Sustainability Events

Upcoming Events

The Hudson: A River at Risk

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Campus Center, Weis Cinema
On Tuesday February 16th at 6pm, The Bard Center for Environmental Policy, The Bard Environmental and Urban Studies Department, and the Bard College Sustainability Council present a screening of three short films collectively titled The Hudson: A RIver at Risk by Jon Bowermaster. Discussion to follow with the filmmaker.

Jon has been making documentary films about water for years and recently played a large role in galvanizing advocacy for New York's anti-fracking movement with his film Dear Gov. Cuomo and he is now at work on a new film addressing federal policy on the issue called Dear Mr. President.

Regarding The Hudson: A River at Risk, Jon writes on the site hudsonriveratrisk.com, "Specifically we wanted to take a close-up look at three distinct risks: The so-called “bomb trains” carrying a highly explosive gas and oil mix along the riverside from the shale fields of North Dakota to Albany and to Philadelphia; the 50-year-old nuclear power plant at Indian Point, which continues to operate even as its infrastructure ages; and the rebuilding of the Tappan Zee Bridge, currently the largest construction project in North American with a potential to create serious environmental harm if not closely monitored."

The screening is free but please register on Eventbrite to reserve a seat.
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Bard MBA in Sustainability: February Residency

Friday, February 19, 2016 – Monday, February 22, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, February 19, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series 
Speaker Michael H. Shuman author of  The Local Economy Solution:  How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity -- a great opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent experts in the field and interact with the Bard MBA's students, faculty, and alumni. RSVP for the talk with light snacks, beer and wine provided by Impact Hub NYC.

Saturday, February 20, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
 
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Business Pollinators: The Next Wave of Economic Development

Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our conversation series on Friday evenings 6:00 - 8:00 pm during the Bard MBA residency each month. Held at Impact Hub NYC, this is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent experts in the field and interact with the Bard MBA's students, faculty, and alumni. 

On Friday February 19th, 2016  we will be speaking with Michael H. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur.  He’s also an adjunct instructor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and at the Post-Carbon Institute, and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).  He has authored, coauthored, or edited nine books.  His most recent book, which just published by Chelsea Green in May 2015, is The Local Economy Solution:  How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity.   

The tentative schedule for these events will be networking, book talk, more networking with light fare and drink provided by Impact Hub NYC.

Admission is free for Bard MBA students, faculty, alumni, and Impact Hub members and $10 for outside guests.

Please RSVP via Impact Hub and Eventbrite.
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Hunter Lovins: After Paris, The World Needs New York: The Next Step to Save the Future

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, University of Albany, Campus Center Assembly Hall
The next big step towards a stable climate must come from leading states and regions. New York's business and finance leadership, tradition of innovation in public policy, and the sheer size of its footprint provide a foundation to spearhead the global transition to a clean-energy, low-carbon future. Green business pioneer Hunter Lovins will discuss the business and political opportunities for New York to step into a global leadership role in building a sustainable economy. Open to the public. Free.

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Sustainable Business Fridays: Ending World Hunger and Poverty while Caring for the Earth

Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On February 26th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International about Heifer's initiatives for addressing hunger and poverty while helping to reinforce and build local communities in the process.

Pierre Ferrari was born in the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of Congo). Ferrari received a master’s degree in economics from The University of Cambridge and a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He joined Heifer with more than 40 years of business experience at companies like Coca-Cola USA, CARE and the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund.

"Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses."

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Ending World Hunger and Poverty while Caring for the Earth

Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On February 26th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International about Heifer's initiatives for addressing hunger and poverty while helping to reinforce and build local communities in the process.

Pierre Ferrari was born in the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of Congo). Ferrari received a master’s degree in economics from The University of Cambridge and a Master's of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He joined Heifer with more than 40 years of business experience at companies like Coca-Cola USA, CARE and the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund.

"Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses."

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Philanthropic Investments and Strategies

Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 4th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Director of Social Impact, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. Rina leads the Center’s philanthropic investments and strategy to connect one million micro-entrepreneurs to the formal economy by 2020.

Before joining the Center, Rina was a tech entrepreneur who started and sold ESG Analytics – a socially responsible investment and analytical software firm.  Before founding the company, she served in global business development roles at the European private equity firm Adveq and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland. Rina was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2013, and is also a founding member of the New Innovators Council at the World Resources Institute. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where she teaches a graduate-level course in responsible investing.  Kupferschmid-Rojas holds an M.A. and B.A in Communications and Management from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Philanthropic Investments and Strategies

Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On March 4th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Director of Social Impact, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. Rina leads the Center’s philanthropic investments and strategy to connect one million micro-entrepreneurs to the formal economy by 2020.

Before joining the Center, Rina was a tech entrepreneur who started and sold ESG Analytics – a socially responsible investment and analytical software firm.  Before founding the company, she served in global business development roles at the European private equity firm Adveq and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland. Rina was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2013, and is also a founding member of the New Innovators Council at the World Resources Institute. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where she teaches a graduate-level course in responsible investing.  Kupferschmid-Rojas holds an M.A. and B.A in Communications and Management from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Hudson Valley Campus Open House

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center
Join us at Bard College in the Hudson Valley for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our Hudson Valley campus located at 30 Campus Rd. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions.


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Bard MBA in Sustainability: March Residency

Friday, March 11, 2016 – Monday, March 14, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

PUBLIC EVENTS:
Friday, March 11, 6-8PM
Sustainable Business Series 
Pursuing Sustainability in the Anthropocene Age with Ron Meissen Ph.D., Senior Director Sustainability, Baxter International, Inc. -- a great opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent experts in the field and interact with the Bard MBA's students, faculty, and alumni. RSVP for the talk with light snacks, beer and wine provided by Impact Hub NYC.

Saturday, March 12, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

Prospective students please email Caitlin O'Donnell with any additional questions and to RSVP to Saturday's classes.

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
 
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Pursuing Sustainability in the Anthropocene Age

Friday, March 11, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our conversation series on Friday evenings 6:00 - 8:00 pm during the Bard MBA residency each month. Held at Impact Hub NYC, this is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent experts in the field and interact with the Bard MBA's students, faculty, and alumni. 

On Friday March 11th, 2016  we will be hosting Ron Meissen Ph.D., Senior Director Sustainability, Baxter International Inc.  A 40-year veteran of corporate sustainability, Ron will give a high level overview, brief attention to global climate issues and then highlight some of Baxter's current corporate sustainability initiative's.

The tentative schedule for these events will be networking, lecture/discussion, more networking with light fare and drink provided by Impact Hub NYC.

Admission is free for Bard MBA students, faculty, alumni, and Impact Hub members and $10 for outside guests.

Please RSVP via Impact Hub and Eventbrite.
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Sustainable Business Fridays: Western Union's Shared Value Journey

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

On March 18th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Talya Bosch, Vice President, Social Ventures, Internal Communications and Global Events, Western Union about the company's shared value journey. 

Talya heads the Western Union Global Engagement Team within the corporate communications function. She leads efforts to leverage the 164-year-old company’s assets – including shared value products, responsible operations, cause-related marketing, data and thought leadership – for greater business and social impact.

Previously, Talya helped conceive and implement Western Union’s Our World, Our Family® program, a five year, $50 million commitment to creating global economic opportunity. Recognized as best-in-class with numerous awards, including the prestigious Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Excellence Award, Our World, Our Family® touched more than five million lives.

Believing that the strongest brands and social movements are built from the inside out, Talya also leads WU’s global corporate internal communications and events. Her team focuses on engaging employees in WU’s customer-centric, purpose-driven culture through a variety of special initiatives and regular communications channels.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Western Union's Shared Value Journey

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

On March 18th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Talya Bosch, Vice President, Social Ventures, Internal Communications and Global Events, Western Union about the company's shared value journey. 

Talya heads the Western Union Global Engagement Team within the corporate communications function. She leads efforts to leverage the 164-year-old company’s assets – including shared value products, responsible operations, cause-related marketing, data and thought leadership – for greater business and social impact.

Previously, Talya helped conceive and implement Western Union’s Our World, Our Family® program, a five year, $50 million commitment to creating global economic opportunity. Recognized as best-in-class with numerous awards, including the prestigious Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Excellence Award, Our World, Our Family® touched more than five million lives.

Believing that the strongest brands and social movements are built from the inside out, Talya also leads WU’s global corporate internal communications and events. Her team focuses on engaging employees in WU’s customer-centric, purpose-driven culture through a variety of special initiatives and regular communications channels.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Pratt Industries Recycling: Harvesting the Urban Forest

Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 1st, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Michelle Wiseman, Procurement Representative at Pratt Recycling.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Pratt Industries Recycling: Harvesting the Urban Forest

Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 1st, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Michelle Wiseman, Procurement Representative at Pratt Recycling.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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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Bard MBA in Sustainability: April Residency

Friday, April 8, 2016 – Monday, April 11, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Reem-Kayden Center
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week-- or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

Saturday, April 9th, 12-4PM
Attend Bard MBA Classes! 
On Saturday's we invite prospective students to eat lunch with current students, attend a class, ask questions of admissions staff, and have coffee with Director Eban Goodstein.  

This event will be held at our Hudson Valley campus.

Directions may be downloaded below by clicking on the file link or here on our website.


Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.

 
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Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability:
Open House in New York City

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, New York City
Join us in New York City for an Open House hosted by the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. Admissions staff, faculty, and current students will be on hand to provide an overview of the programs offered, answer questions, and share tips on how to make your application stand out. 

REGISTER HERE

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at ImpactHub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.


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Sustainable Business Fridays: Impact Investing, Women’s Leadership and Financial Literacy

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 29th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Silda Wall Spitzer, Director and Principal, New World Capital Group, focusing primarily on business development and deal origination for both growth and infrastructure project investments and works to support the Firm’s portfolio companies. She also serves as a member of the NewWorld Infrastructure Team.

Before NewWorld, she was a Managing Director at Metropolitan Capital Advisors, an investment firm focusing on value opportunities, where she led strategic and business development.

Prior to Metropolitan Capital, Ms. Wall Spitzer served as First Lady of New York State.  In that role, she worked to support the Administration’s goal of reducing fossil energy consumption 15% by 2015 with her initiatives promoting green buildings, alternative energy, and local food sources. Her I LIVE NY program engaged constituents to create livable communities and sustainable jobs.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Impact Investing, Women’s Leadership and Financial Literacy

Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 29th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Silda Wall Spitzer, Director and Principal, New World Capital Group, focusing primarily on business development and deal origination for both growth and infrastructure project investments and works to support the Firm’s portfolio companies. She also serves as a member of the NewWorld Infrastructure Team.

Before NewWorld, she was a Managing Director at Metropolitan Capital Advisors, an investment firm focusing on value opportunities, where she led strategic and business development.

Prior to Metropolitan Capital, Ms. Wall Spitzer served as First Lady of New York State.  In that role, she worked to support the Administration’s goal of reducing fossil energy consumption 15% by 2015 with her initiatives promoting green buildings, alternative energy, and local food sources. Her I LIVE NY program engaged constituents to create livable communities and sustainable jobs.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Macy's Systems & Technology: Managing Change and Developing Human Capital

Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On May 6th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Latrice Ross, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Macy's Systems & Technology.

Macy's Systems and Technology (MST) was formed in 1985 to consolidate the diverse data processing operations of Macy's, Inc. (Macy's). Long recognized in the retail industry for its leadership position in technology, MST provides an integrated line of high-performance retail, electronic commerce, and data warehouse systems for use at all levels within Macy's. MST uses a mix of Internet, wireless, client/server, midrange, and mainframe technologies to meet Macy's business needs. MST management works closely with department store divisions, the corporate office and merchandise vendors to identify new opportunities and ensure that Macy's systems can adapt to changing business conditions.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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: Macy's Systems & Technology: Managing Change and Developing Human Capital

Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On May 6th, Bard MBA in Sustainability will be speaking with Latrice Ross, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Macy's Systems & Technology.

Macy's Systems and Technology (MST) was formed in 1985 to consolidate the diverse data processing operations of Macy's, Inc. (Macy's). Long recognized in the retail industry for its leadership position in technology, MST provides an integrated line of high-performance retail, electronic commerce, and data warehouse systems for use at all levels within Macy's. MST uses a mix of Internet, wireless, client/server, midrange, and mainframe technologies to meet Macy's business needs. MST management works closely with department store divisions, the corporate office and merchandise vendors to identify new opportunities and ensure that Macy's systems can adapt to changing business conditions.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in podcast series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

Dial in: 845-746-2287 (no need to enter a pin to join the call)

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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Bard MBA in Sustainability: May Residency

Friday, May 13, 2016 – Monday, May 16, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Impact HUB NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
The Bard MBA program is structured around monthly Weekend Residencies with regular online instruction in between. This low-residency design allows full-time Bard MBA students to continue working up to 30 hours a week-- or to complete multiple internships over the two-year course of their study. The part-time program, completed over three years, accommodates students working 40 hours a week or more. Residencies are held once a month over four-day (Fri-Mon) weekends for full-time students and three-day weekends for part-time students.

This event will be held in our New York City classroom located at Impact Hub NYC, 394 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Email Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.


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