UMSL professor Joseph Martinich will discuss businesses going green during the May 5 Breakfast & Business Series.

Going green and being environmentally conscious can save not only the planet but also big bucks for companies.

Joseph Martinich, professor of operations management at the University of Missouri–St Louis, will discuss “Lean, Green and Sustainable: Business and Economic Opportunities” at 8 a.m. May 5 in the Student Government Association Chamber at the Millennium Student Center.

The presentation will not focus on moral, ethical or political issues related to the environment, but rather will take a primarily utilitarian and financial viewpoint on how good environmental behavior can be more financially beneficial for organizations and the economy than bad environmental behavior.

The discussion will touch on good environmental decisions that can produce substantial financial and economic benefits, including improving company operations and recycling, reuse and remanufacturing for profit and regional economic development opportunities.

It’s part of the monthly Breakfast & Business Series sponsored by UMSL’s College of Business Administration and Express Scripts.

Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Millennium Student Center is on UMSL’s North Campus, 1 University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Reservations are required. Call 314-516-5883 to reserve a spot.

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Jen Hatton

Jen Hatton