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Want to learn about the return on investment of sustainability?

'World-class and timely' workshop in Orillia next week will be facilitated by Bob Willard, a leading expert on business sustainability strategies
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Former IBM Canada executive Bob Willard will facilitate a workshop in Orillia next week focused on the return on investment of sustainability.

Business owners, particularly those who own or oversee buildings or infrastructure won’t want to miss this workshop on the ROI or the Return on Investment of Sustainability. 

There is a proven ‘here and now’ return on eco-friendly, waste-reducing, energy-saving practices and workshop participants will takeaway practical, actionable insights that will further the longer-term sustainability and ROI of their enterprises.

This fact-packed workshop will be facilitated by Bob Willard, a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of business sustainability strategies. 

Willard draws his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities by using smart environmental, social, and governance strategies. 

Willard has received countless accolades and awards for his work in the field of business sustainability. He has authored six books, has given more than 1,300 presentations on the subject and serves on a number of relevant boards. He received a PhD in sustainability from the University of Toronto (2005) and resides in Ontario.

Sustainable Orillia, in partnership with the City of Orillia’s Economic Development group is proud to host this unique opportunity for local business leaders to come together on this important topic for a few hours. Practical and timely, the ROI of Sustainability is a world-class workshop with immediate benefits for all attendees.

The ROI of Sustainability workshop will be held on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The workshop is being held in the Brooks Board Room at Orillia’s City Hall and includes a networking lunch. Tickets are $35 per person. 

Interested participants are invited to visit Sustainable Orillia’s website at Cick on the Events button for more details on this and other Sustainable Orillia activities, including the link to register for this workshop.

Sustainable Orillia is a network of citizens, committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life, wellness and the environment across our community and environs.  

Mandated and supported by the Mayor and Council, now as an incorporated NGO, Sustainable Orillia provides an overarching framework for programs and partnerships, facilitating awareness, behavior change and more sustainable practices across nine critical sectors.

For more information or to contact Sustainable Orillia, please go to their website at