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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2012

  Monday, November 19, 2012

Farm NYC with Kubi Ackerman & Sarah Brannen

Fall 2012 Sustainable Business Series
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our weekly conversation series. Each evening will begin with a conversation amongst our panelists on the topic of the night, followed by questions from the audience. This is a unique opportunity to engage in conversation with some of the most well known experts in the field of sustainability. Prospective students will also have a change to learn more about the Bard MBA program from Director Goodstein and admissions representatives.

Our November 19th conversation will focus on food security and urban agriculture with our Farm NYC panel featuring Kubi Ackerman and Sarah Brannen. Kubi Ackerman works on food systems and urbanization projects, including efforts to curb childhood obesity and assess New York City's regional "foodshed" as well as managing a project to evaluate the capacity of New York City for urban agriculture. Sarah Brannen is Vice President for Research & Policy at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress where she is managing an initiative to develop a local food hub in the Hudson Valley. 
Seating is limited. Register for each evening below.Small bites and refreshments provided. An event flyer is available for download below.Fall 2012 Sustainable Business SeriesNovember 8 
Hunter Lovins“It’s global warming stupid” Behind the Bloomberg Businessweek Cover
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYCNovember 12 
Andrew WinstonA conversation on the future of sustainable business
Green Spaces, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYCNovember 19– Register HERE
Kubi Ackerman and Sarah Brannen: Farm NYC
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYCNovember 26 – Details coming soon.
Fordham Business School Impact Investing Panel*December 3 – Register HERE
Net Impact NYC Roundtable
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC
*Recommended Fordham event 

Download: SBS_Poster_Nov.pdf
  Monday, November 12, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series with Andrew Winston

The Future of Sustainable Business: A Conversation with Andrew Winston
Green Spaces, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC 10013  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY TO NOVEMBER 12, 2012

<<<<<<Register Here>>>>>>

Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we host a conversation with sustainable business expert and author Andrew Winston. Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street JournalTimeBusinessWeekThe New York Times, and CNBC. Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the author of Green Recovery, a strategic plan for using environmental thinking to survive hard economic times and prepare your company for growth when the downturn ends. He is also the co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide for companies going green. Winston is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with stakeholders. His clients have included Bank of America, Bayer, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA.

Bard MBA Director Eban Goodstein will engage Andrew in an evening of conversation on the future of sustainable business. Following the conversation, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience. 

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: A Conversation with Andrew Winston Andrew Winston Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies & Author Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director 
Seating is Limited. Register Here

Event flyer available for download below.

Fall 2012 Sustainable Business Series
Additional dates will be announced soon! Check back for details. 

Download: SBS Andrew Winston 10_29.pdf
  Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bard MBA Announces Fall 2012 Faculty

Hunter Lovins, Don Carlson Among Professors in New Program
The Bard MBA in Sustainability today announced the fall 2012 faculty line-up.  Professors include: Hunter Lovins, JD, CEO Natural Capitalism: Foundations of Sustainable Business
Don Carlson, JD, Founding Partner, Forefront Law Group: Leadership
Eban Goodstein, PhD, Director Bard MBA: Economics and Foundations of Sustainable Business
Jeff Hittner, MA, CEO EthikUs: Leadership
Bill Russell, MBA, Principal, Transitioning to Green, Inc.: Accounting and Metrics for Sustainability
Gautam Sethi, PhD, Professor of Economics, Bard CEP: Economics
Andrea Spender, MS, Assistant to the Director, Bard MBA: NYCLabLovins, green business pioneer, consultant and author, also brings many years of expertise in graduate level sustainable business education and practice. She was a founder of the Presidio School of Management, teaching there for many years, and is currently a Professor in the sustainable MBA program at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle. Her most recent book is: The Way Out: Kick-starting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass. Carlson’s law firm specializes in advising start-ups.  He served as Chief Knowledge Officer at Goldman Sachs in the early 2000’s, and has been CEO of several companies, including the real world version of the fictional “Lightman Group” featured in Fox’s television series, Lie to Me.  He taught previously at Williams College.Goodstein, Director of the MBA Program, is also author of several books, including the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, now in its sixth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming; and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and is on the steering committee of Economics for Equity and 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.Hittner is an experienced social entrepreneur and corporate innovator, currently running two social ventures, Ethikus and 3CS. Hittner has been deputy chair and director of research at the Corporate Eco Forum, a membership organization bringing influential executives of Global 500 companies together to share sustainability best practices, and spent more than five years at IBM, where he founded and led the corporate social responsibility consulting practice for IBM Global Business Services, coauthoring three global studies on CSR. He has taught at NYU.Russell brings over 25 years of experience in environmental engineering, management consulting, environmental and financial accounting, sustainability performance metrics and management and reporting systems. Formerly a Director at Price Waterhouse, he has been president of several companies. He is co-author of  The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When it all comes together, and helped launch the Sustainable Enterprise certificate program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has taught classes in sustainable business there as well as at Columbia University.Sethi is Associate Professor of Economics at Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, where he teaches environmental and resource economics. He is co-author of a recent, seminal paper on hedonic analyses of the impact of wind-power siting, and is involved in an interdisciplinary research project on payment for ecosystem services in Mexico. Spender has ten years of experience spanning the corporate, academic and non-profit sectors. Following four years at McKinsey & Company, she taught in the MBA program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has been a researcher and administrator at NJIT as well as the National Council for Research on Women.Classes for the new MBA program begin on August 24th.  The admission deadline is June 15th.

  Monday, March 5, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - March 5, 2012

A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
434 West 33rd Street, NYC   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you for your interest in this event. We have reached capacity for our evening of conversation with Hunter Lovins. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Katie at kvansant@bard.edu.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Women's Network for a Sustainable Future as we host a conversation with sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins. For more than three decades, Hunter Lovins has been a leading intellectual force behind the sustainability revolution in business. Hunter helped pioneer the idea that saving the planet need not conflict with profitability, and indeed, that profitable solutions were ultimately the only kind that could save the planet. Through her many books (including Natural Capitalism, and most recently Climate Capitalism), numerous successful start-ups, years of business consulting, and tireless public speaking, Hunter has been a driving force behind changing global dialog, and concrete business practice, in the direction of global sustainability.  Bard MBA and CEP Director Eban Goodstein will engage Hunter in an evening of conversation on sustainable business. Following the conversation, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience. 
6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: A Conversation with Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins President, Natural Capitalism Inc. Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director 
Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Registration CLOSED.
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: HunterFlyer.pdf
  Monday, March 5, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - March 5, 2012 (copy)

A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
434 West 33rd Street, NYC   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thank you for your interest in this event. We have reached capacity for our evening of conversation with Hunter Lovins. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Katie at kvansant@bard.edu.

Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Women's Network for a Sustainable Future as we host a conversation with sustainable business pioneer Hunter Lovins. For more than three decades, Hunter Lovins has been a leading intellectual force behind the sustainability revolution in business. Hunter helped pioneer the idea that saving the planet need not conflict with profitability, and indeed, that profitable solutions were ultimately the only kind that could save the planet. Through her many books (including Natural Capitalism, and most recently Climate Capitalism), numerous successful start-ups, years of business consulting, and tireless public speaking, Hunter has been a driving force behind changing global dialog, and concrete business practice, in the direction of global sustainability.  Bard MBA and CEP Director Eban Goodstein will engage Hunter in an evening of conversation on sustainable business. Following the conversation, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience. 
6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: A Conversation with Hunter Lovins Hunter Lovins President, Natural Capitalism Inc. Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director 
Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Registration CLOSED.
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: HunterFlyer.pdf
  Monday, February 27, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 27, 2012

Financing Clean Energy
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join bestselling author and clean finance expert, Peter Fusaro, and clean energy business advisor and attorney, Donald Carlson for a powerful discussion on financing clean energy on February 27th for the Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Financing Clean Energy Peter Fusaro Chairman, Global Change Associates Donald Carlson Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.
Ensure your seat at upcoming events as well! Register for all events in the Sustainable Business Series below.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Read summary here.
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Read summary here.
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Read summary here and listen to audio recording here.
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
  Monday, February 20, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 20, 2012

Virtual MBA Student Roundtable
Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join with leading experts in sustainable business for this powerful discussion series. Our third event features MBA students who will offer their experience with sustainability in business education, expectations from MBA programs, and opportunities for graduates with MBAs in sustainability. Following the roundtable, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

**Please note that the February 20th event will be a virtual roundtable accessed via telephone (details below).

Ensure your seat at upcoming events as well! Register for all events in the Sustainable Business Series below.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Register HERE
MBA Student Roundtable (virtual)
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: SBS Flyer2:20.pdf
  Monday, February 13, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 13, 2012

Is Sustainable More Productive?
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join with leading experts in sustainable business for this powerful discussion series. Our second event will ask the question: "Is sustainable more productive?" You'll hear from experts who will speak to increases in productivity from incorporating sustainability practices into operations, work environment, and corporate policies. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion period open to questions from the audience.

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Is Sustainable More Productive? Robert Fox Partner, Cook + Fox Architects Julie Engerran Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Lee Coker Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.
Ensure your seat at upcoming events as well! Register for all events in the Sustainable Business Series below.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Register HERE
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Register HERE
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: SBS Flyer.pdf
  Monday, February 6, 2012

Bard MBA Sustainable Business Series - February 6, 2012

Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
641 6th Avenue, NYC 8th Floor  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
>>>>REGISTER HERE<<<<

Please join with leading experts in sustainable business for this powerful discussion series. The first event will center around starting a sustainable enterprise. You'll hear from experts who have successfully launched sustainable businesses and be invited to discuss issues relating to entrepreneurship. 

6:30 PM: Doors open with small bites and refreshments
7 PM: Sustainable Business Series: Starting a Sustainable Enterprise Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design Jeff Hittner Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS Eban Goodstein Bard MBA Director (Panel Moderator)
**Seating Limited. Click here to Register.

Event flyer available for download below.

2012 Sustainable Business Series
February 6 Register HERE
Starting a Sustainable Enterprise
Sue Van Hook Mycologist, Ecovative Design
Jeff Hittner* Founder, Ethikus; Co-founder, 3CS

February 13 Register HERE
Is Sustainable More Productive?
Robert Fox** Partner, Cook + Fox Architects
Julie Engerran* Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Lee Coker, Project Manager, Corporate Partnerships Program, Environmental Defense Fund

February 20 Register HERE
MBA Student Roundtable
Speakers TBA
MBA current students and graduates discuss the key elements of a successful MBA in sustainability program

February 27 Register HERE
Financing Clean Energy
Peter Fusaro* Chairman, Global Change Associates
Donald Carlson** Founding Partner, The Forefront Law Group

March 5 Register HERE
A Conversation with Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins* President, Natural Capitalism Inc.

March 12 Register HERE
Sustainable Finance, What Does it Look Like?
Rick Stuckey** Investment Professional
John Cusack* Founder, Gifford Park Associates
Judy Samuelson Executive Director, Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute

* Bard MBA Faculty
** Bard MBA Advisory Board

Download: SBS Flyer.pdf