lean and Sustainability''

Applying Expanded Awareness in Technology

∙ David Goodman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management
Director of the BA program, MUM
''Capital Intensive Clean Tech and Micro-Financed Green Solutions: A Comparison''

∙ Michael Garvin, President of Renewable Energy Network for Aggregated and Integrative Systems (RENAIS)
Advisor to the University of Iowa Executive MBA program
''Carbon Reduction Strategies for Fossil-fuel Engines''

∙ Steve Fugate, Former Director of Iowa Renewable Energy Association
''A Community-based Model for Large-scale Solar PV Installations''

∙ Robert Pepper, President and CEO of Yava Technologies Inc.
''High Profit Sustainable Mining''

Applying Expanded Awareness in Leadership

∙ Harald Harung, Ph.D., Visiting Professor at Maharishi University of Management
Researcher and consultant on human performance development
''World-class Performance through Expanded Awareness''

∙ Jim Schaefer, Ph.D., President of Partners for World Peace
Director of MUM Agriculture Institute
Founder and President of Soil Technologies Corp
''Raising Consciousness to Ensure Sustainability around the World''

∙ Bob Ferguson, Director of Network and Business Development at True Market Solutions
Co-chair of the Fairfield, Iowa, Go-Green Commission
Member of the Board of Clean Economy Solutions
''The Secret Benefit of an Authentic Sustainability Commitment''

∙ Rachel Goodman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Government, MUM
''Growth of Consciousness as the Basis of Effective, Sustainable Action''

PowerPoints for many of the symposium presentations are available at Deep Green Business Symposium.

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