Sustainable Business Series

Monthly Conversation Series in New York City

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our Friday evening conversation series each month during our NYC residency. Held in our classroom space at LMHQ, this is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent experts in the field.
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2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Inclusive Capitalism That Works for Everyone 

Sam Polk, Author, Co-Founder, CEO, Groceryships and Everytable 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Former hedge fund trader Sam Polk is a writer; co-founder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise that sells fresh, delicious meals at prices everyone can afford; and the founder and executive director of Groceryships, a nonprofit that helps low-income families struggling with obesity. Polk graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation. His writing has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and CNBC.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their daughter. For the Love of Money is his first book.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
Friday, May 5, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Environmental Education By Way of Bicycles 

Karen Overton, Executive Director, Recycle A Bicycle
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Karen Overton is the Executive Director of Recycle a Bicycle. Recycle-a-Bicycle started in 1994 when Overton, then working at the transit advocacy group Transportation Alternatives, commandeered a middle school classroom to teach kids how to fix bikes, from patching flat tires to overhauling clunky handlebars. The focus is on recycling and youth job training. Recycle A Bicycle offers programs such as Earn-A-Bike, Green Jobs Training Programs, High School Internships, Recycled Arts Workshops, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Kids Ride Club. In the past year alone, more than 1,000 RAB youth collectively refurbished 500 bicycles, pedaled 24,000 miles, and burned 1,750,000 calories. On average, RAB salvages 1,800 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 45,000 pounds of waste from NYC's landfills. Every purchase from directly supports our youth programs and environmental initiatives.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
Friday, April 21, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Media as a Call to Arms to Combat Climate Change

Jon Meyersohn, Co-Executive Producer, "Years of Living Dangerously"
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Jon Meyersohn is the Co-Executive Producer of "Years of Living Dangerously", a cinematic television series about the effects of climate change airing on National Geographic. Some of his past work experiences include Senior Producer of ABC News "Nightline", Producer/Coordinating Producer of ABC News "20/20", Senior Producer of ABC News "i-Caught", Producer of ABC News "Primetime", Senior Producer of ABC News "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings", and Senior Producer of ABC News "Good Morning America". Seven Emmy Awards for various CBS News and ABC News stories and programs. Meyersohn has received multiple Emmy nominations for individual stories and programs, including 10 Emmy nominations for Nightline for 2013.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
Friday, March 3, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Documentary Storytelling: Environmental Awareness Through the Lens 

John De Graaf, Filmmaker & Executive Director, Take Back Your Time
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
John de Graaf is an author, filmmaker and Executive Director of Take Back Your Time. Fifteen of his documentaries, including the popular special, AFFLUENZA, have been broadcast nationally on PBS. His books include the best-seller AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC, now in its third edition, and WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? His work and speaking engagements involve exploration of the intersection of happiness, work-life balance, consumerism, health and sustainability. He has taught at The Evergreen State College and helped develop the UW Summer School Class "What's the Economy for, Anyway?" in 2007. He is a co-founder of The Happiness Initiative and recently served as an advisor to the government of Bhutan as it development its Gross National Happiness project proposal for the United Nations.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
Monday, February 20, 2017

Hunter Lovins: Creating A Finer Future

REI Soho, 303 Lafayette St., New York, NY  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Page
Sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins will discuss her new book focused on how we can create a “ Finer Future” by shepherding change through large companies and by 
driving community economic development. The evening will be interactive, drawing from audience concerns and expertise. A Professor of Sustainable Management at Bard MBA, Lovins is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions.

Download: Lovins_REIposter.pdf
Friday, February 17, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Restoring the World's Grasslands Through Holistic Management 

Allan Savory, Founder & President, The Savory Institute 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am

Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world.
In the 1960s, while working in Africa on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding the degradation and desertification of grassland ecosystems. In 1992, Savory and his wife, Jody Butterfield, formed the Africa Centre for Holistic Management in Zimbabwe, a learning site for people all over Africa. In 2010, the Centre won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for its work in reversing desertification. In that same year he and his wife, with others, founded the Savory Institute in Boulder, Colorado, to promote large-scale restoration of the world's grasslands.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays: Learn, Code, Inspire, Teach

 

Fereshteh Forough, Founder & CEO, Code to Inspire 
Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and President of Code to Inspire, the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan. Fereshteh was born as an Afghan refugee in Iran. One year after the fall of Taliban, she moved to Herat, Afghanistan with her family where she received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Herat University and later a Master’s degree from Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She taught as a professor in the Computer Science Faculty of Herat University for three years. Fereshteh was a 2013 TED Talks speaker and a 2015 Clinton Global Initiative.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.
 

Download: SBF2017.pdf
  Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Book Talk: Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice with Cary Krosinsky

The Latest in Finance for Impact
Morgan Stanley HQ 1585 Broadway between 47/48th St 27th Floor, E- Boardroom  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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2/1 @ 6pm

THE LATEST IN FINANCE FOR IMPACT: Renowned author and practitioner Cary Krosinsky will talk about his new edited volume Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (Routledge 2016). Co-authored with Sophie Purdom, the book brings a focus on recent innovations in investing for good. The event will be moderated by Bard MBA Director Dr. Eban Goodstein.

Business Meets Sustainability at Bard. We will soon be nine billion people on one planet, each of us aspiring to a good quality of life. Can we meet human needs without destroying the ecological systems and exhausting the natural resources on which our civilization depends? And can we do this while treating workers and communities with justice and respect? Bard's MBA program delivers a world-class education in business fundamentals combined with the tools you need to answer YES to these questions.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Sustainable Business Fridays
Progress: One Local Bite at a Time

Podcast Series  

Danielle Vogel, Owner, Glen’s Garden Market
 

Podcast  7:00 am – 7:00 am
Danielle Vogel, the creator of Glen’s Garden Market, comes from a long line of grocers, stretching back four generations. Before founding Glen’s, Danielle worked in government for ten years, for Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate, as well as for the Department of Justice as an environmental litigator enforcing the Clean Air Act. When the effort to pass comprehensive climate legislation failed, she dedicated herself to finding a new (more incremental) way to address global warming. And thus evolved the idea for Glen’s Garden Market, where Neighbors select from the Chesapeake Bay watershed’s finest produce, meats, poultry, dairy products and specialty foods in a space designed to celebrate seasonality and offer unprecedented access to environmentally sustainable, locally grown foods. Danielle and her team opened a second location in Shaw in December 2015. In this podcast, Bard MBA talks to Danielle about her journey. 

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FRIDAYS:

Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Googleplay. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.
 
Read a transcript of the podcast at GreenBiz.com
 
BARD MBA in SUSTAINABILITY:

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit www.bard.edu/mba.

 SBF poster available for download below. 

 

Download: BardSBF_Fall2016.pdf