2019 Symposium | Agenda

Real World Applications in Sustainability

Friday March 29th, 2019 | 1PM

Low Library, Columbia University

Master of Ceremony: Amit Paul

 

1:00 – 1:20 PM | Registration and Check-in

1:20 – 1:30 PM | Opening Remarks – Steve Cohen, Director, M.S. Sustainability Management, former Executive Director of the Earth Institute

1:30 – 2:10 PM | Hospitality as a Platform for Change Fireside chat with Hans Schaepman, General Manager, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Moderator: Cynthia Leung

  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM | Conversation with moderator
  • 2:00 – 2:10 PM | Q&A

2:10 – 3:30 PM | Implementing Sustainability Strategies Flash presentations of 5 industries and how they implement sustainability and Q&A – Moderator: Alex Lee

  • 2:10 – 2:20 PM | Industry #1: Derek Noah, Account Manager, Terracycle
  • 2:20 – 2:30 PM | Industry #2: Melisa Simic, V.P. Sustainable Finance, ING Capital LLC
  • 2:30 – 2:40 PM | Industry #3: Ross Bergman, Sustainability Engineer, Humanscale
  • 2:40 – 2:50 PM | Industry #4: Faith LeGendre, Sr. Circular Economy Strategist, Cisco
  • 2:50 – 3:00 PM | Industry #5: Alex Rudnicki, Senior Project Manager, AeroFarms
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM | Q&A

3:30 – 3:45 PM | Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:25 PM | Breaking into Sustainability – Career Development Fireside chat with Ed Skowronek III, VP, Sloane & Company – Moderator: Sara Miltenberger

  • 3:45 – 4:05 PM | Conversation with moderator
  • 4:05 – 4:25 PM | Q&A

4:25 – 5:00 PM | Keynote Speaker: Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

5:00 – 6:00 PM | Reception