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Mount panel discusses sustainable business practices

November 07, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

At the recent Mount Saint Mary College panel of sustainable business practices, left to right: Moira Tolan, professor of Business and graduate program coordinator; Tracey Niemotko, chair of the School of Business and professor of Accounting; Thomas Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of Finance; Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor; Veronica McMillan, assistant professor of Healthcare Management; and Anthony Scardillo, assistant professor of Marketing.

At the recent Mount Saint Mary College panel of sustainable business practices, left to right: Moira Tolan, professor of Business and graduate program coordinator; Tracey Niemotko, chair of the School of Business and professor of Accounting; Thomas Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of Finance; Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor; Veronica McMillan, assistant professor of Healthcare Management; and Anthony Scardillo, assistant professor of Marketing.

 

Six Mount Saint Mary College School of Business professors recently discussed how businesses and firms can elevate society through sustainable business practices.

The professors on the panel were Tracey Niemotko, chair of the School of Business and professor of Accounting; Moira Tolan, professor of Business and graduate program coordinator; Thomas Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of Finance; Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and Pre-Law advisor; Veronica McMillan, assistant professor of Healthcare Management; and Anthony Scardillo, assistant professor of Marketing.

Sustainability is “critical to our success, and to the growth and development that we want to see in our society,” said Tolan. “If we embrace sustainability, it means we don’t waste as much, and that we do things more efficiently.”

Not only are sustainable business practices good for the environment, but also for the bottom line, Tolan explained: “We’re going to have few expenses if we’re less wasteful.”

She added, “We want to be profitable, but we also want to save the environment for future generations and appreciate what God has given us. So everyone needs to talk about this in all disciplines.”

The talk was webcast on the Catholic Internet Television Network. This network is part of the Catholic Worker movement, which helps those in need to lift themselves out of poverty.

The Mount professors first presented on the subject of sustainability at the Dominican Colloquium in Providence, R.I., in June 2018.  

“We have since been utilizing it for classes and other scholarship,” noted Fox.