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The “Art” of Human Capacity in Sustainability Careers

John Hofmeister

  • Former President, Shell Oil Company; Former Group Director Human Resources, Royal Dutch Shell; Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

John Hofmeister is a business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 2008 to found and head the nationwide nonprofit group, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public-policy education firm promotes sound energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies, and public education.

Too often the gap between sustainability knowledge and successful application of solutions is the weak link of individual capability in delivering what others should or need to know. The factors of human capability enter into the dynamics of sustainability in ways that may not be well known. There are organizational and human behaviors that work and don’t work with stakeholders of different backgrounds. Success in a sustainability career could well depend upon how prepared a sustainability change agent is to bring their whole person into the process of making the world more sustainable.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.