Submission Type

Lightning Talk

Session Title

Session 2-3-F: Lightning Talks

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 1:45 PM

End Date

29-5-2019 3:10 PM

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Business and Corporate Communications | Environmental Education | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Organization Development | Sustainability

Abstract

A phenomenological study within the gaming industry is currently being conducted to determine influential indicators within business operations. Based on interviews of executive leadership at global companies, participants disclosed the environmental developments at their organization based on industry norms and the ability to develop/execute environmental initiatives. Four themes emerged: the leader’s ideology and the political climate; the company’s founding principles; support from the industry and/or within the company; and the ability to change industry dynamics. Each leader touched on these four points. Regardless of department type, level of leadership, and the desire to be globally conscious, all participants remarked on their own path towards environmental sustainability.

Consideration for environmental sustainability in the gaming industry should be high as casinos offer a wide range of ways humans engage on their properties. To understand the full ability of businesses to help solve our environmental crisis, we must consider what has already been done to curb global climate change as well as, what types of leaders are able to mobilize all stakeholders.

Keywords

Environmental sustainability, business sustainability, leadership, organizational behavior, culture

Author Bio

Stallar Lufrano-Jardine earned her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012 with a focus on business sustainability. She is currently researching environmental leadership through the doctoral program in the College of Education at UNR. Stallar is also certified as a Climate Reality Project presenter taught by former Vice President Al Gore. She now gives climate presentations to unconventional groups throughout Northern Nevada while leading political action to combat climate change.

Funding Sources

No funding sources.

Competing Interests

No competing interests.

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May 29th, 1:45 PM May 29th, 3:10 PM

Leadership’s Influence on Environmental Sustainability

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

A phenomenological study within the gaming industry is currently being conducted to determine influential indicators within business operations. Based on interviews of executive leadership at global companies, participants disclosed the environmental developments at their organization based on industry norms and the ability to develop/execute environmental initiatives. Four themes emerged: the leader’s ideology and the political climate; the company’s founding principles; support from the industry and/or within the company; and the ability to change industry dynamics. Each leader touched on these four points. Regardless of department type, level of leadership, and the desire to be globally conscious, all participants remarked on their own path towards environmental sustainability.

Consideration for environmental sustainability in the gaming industry should be high as casinos offer a wide range of ways humans engage on their properties. To understand the full ability of businesses to help solve our environmental crisis, we must consider what has already been done to curb global climate change as well as, what types of leaders are able to mobilize all stakeholders.