EC3 Global expert to address sustainability conference
One of the world's foremost experts on sustainable development,
Michael Duggan from EC3 Global, will be presenting at the
International Sustainable Development Research Conference in the
United Kingdom next week. His address will examine the
future-role of decentralised global organisations in creating and
implementing sustainability education programs.
As part of his speaking tour, Michael will be presenting at the
Design Hotels Arena 2012 conference in Germany where he will
discuss the travelling public's demand for not only environmentally
sustainable tourism, but for tourism businesses to act more
responsibly and ethically towards the local community in which they
In his role as General Manager of Sustainability at EC3 Global,
this is a topic that Michael addresses every day with the company's
1300 EarthCheck members in more than 70 countries.
"As we near the end of the United Nation's Decade of Education
for Sustainable Development in 2014, it is important to reflect
upon what has been achieved during the period and how facilitation
of education for sustainable development (EfSD) can contribute to
an improved future," said Mr Duggan.
He said decentralised global networks face a number of
challenges in EfSD that effect the way in which they deliver
Large tourism and hotel chains are essentially decentralised
businesses by the very nature of their many linked, yet
independently run properties.
"Decentralised global networks report a high level of governance
and accountability and a need for their programs to be relevant to
stakeholders in an evolving age of education and communication.
"Funding and economic resilience, strength of networks and
levels of collaboration combined the organisation's relationship
with the community are also key factors," he said.
Michael says the way in which these barriers are overcome and
new opportunities are embraced will impact upon anyone engaging in
sustainability learning, including businesses, schools,
not-for-profit organisations, government and community groups.
In his presentation, Michael presents research which leads to a
theoretical framework that enables organisations to set clear
organisational, or project specific, directions and
methodologies. Ultimately, the framework will be used
by decentralised organisations to increase their success rates,
scalability, and delivery of sustainability projects.
Further media information:
Susan Sullivan, Public Relations for EC3 Global email@example.com
- + 61 412 365 122
Michael Duggan, General Manager Sustainability EC3Global - firstname.lastname@example.org
- + 61 7 3238 1900
About Michael Duggan
General Manager, Sustainability at EC3 Global, Michael Duggan is
an experienced project manager/director, consultant, and trainer
having both managed multi-disciplinary teams of professionals and
worked personally as a consultant with a variety of companies and
government departments. Michael is a former Member of the
Board of Directors of the Australian Green Development Forum (AGDF)
and an Industry Fellow with the University of Southern Queensland's
Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development (ACSBD).
He is a frequently sought after speaker and facilitator of
professional events on sustainability. In 2011, Michael was named
to a global list of the 100 Top Sustainability Professionals (ABC