Terence Gallagher was invited by Alan Miciak, Dean of the Business School at Duquesne University to be a guest lecturer to the graduating class of 2010 for the SMBA (Sustainability MBA) class on May 23, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Terry conducted a 1 day program focusing on effective resume writing, best practices for interviewing and customized career search strategies. He also addressed personal questions from the students regarding troubleshooting challenges and issues they were facing regarding these topics.
Terry was invited to attend the Sustainability Breakfast Reception at the Rivers Club hosted by Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Danahue School of Business and met with Corporate Sustainability executives of the 24 organizations that have utilized the SMBA students for value add sustainability consulting projects including Alcoa, CNX Corporation, Bayer Material Science, Highmark, PPG Industries, PNC Bank and Westinghouse Nuclear.
Terry commented, “The value add of the SMBA program is evidenced by the significant consulting projects that were completed for 24 organizations that positively impacted their profitability, their environment and enhanced the local community and corporate brand.”
“In my discussions with local Fortune 500 Corporate Sustainability Officers at the reception and the Duquesne SMBA program leaders it is apparent that the success of the SMBA consulting projects have laid the groundwork for more near term, higher impact sustainability projects,” added Gallagher
Gallagher summed up this event by stating, “The Green Initiative has been in the press and politics for 5 years but now global corporations are dedicating more human capital and financial resources to this area because CEO’s clearly see its positive impact on building shareholder value through increased profitability as well as enhancing their brand, by being more socially responsible corporate citizens and improving the environment.”