CSBA:SESSIONS hosted by Barry Bursak & Burt Klein

Greenwashing: businesses are racing to capitalize on opportunities in sustainability, but how can a true eco-preneur stay ahead? From battling greenwashing’s affect on client relations to deciding what products to use/carry, meet two green business leaders who’ve faced their competitors and taken action. Discuss with a small group of other CSBA members and come up with strategies to help your business.

With Barry Bursak, a long time eco-preneur who protested Whole Foods’ product choices— then was hired as their consultant, and Burt Klein, whose cutting-edge work with Hunter Lovins on the triple-bottom line has produced many copycats.

Lunch provided, deliciously sponsored by City Provisions.

Barry Bursak

Barry Bursak is a Chicago consultant specializing in sustainable design including furniture and interiors. He also created the plan for the development of the Green Exchange, a center for sustainable businesses opening in January 2009.

Burt Klein
President, PortionPac Chemical Corporation

Burt Klein is President of PortionPac Chemical Corporation. Founded In 1964, PortionPac pioneered high concentrate detergent formulations, portion control packaging and environmentally sustainable programs. Dozens of concepts from safer chemicals to color coded products and formal custodial education were introduced to the janitorial and plant maintenance industry through PortionPac. Burt was born in Chicago and after graduation from the University of Illinois he worked for the Chicago Board of Trade ensuring that member firms had sufficient capital and led a team that enhanced the financial surveillance systems. Before working for PortionPac, he was Chief Financial Officer of Sheridan Investments, a money management firm in Chicago, during their four-fold growth in managed assets. Burt is a frequent speaker about sustainable business. He has been invited to speak the at the Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award ceremony, America’s Small Business Development Center Network and the School Nutrition Association. He currently is on the Board of the Industrial Council of Near West Chicago, Foresight Design Initiative and the University of Illinois’ Family Business Council.

Important Notes

  • Event is limited to 8 seats.
  • This event is open to active CSBA Members, who have applied and paid dues, only. Learn more about membership.
  • Cancellation Policy: All CSBA events require a minimum 72 business hour advance notice of cancellation. Events may be changed and are subject to cancellation by the CSBA.

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