FDU Faculty Collaborate to Link Human Resources to the Green Economy

MADISON, NJ (September 29, 2010) —Leaders from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) recently joined forces with the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) to build bridges between the human resources field and the burgeoning green economy. Several members of ISE collaborated on a special issue of “People & Strategy,” HRPS’ journal, on “Transitioning to the Green Economy.”

The special issue of “People & Strategy” has been receiving positive attention and is viewed as a seminal collection of research in the field of human resources and sustainability.

The ISE footprint on this special issue was substantial. Dr. Jeana Wirtenberg, ISE’s co-founder and Senior Advisor, external relations and services, led the effort, serving as the special issue editor and co-writing an article in the issue with two of her ISE colleagues, Drs. Joel Harmon and Kent Fairfield. Harmon serves as the executive director for ISE and is a management professor at FDU. Fairfield is an assistant professor of management at FDU.  Daniel Twomey, D.B.A., Rosemarie Twomey, J.D., and Gerard Farias, Ph.D. collaborated on the article “Human Values and Sustainability: Can Green Swim Upstream?” and ISE senior fellow Jonathan Cloud contributed a book review to the special issue.

“My big thanks go to Jeana,” said Dr. Ed Gubman, executive editor for “People and Strategy,” “for putting together this thought-provoking issue, full of intriguing and necessary insights, research, case studies and book reviews on how business can become more sustainable and the role HR should play in guiding this transformation. We are very fortunate to have her thought leadership on this essential topic.”

The Institute for Sustainable Enterprise was founded in 2005 as an outgrowth of the Center of Human Resource Management Studies in FDU’s Silberman College of Business. It exists to educate current and future leaders of business, government, nonprofit, and education institutions about managing sustainably by focusing on products and processes that add value to organizations and are beneficial to people and the planet.

The special “Transitioning to the Green Economy” issue of “People & Strategy” is available for purchase at www.hrps.org. Contact: Theresa Wojtalewicz at twojtalewicz@hrps.org. For more information about the Special Issue and ISE’s contributions, contact Jeana Wirtenberg at jwirtenb@fdu.edu.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations

Lillian Lukac