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George P. Nassos is principal of George P. Nassos & Associates (www.georgepnassos.com), a consulting company focusing on environmental sustainability and renewable energy. He is also president of Sustainable Energy Systems (www.ses-il.com), marketing a new onsite waste-to-energy technology. For 14 years, he was Industry Associate Professor and the Director of the M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability program at Illinois Institute of Technology’s graduate business school until he retired in 2011. He had been teaching the sustainability capstone course since 1997 and, as a result, he has over 300 graduates/disciples preaching environmental and social sustainability worldwide. Research for the capstone course resulted in writing the text book “Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage”, published by John Wiley and Son. He has been given the unofficial title in the Chicago area as “Mr. Sustainability” bestowed on him by the last Chicago Commissioner of the Department of Environment.


Prior to academia, he worked 15 years for Chemical Waste Management, developing unique treatment and disposal technologies including fuel pellets from non-recyclable waste, and 16 years for International Minerals & Chemical Corp. in various managerial positions, the last four years as Managing Director of the company’s German and Dutch subsidiaries. He earned a B.S. (U of Illinois), M.S. and Ph.D (Northwestern U.) all in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Development of the Circular Economy

Development of the Circular Economy
Last month, I talked about the development of the sharing economy. The other relatively new sustaina...
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Development of the Sharing Economy

Development of the Sharing Economy
While teaching sustainability strategies, one of my favorites is called servicizing or dematerializa...
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Change is Critical for Sustainability to Take Hold

Change is Critical for Sustainability to Take Hold
At the turn of the century, Motorola was the largest mobile phone company in the world with an outst...
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The topic of "Change" as it relates to environmental sustainability is one that is challenging and fulfilling at the same time. I... Read More
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The U.S. Ranks Low in Protecting the Environment

The U.S. Ranks Low in Protecting the Environment
There is no question that we must all do more to protect the environment. By "we", I mean everyone i...
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We would be last in land use due to our sprawl.
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Fundamentals of Sustainability Management

Fundamentals of Sustainability Management
FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENTEconomic, Environmental, Social & Technological Factors...
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Natural Gas is Important but Not from "Fracking"

Natural Gas is Important but Not from "Fracking"
The use of natural gas for electricity generation has become very important as the combustion of nat...
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Helpful comments . For what it's worth , if your business needs to fill out a CA DWC Form RFA , my husband found a fillable form h... Read More
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We Have an Obligation to Provide for the Future

We Have an Obligation to Provide for the Future
​Five years ago, I wrote an article titled "Why Are We Spending Our Future?" where I presented a fin...
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Population Growth and Its Future Impact on All Environmental Issues

​Over the past several years, there have been many news articles about climate change. They deal wit...
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Why We Need Nuclear Power

Why We Need Nuclear Power
​We continue to read about climate change, its potential impact in the next 20 to 30 years or more, ...
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Nuclear power is not clean and is not carbon-neutral (you have to look at the entire fuel cycle). It's also unsafe, unstable, vuln... Read More
Friday, 19 February 2016 3:03 AM
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ShelHorowitz, what is the name of the book you published? Thanks
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A Possible Solution for the Illegal Immigration Problem

I had written a small note about the immigration problem over five years ago, but as it is an even m...
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The Most Important Environmental Issue: Climate Change or Water?

The Most Important Environmental Issue: Climate Change or Water?
As most people are aware, COP21 just ended with a Paris Agreement committing the world to a maximum increase of 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels but ideally capping the increase at 1.5°C (2.7°F). The heart of the agreement consisted of pledges by 184 nations to reduce their emissions to an annual global total of 55 gigatons by 2030. However, in order to achieve just the 2°C target, the reduction must be down to 40 gigatons. While this meeting is considered the most successful in curbing climate change, there is still some doubt as to whether the goals will be achieved. The...
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I find this question to be a false dichotomy and duality. The issues are so intertwined as to be essentially inseparable in my min... Read More
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It is the either or mentality that would cause a person to ask such a question that is part of what we must come to grips with if ... Read More
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The article isn't saying "pick one" its saying that there are different solutions when you look at both issues. One one hand, you ... Read More
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Are We Heading for a Collapse of Life on Earth?

Are We Heading for a Collapse of Life on Earth?
About 70 years ago, researchers conducted an experiment on St. Matthews Island, a small island in th...
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We Need to Adopt More Old Technologies for Climate Change

We Need to Adopt More Old Technologies for Climate Change
There is no question that climate change must be addressed as quickly as possible before it is too l...
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Comment on the Papal Encyclical: “Laudato Si”

Comment on the Papal Encyclical: “Laudato Si”
There are many problems we are seeing in this world today. We have the ISIS situation in the Middle ...
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How Sustainability Improves Shareholder Value

How Sustainability Improves Shareholder Value
  One of the most important objectives, if not the most important, of a CEO has always been to enhance the shareholder value of the company. Today, CEOs are also concerned with implementing a sustainability strategy in the operations of the company. But there is often a resistance as sustainability, often referred to ESG (environmental accountability, social responsibility, and corporate governance) by institutional investors, may require an investment without an assurance of an associated return.   The question then becomes what is the impact of ESG on the stock price? It is obvious that investor perceptions and behavior directly affect the stock...
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Excellent post. May we know the identity of "widely-recognized investment research company"? Thank you.
Friday, 18 September 2015 12:12 PM
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Ativo Capital
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