The Journey Toward Sustainability Press Release
Arthur Blank, co-chairman of the Home Depot board of directors, will discuss “The Journey Toward Sustainability” on Thursday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, 205 Prospect Street. The free lecture is part of the Industrial Environmental Management program’s spring lecture series on “Business and the Environment in a New Century” at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Blank co-founded the Home Depot in 1978 and helped build it into the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The company was the first home improvement retailer to pioneer the U.S. market for wood products certified under the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an organization that facilitates the increased purchase, use, and sale of independent, certified forest products. Home Depot was named by Fortune magazine as one of the “Global Most Admired Companies.” The lecture is sponsored by the Joel Omura Kurihara Fund, which was established in memory of Joel Omura Kurihara, F&ES class of 1992, to support programs that improve business and environmental relations. For more information, contact Dave DeFusco, director of communications, 203-436-4842 or IEM at [email protected]