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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Tools for Measuring Sustainability

Tools for Measuring Sustainability - Professional Development Workshop

May 19, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm

Workshop Overview:

How does your business measure and account for sustainability?

Join The Ohio State University for a workshop on implementing, measuring and evaluating your company’s sustainability efforts.

The workshop is designed to facilitate collaboration between sustainability professionals. Our goal is to introduce businesses to several emerging sustainability tools, including ecosystem services, materiality assessment and life-cycle assessment.


Workshop Goals:

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Critical ecosystem services affected by business decisions and supply chain management.
  • Methods that can be used to value changes in ecosystem services.
  • Emerging tools that businesses can use to analyze sustainability efforts.
  • Efforts that businesses have undertaken to evaluate sustainability in their operations.

You will leave the workshop with knowledge of the tools that you can use in your work to measure the impact of the sustainability practices that your business or organization engages in.


The Ohio State University
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Download parking permit

Parking is available across Fred Taylor Drive in the Bill Davis Stadium Lot. All visitors must display a printed copy of the parking permit on your dash unless you have an Ohio State University hang tag.


Department of Agricutural, Environmental, and Development Economics
School of Environment and Natural Resources

Environmental Policy Initiative

All estimated carbon emissions from participants in this workshop are being offset thanks to a generous donation of carbon credits purchased from The Nature Conservancy.


Please contact Nicole Pierron Rasul, Communications and Outreach Manager, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at or 614-688-1323 if you have any questions or if you would like additional information.

Image: The solar array on top of The Ohio State University's Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC). Credit: OSU Office of Energy and the Environment.