AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 109
Sustainability Measures and Metrics: Changing the World Through Transparency

intermediate | 1.34 CM Points/ 8 Contact Hours/ 1.0 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 35


Stewardship and Sustainability

This PDC will focus on the history, current and best practices for measuring and reporting sustainable business practices including:

  • History and context of sustainability measures (1999 through 2007): the history of the GRI guidelines and individual corporate measurements of sustainability practices are reviewed and the basics of sustainability are displayed.
  • Current practices and directions: the history of one company’s work in this realm.
  • The new stewardship counsel and G4 Guidelines: the work of AIHA and Tellus/Ceres and their applicability to IH performance.
  • Workshop: Developing sustainability measures: participants will work together to apply some practices and discuss their experiences.
  • The future of Sustainability Measures and Metrics: looking beyond sustainable development to regenerative development – A case study of one company’s efforts to move beyond sustainable business practices.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Provide a historical perspective of sustainability practices.
  • Discuss state of the art practices and applications of sustainability metrics.
  • Cite examples of common practices and efforts to move beyond current practices.


  • History and context of sustainability measures
  • Current practices and directions
  • The new Stewardship Counsel and G4 guidelines
  • Skill building workshop
  • The future of sustainability measures and metrics

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Workshops

Sponsoring Committee:
Stewardship and Sustainability

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download