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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2013

  Friday, December 6, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Business as a Movement: Social Consciousness in the Fashion Industry

Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness at EILEEN FISHER
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

We’re talking with Amy Hall, the Director of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher on Friday, December 6th at noon.  A pacesetter in sustainability in the fashion industry, the company sees “business as a movement” and prioritizes its Social Consciousness Initiatives, which support community, supply chain and environment in ways that impact women’s lives directly.

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. Check back for our spring conversations in January!

Read the transcript of this conversation here, which was originally published on GreenBiz.com.

Download: BardSBF_Fall2013.pdf
  Monday, December 2, 2013

Creating Impact with Stakeholder Engagement: The New CSR - Employee Engagement and the “Intrapreneur”

Sustainable Business Series with NYC Net Impact Professional Chapter - Fall 2013
Bard MBA, 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, NYC 10036  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our monthly conversation series. We are thrilled to host the NYC Net Impact Chapter in a conversation on Corporate Social Sustainability.Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a now a key element of most companies’ business strategies. Business success depends on strong relationships with all stakeholders, including a company’s employees and its communities. In this new environment, employees are taking the reins in informing their company’s approach to community engagement. Join Net Impact NYC, Capital One, and Common Impact to hear about the different ways in which employees are returning value to their communities and their company’s bottom line, and how you can be part of this movement.Seating is limited. Registration Required.

  Friday, November 22, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Learning to Lead with HSBC

Bill Thomas, Global Head of Sustainability, HSBC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

We’re talking with Bill Thomas, the Global Head of Sustainability for HSBC on Friday, November 22nd at noon. HSBC created a Sustainability Leadership Program to help their senior leaders understand the impact of climate change around the world. It is designed and run in partnership with the international environmental charity Earthwatch to empower their employees to make sustainable changes. They are also putting sustainability into practice with a number of environmental efficiency programs.

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. Check back for upcoming events!

Read the transcript of this conversation here, which was originally published on GreenBiz.com.

Download the Sustainable Business Fridays schedule below.


Download: BardSBF_Fall2013.pdf
  Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New York City's Road to Resiliency

Sustainable Business Series with SPN - Fall 2013
Bard MBA, 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, NYC 10036  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join Bard MBA in Sustainability as we bring together sustainable business experts for our monthly conversation series. We're thrilled to co-host a panel discussion on New York City's Road to Resiliency with the Sustainability Practice Network.Following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy on the New York City region, the second costliest hurricane in United States history, Mayor Bloomberg convened the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) to “analyze the impacts of the storm on the city’s buildings, infrastructure, and people; assess the risks the city faces from climate change in the medium term (2020s) and long term (2050s); and outline ambitious, comprehensive, but achievable strategies for  increasing resiliency citywide.”In June, 2013, eight months after the storm, the Mayor’s office released the updated version of PlaNYC: A Stronger, More Resilient New York. In the same month, Urban Green’s Building Resiliency Task Force’s Report “for making New York buildings and residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event” was officially considered by the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings. The reports’ proposals include suggestions on updating building codes, raising homes, minimizing wind damage, reassessing flood plains, controlling stormwater, planning reliable and flexible power systems, protecting and managing water resources, and improving emergency management procedures and systems. Further concerns such as food delivery systems, transportation services, healthcare accessibility, school closings / reopenings and government assistance access and availability also need to be addressed before the next major weather event. Join our panel of experts to address the contents of these reports and assess New York’s progress in answering the critical questions: “Where were we?” “Where are we?” and “Where should we be?” before the next major storm.

Seating is limited. TICKET IS REQUIRED - register HERE. Download the flyer below for the entire fall lineup!


Download: SBS Fall 2013.pdf
  Friday, November 1, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Sustainable Business Development in Rural Africa

Isaac Hirt-Manheimer, Director, Sankofa Eco-Arts Village
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

We’re talking with Isaac Hirt-Manheimer, Director of Sankofa Eco-Arts Village on Friday, November 1st at noon. Isaac is a serial entrepreneur, in the fields ecologically sound housing, permaculture and the arts.

Call Information
Friday, November 1st 
12-1PM EST
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. On November 25th, SBF welcomes Bill Thomas, Global Head of Sustainability for HSBC.

Download the Sustainable Business Fridays schedule below.


Download: BardSBF_Fall2013.pdf
  Friday, October 25, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Working Upward: The Women's Bean Project

Tamra Ryan, CEO, The Women's Bean Project
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

We’re talking with Tamra Ryan, CEO of the Women's Bean Project on Friday, October 25th at noon. The Women's Bean Project is a social enterprise in Denver that employs impoverished and unemployed women in transitional jobs in the gourmet food, jewelry and manufacturing industries.

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. On November 1st, SBF welcomes Issac Hirt-Mannheimer, Director of the Sankofa Eco-Arts Village in Ghana.

Read the transcript of this conversation here, which was originally published on GreenBiz.com.

Download the Sustainable Business Fridays schedule below.


Download: BardSBF_Fall2013.pdf
  Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Taking Sustainability Mainstream with Freya Williams

Sustainable Business Series - Fall 2013
Bard MBA, 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor, NYC 10036  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>

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 leaders in the field of sustainability. Prospective students will also have a chance to learn more about the Bard MBA program.

Bard MBA will host Freya Williams for a conversation about taking sustainability mainstream. Freya is the SVP and Strategy Director of Publicis Kaplan Thaler and is a seasoned brand planner who has devoted the past six years of her career to advising clients on how to incorporate sustainability, responsibility and social good into their brands - or brand their sustainability and CSR initiatives. Freya co-founded OgilvyEarth, and during her time there had the opportunity to work with sustainable business leaders including Unilever, the Coca-Cola Company, Delhaize Group and Tetra Pak on brand platforms designed to engage and motivate mainstream consumers to embrace more sustainable brands and behaviors. We hope you'll join us for an exciting evening of conversation!

Seating is limited. TICKET IS REQUIRED - register HERE. Small bites and refreshments provided.Download the flyer below for the entire fall lineup!


Download: SBS Fall 2013.pdf
  Friday, October 4, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Managing the Quintuple Bottom Line

Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with Elysa Hammond,  Director of Environmental Stewardship at Clif Bar. Clif Bar manages for five bottom lines around planet, people, community, business and brands.  Learn about this process, as well as Clif's innovative efforts to impact the global food system. 

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. On October 25th, SBF welcomes Tamra Ryan, CEO of the Women's Bean Project

Read the transcript of this conversation here, which was originally published on GreenBiz.com.

  Friday, September 27, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: The Business of Social Messaging

David Fenton, CEO and Founder of Fenton Communications
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with David Fenton, CEO and founder of Fenton Communications. Fenton is a leading firm promoting issue-oriented public relations campaigns focusing on the environment, public health and human rights. David will talk about how public relations builds social brands, and in particular, the challenge of engaging the public around climate change. 

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. On October 4th, SBF welcomes Elysa Hammond,  Director of Environmental Stewardship at Clif Bar. Watch for future announcements with the complete fall schedule. 

Read the transcript of this conversation here, which was originally published on GreenBiz.com.

  Friday, September 6, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Leading with Green

Doug Semmes, New York Market Director for Green Mountain Energy
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with Doug Semmes, the New York Market Director for Green Mountain Energy who will discuss "Leading with Green". The standard marketing advice for sustainable companies is to downplay green attributes, and compete on conventional benefits. For over a decade, Green Mountain Energy has been defying the conventional wisdom. Doug will discuss this issue as well as other challenges and opportunities in the clean energy space.

Call Information
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and fourth Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. Watch for our full fall schedule coming soon!

  Friday, May 17, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Opportunities for Building Green Affordably

Les Bluestone, BlueSea Development and BlueSea Corporation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with Les Bluestone of BlueSea Development and BlueSea Construction. Les will be talking on“Opportunities for Building Green Affordably”. Since the formation of BlueSea Development in 1999, Les has been at the forefront of green affordable housing development in New York. 

Call Information
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and third Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. This is our final call - we'll talk to you in the fall!

  Friday, May 3, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Integrating the Bottom Line

Robert Sroufe, Director of Applied Sustainability, Duquesne University
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with Robert Sroufe, Director of Applied Sustainability, Duquesne University. Robert will be talking on“Integrating the Bottom Line: Leading the Way.” Robert's team has been working with Hunter Lovins and others to link the drivers of sustainable business advantage to accounting metrics. 

Call Information
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and third Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. Our final call of the spring semester will be on May 17 with Les Bluestone, President, Blue Sea Development Co. on “Building Green for Everyone.”   

  Friday, April 19, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: Bringing Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan to Life

Jessica Sobel, North America Sustainability Manager for Unilever
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet.

This week we’re talking with Jessica Sobel, North America Sustainability Manager for Unilever who will discuss “Bringing Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan to Life”.  Unilever recently launched its incredibly ambitious plan: By 2020, help bring safe drinking water to 500 million people; cut greenhouse gas pollution, solid waste, and water use by 50%; AND double the size of the company.

Call Information
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and third Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. Our next call will be May 3 with Robert Sroufe, Director of Applied Sustainability, Duquesne University. Robert will be talking on“Integrating the Bottom Line: Leading the Way”.
 

  Monday, April 8, 2013

Show Me the Money! Social Capital Access for Sustainability

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
CookFox Architects, 641 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>

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 leaders in the field of sustainability. Prospective students will also have a chance to learn more about the Bard MBA program.

Bard MBA will host Diana Ayton-Shenker for a conversation about accessing social capital for sustainability. She will map out an overview of the social capital landscape for sustainability, highlighting current and emerging trends, issues, challenges, and opportunities. Diana Ayton-Shenkar is the founder of Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund, teaches Social Entrepreneurship at The New School, is a Senior Fellow at Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program, and has published books and articles on the United Nations, CSR, and human rights.Seating is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each event.

Small bites and refreshments provided.An event flyer is available for download below. 
Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Read a recap
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 – Read a recap
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Shimazu, NYSERDA 
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
Santander Bank Auditorium, 45 East 53rd Street, NYC

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Access for Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC


Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf
  Friday, April 5, 2013

Sustainable Business Fridays: How to Rescue Your Life, The Planet and Your Organization

Bob Doppelt
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Bard MBA in Sustainability program for our twice-monthly dial-in conversation series over your lunchtime featuring sustainability leaders from the New York City area and across the planet. This week we’re talking with author and sustainability expert Bob Doppelt about “How to Rescue Your Life, the Planet, and Your Organization.” Bob, a long-time sustainability leader, is Director of The Resource Innovations Group affiliated with Willamette University in Oregon. His latest book, detailing the rescue plan, is From Me to We.

Call Information
Dial in: 712-432-3100
Conference Code: 253385

Sustainable Business Fridays convenes every first and third Friday of the month during the semester, with special guests selected by students in the Bard MBA in Sustainability program. Our next call will be on April 19th: Jessica Sobel, North America Sustainability Manager for Unilever will discuss “Bringing Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan to Life”.
 

  Monday, April 1, 2013

The Frontier of Sustainable Business with Andrew Winston & Hunter Lovins

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
Santander Bank Auditorium, 45 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>

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 leaders in the field of sustainability. Prospective students will also have a chance to learn more about the Bard MBA program.

Bard MBA is thrilled to welcome two of the most well known experts in corporate sustainability, Andrew Winston and Hunter Lovins for a conversation about what the frontier of sustainable business looks like. This event, hosted by Santander Bank, will feature a conversation between Winston and Lovins discussing their perspectives on where corporate sustainability is heading. The audience will have an opportunity to engage these leaders in further discussion during the question period.Please note that seating capacity is strictly limited and registered attendees will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Click HERE to complete required registration.Doors open at 6:30 PM. Program begins at 7 PM. Location information below.An event flyer is available for download below. 
Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Read a recap
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 – Read a recap
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Shimazu, NYSERDA 
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
Santander Bank Auditorium, 45 East 53rd Street, NYC

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Access for Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC


Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf
  Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The State of Clean Tech in New York

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, New York, NY  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>>

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 chance to learn more about the Bard MBA program.

New York State and NYSERDA are creating a hub of clean tech innovation and incubation across the state. Bard MBA is thrilled to host Michael Shimazu of NYSERDA's Innovation and Business Development department and Emily Wheeler, the Deputy Director of NYC-ACRE (New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy) as we learn about the exciting developments in clean tech across the state and what the future holds. Seating is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each event.Small bites and refreshments provided. An event flyer is available for download below. 

Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Read a recap
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 – Read a recap
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26 - Register HERE
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Shimazu, NYSERDA 
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
NYC Location TBD

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Accessfor Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC


Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf
  Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Creating Citizen Brands with Robin Raj and George Perlov

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>>

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.

We're thrilled to host Robin Raj and George Perlov of San Francisco's Citizen Group as we discuss how they’re Creating Citizen Brands. Citizen works with clients such as Walmart, Amnesty International, Pabst Blue Ribbon, World Wildlife Fund, and more to develop values-based brand strategies and creative initiatives that build lasting relationships and effectively engage audiences to achieve results. They call it the quadruple bottom line - supporting people, planet, and profits by igniting the passions of our audiences.Seating is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each event.Small bites and refreshments provided. An event flyer is available for download below. 

Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Read a recap
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 – Read a recap
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 - Register HERE
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26 - Register HERE
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Shimazu, NYSERDA 
NYC Location TBD

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
NYC Location TBD

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Accessfor Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

*Invited

Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf
  Monday, March 4, 2013

Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability with Cary Krosinsky

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
New York City  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>>

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 March 4th, we'll host a conversation with Cary Krosinsky on Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability. Cary is Executive Director of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, and teaches Sustainability & Investing at Columbia University's Earth Institute & the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. Cary is also co-editor of the book  "Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long Term Performance," with Nick Robins, HSBC's Head of Climate Change, which also contains contributions from leading contemporary thinkers such as Abyd Karmali, Valery Lucas-Leclin and Steve Viederman. Cary was a member of the 70 person Expert Group in 2005 that created the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of the United Nations, which has since been committed to by more than $15 trillion worth of fund managers and asset owners, and he continues to participate in various UN initiatives. You can read his recent GreenBiz.com articles here.Seating is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each event.Small bites and refreshments provided. An event flyer is available for download below. 

Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Read a recap
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 - Register HERE
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 - Register HERE
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26 - Register HERE
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Simazu*, NYSERDA 
NYC Location TBD

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
NYC Location TBD

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Access for Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

*Invited


Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf
  Monday, February 25, 2013

The State of NYC Net Impact

Sustainable Business Series - Spring 2013
New York City  6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
<<<<<<REGISTER HERE>>>>>>

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 February 25th Sustainable Business Series conversation will bring together leaders of New York-area Net Impact Chapters to discuss the state of Net Impact efforts in New York City. Net Impact is a community of more than 30,000 changemakers using their jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems, demonstrating that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line – but people and planet, too. We will be joined by representatives from the following Net Impact chapters: National, New York City,  Bard, BaruchColumbia, Fordham*, and NYU
Seating is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each event.Small bites and refreshments provided. An event flyer is available for download below. 

Spring 2013 Sustainable Business Series

February 25 - Register HERE
The State of NYC Net Impact
National, NYC, Bard, Columbia, Fordham* and NYC Net Impact Chapter Leaders - Public welcome!
36 W. 44th St, Suite 1011, NYC

March 4 - Register HERE
Getting Investors Engaged in Sustainability
Cary Krosinsky, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 13 - Register HERE
Creating Citizen Brands
Robin Raj & George PerlovCitizen Group
641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

March 26 - Register HERE
The State of Clean Tech in New York State
Michael Simazu*, NYSERDA 
NYC Location TBD

April 1 - Register HERE
Lovins/Winston: Frontiers of Sustainable Business
Hunter Lovins & Andrew Winston
NYC Location TBD

April 8 - Register HERE
Show Me the Money! Social Capital Access for Sustainability
Diana Ayton-Shenker, Global Momenta and Fast Forward Fund

641 6th Ave, 8th Floor, NYC

*Invited


Download: SBS Event Poster - Spring 2013.pdf