October 15, 2013 – (Ann Arbor, MI). Robert Kuhn, President of New York-based sustainability consulting firm Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors, LLC, spoke to a group of business leaders and academics at the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s “Where Green Meets Black” event on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus on October 10, 2013. Kuhn also moderated a panel whose members addressed the realities of applying sustainability best practices in a variety of businesses. Kuhn’s formal presentation, “How Sustainable Business Practices Enhance Profitability and Attract Capital,” shed light on the eco-efficiency and social risk management practices that can lower costs, protect and enhance brand value. According to Kuhn, the future will see capital flowing readily to companies who embed sustainability into their businesses and will shy away from others.
In commenting on his visit, Kuhn said, “I enjoyed sharing my understanding of sustainable business practices with the business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics at the SMSBF event. I thought it was especially important to drive home the concept that sustainability can create business value over the long term and, in many cases, even the short term.”
Dan Jacobs, Symposium Co-Chair, Chair of Southeast Michigan’s Sustainable Business Forum expressed his enthusiasm for Kuhn’s knowledge and expertise. He said that Kuhn’s “detailed, information rich presentation explaining the challenges and opportunities modern businesses face in sustainability and regulatory compliance was excellent and well received by the attendees.” Jacobs went on to comment that Kuhn, in his role as moderator, “brought out of the panelists the challenges that they and their businesses have faced in encouraging and adopting sustainable business practices within their organizations.”
About Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC
Kuhn Associates Management Advisors LLC is a New York-based sustainability consulting firm that advises companies throughout the supply chain about the intersection of sustainability and business. The firm leverages its founder’s sustainability subject matter expertise and decade-long experience as a manufacturing company CEO to analyze clients’ sustainability challenges and design and implement workable, lasting solutions that may involve the participation of selected, highly-qualified solutions provider partners.