Business Stepping Up: The Lovins Series

Monthly Conversation Series in New York City

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

The Business Stepping Up series is currently a featured series on Huffington Post. Check back regularly for the latest article.

Huffington Post Business Stepping Up Series:
Business Stepping Up: The Principles of Sustainable Management
Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future

Business Stepping Up: Episode III: New Rules in the Era of Sustainable Marketing
Business Stepping Up: Episode IV: Consulting for Change
Business Stepping Up: Episode V: Leading Change in Organizations

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2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Imagining a Finer Future

A Conversation with Hunter Lovins & Bill McKibben
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 Imagining a Finer Future | Hunter Lovins and Bill McKibben | Book Launch + Discussion 
Join author and sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins and climate leader + Founder of 350.org Bill McKibben for a discussion on our collective future: how can we transform business on to a sustainable path? Hunter Lovins has recently published A Finer Future which gathers the evidence and delivers the essential blueprint for an economy that will rally communities, companies, and countries to create a world that works for 100% of humanity.
We will soon be ten billion people on this one planet, and yet, it is not too late. This is a time of extraordinary peril, but also one of extraordinary promise. Hear from Lovins and McKibben on their vision for the future, and come ready to share your own vision.L. Hunter Lovins is the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 40 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide. Lovins is the author of, Natural Capitalism, and The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism To Save Our Economic AssHer latest book is entitled A Finer Future.
Bill McKIbben is Founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org and is the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’ and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute. He has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and his most recent, Oil and Honey.A book signing by Hunter Lovins will take place at the conclusion of the event. Copies of A Finer Future will also be available for sale. Seating is limited and a ticket is required. Light refreshments provided. Contact Caitlin O'Donnell with any questions.
 <<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Connecting with Change-Makers: Impact Careers + Networking

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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 Networking in the sustainability space means building relationships for social impact. Join Bard MBA in Sustainability Director Eban Goodstein who will lead an interactive evening featuring career search stories, lightening round networking, and concrete strategies to meet the people who can help you change the future. 

Featured panelists will include: Brooke Forde, MBA '14 | Project Manager, CBRE Nour Shaikh, MBA '14 | Vice President and Head of Operational Excellence, ING NY Light refreshments provided.Limited seating.<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August Forum: The Community-Driven Sustainable Economy 

In Conversation with Hunter Lovins
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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 How can an individual drive sustainable economic development in a city of 10 MILLION?

On August 23rd, join Hunter Lovins, global sustainability pioneer and Founder of Natural Capital Solutions, to explore the power and potential of local action on sustainable business growth and community development. 

In our busy 21st century, technology-bound lives, the idea of community is in some ways diminishing. Why do there seem to be modern dimensions of life that actually reduce the importance of local communities? Are we distorting the very meaning of life when local communities are set up to feed larger societal systems?

As part of this forum, Hunter will introduce us to LASER - Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal. The LASER platform’s purpose is to create wealth that provides people with long term economic security and the ability of future generations to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Real wealth is inextricably linked to the satisfaction of our human needs and overall well-being. The LASER approach provides a structure for how individuals and organizations can impact economic advancement within their communities and sustainably improve the lives of others.

It may be easy to get lost in the speed and vastness of New York City, but there are powerful tools and techniques for individuals to discover what community really means and first-handedly drive economic and social impact in this concrete jungle.
We look forward to seeing you at the August forum with Hunter!

We are excited to be partnering with GreenHomeNYC for this event!

Light refreshments provided.
Limited seating.<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Impact Report: Utilizing Kinetic Energy to Democratize Power

Jessica O. Matthews, Founder + CEO, Uncharted Power
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am

Listen to podcast here.

THE IMPACT REPORT
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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 bard.edu/mba.

Download: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
  Friday, May 4, 2018

The Impact Report: Beyond Politics: A Private Governance Response to Climate Change

Michael Vandenbergh & Jonathan Gilligan, Authors
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Listen to podcast Here

THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Impact Report: S'well Proves Sustainability Can Be Stylish

Sarah Kauss, Founder + CEO, S'well
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Listen to podcast Here

THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
  Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Local Economy Solution: Driving Sustainability through Decentralized Economy Building + Local Investing

Business Stepping Up: The Lovins Series
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 As President Trump pursues a regressive, isolationist agenda, business is stepping up to address climate change, promote equality and protect human rights, and create economic opportunity. Join sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins for a conversation series with industry experts to explore this shift in progressive business leadership.

Our April Business Stepping Up conversation will feature Michael Shuman, local economies expert and professor of Sustaining Mission at Bard's MBA in Sustainability. He will be discussing the movement towards economy localization, the growth of the "Small-Mart" Revolution, and what this all means in a sustainable business context.

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics. 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 is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding. He has authored, coauthored, or edited nine books. His most recent book, published by Chelsea Green in May 2015, is The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity. One of his previous books, The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), received as bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006. A prolific speaker, Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly to local governments and universities, for the past 30 years in nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen countries.

Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host the Business Stepping Up Series monthly in downtown Manhattan featuring Hunter Lovins in discussion with Bard MBA faculty and alumni who are part of this business revolution.
 Follow along with Business Stepping Up in the monthly Huffington Post column previewing that month's event: Business Stepping Up: The Principles of Sustainable Management Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future Leading Change in OrganizationsLight refreshments provided.
Limited seating.<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Friday, April 6, 2018

The Impact Report: Building Construction with a Conscious

Casey Grey, CEO, The Conscious Builder
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Listen to podcast Here

THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
Friday, March 16, 2018

The Impact Report: Allagash Brews Sustainability Into Their Operations

Luke Truman, Manager of Facilities and Major Systems and Sustainability Lead, Allagash Brewing Company
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Luke Truman was born, raised, and educated in Wyoming.  He has been with Allagash Brewing Company for 6 years in the mechanical department, and is the Manager of Facilities and Major Systems and the Sustainability Lead.  He has been doing sustainability work at Allagash for over 5 years, and running the program for 2 and a half.  Luke is a member of the Brewers Association's Sustainability Subcommittee.  He is also involved in local climate activism through the Portland Climate Action Team (PCAT).  Luke prefers outdoors to indoors, facts to alternative facts, and beer to liquor.

Listen to podcast Here

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THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
  Thursday, March 15, 2018

Using Data to Disrupt Business as Usual | Big Data and Sustainability

Business Stepping Up: The Lovins Series
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 As President Trump pursues a regressive, isolationist agenda, business is stepping up to address climate change, promote equality and protect human rights, and create economic opportunity. Join sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins for a conversation series with industry experts to explore this shift in progressive business leadership.

Our March Business Stepping Up conversation will feature JD Capuano, Senior Strategist with Third Partners and Professor of Data, Analytics, and Decisions at Bard's MBA in Sustainability. He will be discussing how big data has transformed business decision making and how companies are using data to measure their progress towards climate change action.

JD Capuano is a Senior Strategist with Third Partners, a sustainability consultancy focused on responsible business strategy, data science and marketing. JD works with clients on sustainability strategy and data projects across industries at Fortune 500 and privately-held companies. He does some independent strategy consulting on business process optimization and marketing science. JD co-founded and led Closed Loop Advisors, a data-driven sustainability management consultancy, from 2011 until 2016. Prior to his work in sustainability, JD spent nearly a decade in global business analytics at Schering-Plough (now Merck). At Schering-Plough, his responsibilities ranged from coding and analyzing big data sets to being a dedicated in-house management consultant for VPs in marketing and sales. His career began pioneering a role that maximized use of the internet to grow business at a mid-sized recruiting firm. JD has consulted at an executive level on strategic and operational challenges for over a decade, striking a balance between innovation and practicality while planning and implementing projects. He speaks at sustainability and technology events, has been recognized by Crain’s New York, and his work has been cited in Bloomberg Businessweek. JD has been involved with a number of nonprofit programs focused on the environment and civic engagement.

Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host the Business Stepping Up Series monthly in downtown Manhattan featuring Hunter Lovins in discussion with Bard MBA faculty and alumni who are part of this business revolution.
 Follow along with Business Stepping Up in the monthly Huffington Post column previewing that month's event: Business Stepping Up: The Principles of Sustainable Management Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future Leading Change in OrganizationsLight refreshments provided.
Limited seating.<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Impact Report: Using Art to Promote Sustainable Behaviors and Lifestyles

Anne De Carbuccia, Artist+Creator, One Planet One Future // Founder, Time Shrine Foundation
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Anne de Carbuccia is a French-American environmental artist. She has traveled the globe for several years documenting the evolution of the planet and the impact of mankind on the environment. Born in New York and growing up in Paris, Anne spent most summers on the island of Corsica and developed a keen interest for nature. Her father was the publisher and friend of many explorers of the time, such as Jacques Cousteau and Alain Bombard, and Anne spent many holidays listening to their stories of adventures often infused with scientific and cultural references.

She attended Columbia University in New York City, majoring in Art History and Anthropology. In her studies, she developed an interest on the era of human beings as a geological force, the Anthropocene, and on its dangers for the planet.

On a filming expedition to Antarctica, she conceived the Time Shrines, temporary installations created in symbolic environments that Anne photographs to create a permanent record. In the Time Shrines, she combines 16th and 17th century still life symbology with her fascination for shrines as one of the first spiritual and arti stic human expressions. After Antarctica, she made many expeditions, producing more than one hundred images in the last four years for her artistic project One Planet One Future. With the One Planet One Future photographs, Anne continues to draw attention to the current environmental crisis and to inspire people to change behaviors and habits contributing to it. In 2016, Anne established the Time Shrine Foundation, a nonprofit established to raise awareness and protect vulnerable species, environments and cultures.

The Foundation is funded by donations from individuals and corporations, and by the sale of artwork and sustainable merchandise. Anne recently opened a permanent New York exhibition, ONE Art Space, in the historic Westbeth Arts Center. The space serves as a center for education, collaboration, and community.

Listen to podcast Here
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THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
Friday, February 16, 2018

The Impact Report: Eliminating the Idea of Waste by Recycling Everything

Tom Szaky, CEO + Founder, TerraCycle
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc., one of the world’s leaders in eco-capitalism and the reuse of non-recyclable, pre and post-consumer waste. Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1982, Tom and his family emigrated as political refugees to the Netherlands and eventually to Toronto. At age 14 he started his first business, a Web design company, which earned Tom a five-figure income and a number of Canadian national design awards.

In 2017, TerraCycle, Procter & Gamble and SUEZ announced production of the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from plastic collected from beaches and waterways. Dish soap bottles made with beach plastic will go on shelves in the UK in mid-2018. Also in 2017, TerraCycle acquired Air Cycle Corporation, giving TerraCycle its first foray into waste disposal mandated by federal regulations.

Tom’s first book, “Revolution in a Bottle,” was released in 2009, with a second edition in 2013. His second book, “Outsmart Waste” came out in 2014 and a third, “Make Garbage Great” in July 2015. A fourth, “The Future of Packaging,” is expected in Fall 2018. Tom created, produced and starred in TerraCycle’s reality show, “Human Resources” which aired on Pivot from 2014-2016.

Tom and TerraCycle have received numerous social, environmental and business awards and recognition from a range of organizations. Most recently, Tom was named a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year and a Forbes Magazine Future 30 in 2013. In 2016, Fortune magazine listed TerraCycle as one of “7 World-Changing Companies to Watch.” In 2017, TerraCycle was a winner of the United Nations Momentum for Change award and recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its programs.

Listen to podcast Here

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THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf
  Thursday, February 15, 2018

Climate Change: Can Business Get it Done?

Business Stepping Up: The Lovins Series
LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, NYC  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 As President Trump pursues a regressive, isolationist agenda, business is stepping up to address climate change, promote equality and protect human rights, and create economic opportunity. Join sustainability pioneer Hunter Lovins for a conversation series with industry experts to explore this shift in progressive business leadership.

February's Business Stepping Up conversation will feature Eban Goodstein, Director of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College. He will be discussing the role of business in efforts to address climate change. Companies have long understood the impacts that global climate change will have on their operations -- can the business community drive climate action given the current political landscape?

Eban Goodstein is the author of three books: Economics and the Environment, (John Wiley and Sons: 2017) now in its eighth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (University Press of New England: 2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. (Island Press: 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, The Economist, and USA Today. In recent years, Goodstein has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and is on the Steering Committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation, and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative.

Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host the Business Stepping Up Series monthly in downtown Manhattan featuring Hunter Lovins in discussion with Bard MBA faculty and alumni who are part of this business revolution.

Follow along with Business Stepping Up in the monthly Huffington Post column previewing that month's event: Business Stepping Up: The Principles of Sustainable Management Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future Leading Change in OrganizationsLight refreshments provided.
Limited seating.<<<<< TICKETS HERE >>>>>
 

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Impact Report: New York City Takes a Stand Against Big Oil

Dan Zarrilli,Chief Resilience Officer, City of New York
Podcast  8:00 am – 9:00 am
Daniel Zarrilli was appointed Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs for the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January 2016 and is serving as New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, overseeing the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination, and the coordination of the City’s OneNYC program of inclusive climate action.

From March 2014 to December 2016, he served as the first Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, leading an over $20 billion climate adaptation program across the five boroughs, and had served as the Acting Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability from February to December 2014, during which time the City committed to its goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050.
Prior to this, he served on the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, a task force that developed an award-winning climate adaptation program for New York City after Hurricane Sandy, and was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2013 as the city’s first Director of Resiliency.
In 2016, Daniel was appointed by NOAA to a 3-year term to the Sustained National Climate Assessment advisory board. He is also serving a 3-year term on FEMA’s National Advisory Council, and recently concluded work advising the State of Louisiana on its 2017 Coastal Master Plan update.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Asset Management at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and also spent five years with Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation. Daniel is a New York State Professional Engineer and holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. He resides in Staten Island with his wife and three children.

Listen to podcast Here

THE IMPACT REPORT:
The Impact Report 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 Spotify. Past TIR 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: TheImpactReport_Spring2018.pdf