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Sustainable Business Fridays: CSR: A Practioner's Perspective

Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Luff joined Hess in August 2007 and established formal Social Responsibility and Philanthropy functions within the company.

Before joining Hess, she was senior director of Global Philanthropy for Pfizer Inc where she set strategy and led the teams that developed flagship programs in global health for the company and its foundation: the International Trachoma Initiative, the Diflucan Partnership Program, Global Health Fellows, the Infectious Diseases Institute, Connect HIV, Community Health Ventures and Regional Health Partnerships. She also represented Pfizer on philanthropy and global health issues with the media, public officials, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations and other external stakeholders. Luff was also previously with CARE, the humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.

Luff Serves on the board of Philanthropy New York and on the global advisory council of Cornerstone Capital Group. She has served on the boards of Grantmakers in Health and Accordia (formerly the Academic Alliance Foundation for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa).

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January 9
12-1PM EST
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Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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Sustainable Business Fridays: The Solutions Project with Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson

Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The main goal of Jacobson's research is to understand physical, chemical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere better in order to solve atmospheric problems, such as global warming and urban air pollution, with improved scientific insight and more accurate predictive tools. He also evaluates the atmospheric and health effects of proposed energy- and transportation solutions to global warming and air pollution, maps renewable energy resources, and studies optimal methods of integrating renewable electricity into the grid.

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January 30
12-1PM EST
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Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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National Climate Seminar: Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Albee B102

Howard C. Kunreuther is the James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences and Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. He has a long-standing interest in ways that society can better manage low-probability, high-consequence events related to technological and natural hazards. Professor Kunreuther is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, receiving the Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2001. He recently served on the National Academy of Science / National Research Council’s panel on Increasing National Resilience to Hazards and Disasters. He also served on the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) as part of the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) and the report released by the New York City Mayor's Office in June 2013. He is a Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Assessment Report, Working Group 3, Chapter 2, “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies.” Dr. Kunreuther served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Insurance and Asset Management for 2011-2012, and in 2009-2010 was co-chair of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Leadership and Innovation for Reducing Risks from Natural Disasters. His recent books include At War with the Weather (with Erwann Michel-Kerjan) (MIT Press, 2009, paperback, 2011), winner of the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association in 2011; Learning from Catastrophes: Strategies for Reaction and Response (with Michael Useem) (Financial Times Press, 2010); and Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry” (with Mark Pauly and Stacey McMorrow) (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

www.wharton.upenn.edu/riskcenter/


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Sustainable Business Fridays: Carbon War Room and More with Peter Boyd

Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Peter has just finished serving as Launch Director then COO of the Carbon War Room (recently awarded NGO of the Year at the Business Green Leadership Awards). At CWR, Peter led projects delivering business solutions to climate change across transport, buildings, and (island) energy systems.

Peter has over 15 years of strategy, marketing and general management experience from Virgin Group; more recently serving as CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa and VP Marketing of Virgin Mobile USA. After graduating from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Peter started his career with McKinsey & Co. (in London, India and South Africa).

In parallel to working with the B Team, Peter serves as an ongoing advisor to the World Bank, UK Department of Energy & Climate Change and fast-growth companies, and is a member of the board of trustees at Earthplace in his home town of Westport, CT.

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February 6
12-1PM EST
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Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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Sustainable Business Fridays: Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance with Kristen B. Sullivan from Deloitte

Friday, March 6, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kristen Sullivan leads the Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance services for Deloitte US. She brings extensive experience in sustainability risk assessment, reporting and assurance. Kristen also leads Deloitte US’s efforts in social impact investing. She serves on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Working Group, and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) task force.


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March 6
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program.
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