The New Sustainability Advantage

Bainbridge Island, WA

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Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given hundreds of keynote presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences. Bob applies his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities associated with environmental and social issues.

 

He has authored four books: The Sustainability Advantage (2002), The Next Sustainability Wave (2005), The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook (2009), and The New Sustainability Advantage (2012).

 

Bob serves on the advisory boards of The Natural Step (TNS) Canada and Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF); he is on ad hoc advisory committees for sustainable business certificate programs at three colleges and universities; and he is a member of the Durham Region Round Table on Climate Change. He was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ Hall of Fame in 2011, and was honored to be in B Corp's "Best for the World" Overall Impact list of the top 10% of worldwide B Corps.

 

He has a BSc from McGill University (1964), and an MEd (2000) and PhD (2005) from the University of Toronto.