Western Washington UniversityCommunications and Marketing
DATE: April 23, 2014 1:31:22 PM PDT
Western Washington University to host REI’s Kirk Myers May 2

Contact: Sandra Mottner, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics at Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu, or (360) 650-2403

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) will host Kirk Myers for its Ethics and Social Responsibility Executive Strategy Speaker Series from 3-4 p.m., on Friday, May 2 in Communications Facility room 120.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Myers is the Corporate Social Responsibility manager for REI, a national retail co-op focused on actively engaging people in human-powered recreation and stewardship.  He designs and implements sustainable business strategies that drive efficiency, innovation, and environmental benefit in REI’s operational footprint and that enable the co-op to thrive in a resource constrained world.

Myers’ main areas of focus are greenhouse-gas emissions, waste reduction, energy usage, and sustainable forestry.  He also works on sustainability opportunities that connect with REI’s products and supply chain. He has worked with REI since 2002, after working in a variety of fields including social entrepreneurship, outdoor instruction, and environmental work. Myers received his MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute.

Western’s College of Business and Economics Ethics and Social Responsibility Speaker Series program brings senior business leaders to campus to interact with students and share their perspectives concerning ethics, social responsibility, leadership, and professional development.

For more information about this event, please contact Sandra Mottner at (360) 650-2403.

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