Holshouser ethics professor delivers plenary at 'Earth for All' a United Nations Academic Impact event

Jim Westerman, James E. Holshouser Distinguished Professor in Ethics at Appalachian State University and chair of the Walker College of Business Sustainability Steering Committee, recently delivered a plenary address on sustainable plastics for Kristu Jayanti College, an App State partner institution in Bangalore, India.

Dr. Westerman's talk, "The Problem with Plastics and Emerging Solutions," was part of an International SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Conference entitled Earth for All, which was held virtually on Earth Day — April 22, 2024.

The conference centered around Sustainable Development Goal 12: Ensure sustainable production and consumption patterns, and was a United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) event."

United Nations Academic Impact hubs are UNAI member institutions that have been selected to be centers of research and innovation on a specific UNAI principle. Kristu Jayanti College is the home of UNAI SDG Hub 1: No Poverty. 

About Sustainable Business at App State

Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business is committed to advancing sustainable business practices that promote responsible management of economic, social and natural resources. The theory and practice of sustainable business recognizes that the economy, environment and society (the triple bottom line) are interconnected and interdependent, and strives to enhance the business model so that it can flourish and thrive to benefit future generations. The college offers a sustainable business minor available to business and nonbusiness majors, a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and policy, and an MBA and MSADA concentration in sustainable business. The programs focus on student engagement, research and community involvement. For more information, visit business.appstate.edu/sustainability.

Jim Westerman
Published: Apr 29, 2024 6:14pm