As a manager, Jonathan Scott tripled productivity, reduced costs by up to 40%, and increased net profits by over 50% at the businesses in which he served. He also pioneered multi-million dollar projects in parts of the world where they previously did not exist and improved one business so much it was later acclaimed (and documented) as ‘the best in the country’. To date, Scott has accumulated over 28 years of work experience in eight different countries, turning around three insolvent businesses along the way (one occurred in a war zone). Now, as an award-winning university lecturer and business educator, he is working to spread the message of industrial sustainability in order to help businesses around the world cut costs, create jobs, and minimize waste.

If you are interested in having Jonathan Scott add to your university curriculum or workplace training program, click onto the Management Education Services icon at the top of this page for information about the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability.

To learn how CIPS helps businesses generate long-term wealth, create jobs and optimize resources (while minimizing environmental degradation) click here or on the logo!



The Sustainable Business .... The Sustainable Business Workbook

Click to download these books free from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

If you missed Jonathan Scott and Walter Stahel at the 6th annual Zurich Business Forum on the 15th and 16th of March (Lorange Institute of Management) you can catch them in Brussels on the 11th of June at the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) 2013 Annual Conference. Click here for details.

Student Internship Program

In conjunction with the Product-Life Institute (Geneva, Switzerland), approximately 10 to 12 carefully vetted students are being offered the chance to enroll in an internship program designed to provide hands-on experience with waste minimization as a means of understanding the importance (and broadness) of sustainable business development.

To date, we have shown over 100 businesses (the majority are SME's) in eleven countries how they can save millions of dollars per year by reducing waste and wasteful practices (a first step toward sustainability).

Would you like to join us?

Qualifications for entry into the internship program include:

  1. maintaining a high grade point average,
  2. successful completion of a basic course in sustainability,
  3. a profound and dedicated interest in the subjects of efficiency, sustainability, and waste elimination,
  4. a willingness to commit to hard work, and,
  5. the proven ability to conduct (and complete) individual assignments as well as perform with others as part of a team.

Please note that this internship program is assignment-based, which means that students are assigned work challenges that are expected to be completed over the course of one year in compliance with a given deadline.

In general, the work involved encompasses two stages.

Stage 1: students are required to conduct research and/or translate research documents, case studies, and education information into other languages for the world's business communities. (students may also be asked to help market, distribute, and promote this material.)
Stage 2: includes the completion of a comprehensive training program that involves conducting efficiency and waste reduction evaluations in a variety of business settings (manufacturing, retail, office, etc...).

The overall purpose of the program is to help businesses help themselves reduce waste and energy needs, cut costs and raw material use (without decreasing quality), and create the potential for job growth -- with the added bonus of reducing pollution and toxic emissions.

Please contact the program director (Jonathan Scott) for more details. Click here for a list of students who have accepted the PLI Internship challenge. Because of their proven interest and commitment they are the first to be selected for this program.