Sustainability Base Camp for Media Executives – Tuesday, Apr 23

Sustainability BaseCamp for Media Executives explores the unique sustainability risks, challenges and opportunities facing the media industry. Participants will engage in a dynamic program at the remarkable LEED Platinum Hearst Tower, with thirty fellow media executives and leading sustainability experts. Executives will leave with a clear understanding of the business case for sustainability, what matters most to the bottom line, and the best next steps to lead their company successfully to the Sustainability Summit.

*A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the Institute for Sustainable Communications
Where: Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:15 am – 3:45 pm*
*Breakfast, Lunch and Reception included with registration

Schedule:

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome & Introductions
Doug Hammond, Burns & Hammond

Opening Remarks 
Glenn Hansen, President iCompli
BPA Worldwide

The View from Above
Global Market Trends, Standards & Opportunities
Heather Burns, Burns & Hammond

Conditions on the Ground

Financial & Market Drivers
Risks & Exposures
Olivia Fussell, Founder, CINCS LLC, 

Building a Strong Assent Team
Sustainable Media Supply Chains

Morning Break

Justifying the Journey – Case Study: Catalyst Paper
Lyn Brown, VP Marketing and Corporate Responsibility, Catalyst Paper Corporation

Lunch
LEED Platinum Presentation
Lou Nowikas, Senior Director, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, Hearst Enterprises

Tracking Footprints
Transparency, GRI Reporting & Assurance
Karl Pfalzgraf, VP Sustainability Assurance,
iCompli, division of BPA Worldwide

Telling the Tale
Storytelling for Sustainability
Park Howell, President, Park&Co

Afternoon Break

Research Findings, Presentation & Reception

Directly following Sustainability BaseCamp, join us for a presentation of BPA’s newly released research findings, Applying GRI Guidelines for Effective Reporting: A Review of US and International Media Companies’ CSR Reports to Identify Leading Trends.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5374862358#

‘Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security’ by CBS Center on Japanese Economy and Business – Wednesday, April 17

The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School presents:

The 14th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium

Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security

featuring:

Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA); Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Discussants:

Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Travis Bradford, President, Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development; Associate Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Paul J. Scalise, JSPS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Moderator:

Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Synopsis:

Mr. Tanaka will attempt to analyze, from a long-term perspective, Asian and global energy supply and demand by examining the following: 1) The “Shale Gas Revolution,” geopolitical upheaval in the Middle East, and other changes in the global energy environment, 2) Trends in the global economy, in particular the growth of developing countries, especially in Asia, and 3) Trends in energy and global warming policies.

The use of low-carbon emission alternative technologies that increase energy efficiency and decrease reliance on carbon fuels is expected to continue increasing because they are expected to slow global warming and to help stabilize energy supply. However, policy changes influenced by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster are expected to cause delays and decrease further development of nuclear energy worldwide. With these factors in mind, this symposium aims to present a picture of long-term global energy supply and demand, as well as the energy policies that Japan should adopt.

Following Mr. Tanaka’s remarks, three discussants will respond and share their views on this topic.

Columbia University Earth Summit – Friday, March 29th

Registration is now open for The 2nd Columbia University Earth Summit, which will take place on Friday, March 29, 2013, at the Columbia University Faculty House.

In light of the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Sandy, this year’s Earth Summit, Driving Collaborative Solutions, will bring together 300 business and social leaders, academics, and students to foster the new leadership required by today’s complex world. Renowned economist and senior UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs will open the day with an account of the challenges facing society, followed by panel discussions with distinguished guests, such as His Excellency Stuart BeckMichael GerrardPatrick Kinney, and Karl GibersonJeffrey Seabright, Vice President for Environment and Water Resources at The Coca Cola Company, will deliver a closing keynote on the role of the private sector in tackling climate change and other environmental problems.

This year’s Earth Summit also features interactive sessions, such as an Idea Lab (watch world-changing proposals being pitched to investors) and a Social Venture Challenge hosted by The Resolution Project in collaboration with The Earth Institute’s Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development. The day will end with a networking reception.

Registration provides you with access to the Social Venture Challenge on the evening of Thursday, March 28, and all-day access to The Earth Summit on March 29. Remember to sign up for small-group Thematic Working Lunches on Agriculture and Fisheries, Biodiversity and Conservation, Energy, Post-2015 Development Agenda, or Water.

Visit the website to learn more about The 2nd Columbia University Earth Summit and about the benefits it offers.

Green Roulette – Gamified Networking for Green Professionals with Urban Green Energy – Thursday, March 7th

Green Roulette

Speed Networking for Green Minded New Yorkers by

Urban Green Energy, Thurs 3/7, 6:30-9pm @ Green Spaces

A Creative Networking Concept with a gamified 3-step agenda:

1. Head to Green Spaces after work and recharge with coffee and talks from UGE – a Worldwide Industry Leader in Renewable Energy Solutions. Nick Blitterswyk, CEO and co-founder, UGE, will discuss the solution-based renewable approach. David Droz, AVP Business Development, UGE, will delve into the ever changing world of telecoms. 2. Join us for green speed-networking and meet people from the sustainable industry and green-minded people in an inspiring, creative way! 3. Enjoy nibbles and music with your new connections while listening to some great music.

UGE is the Worldwide Industry Leader in Renewable Energy Solutions and puts users in control of their energy source by deploying hybrid wind, solar and storage solutions. UGE has projects in over 70 countries around the world from its headquarters in New York to developing countries and offers best in class solutions at the nexus of energy cost, security and sustainability. RSVP here. For more information, contact ida.kroll@urbangreenenergy.com.

 

All Ivy Sustainability and Development Career Fair – March 1, 2013

The 10th Annual All Ivy Environmental and Sustainability Development Career Fair is this Friday, March 1st!

For the past 9 years, representatives from private companies, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations have attended the fair to discuss careers, internships, graduate and full-time opportunities. The fields traditionally in attendance include sustainability management, environmental policy, environmental science, engineering, city and regional planning, public health and plant and agricultural sciences, to name a few.

The All Ivy online resume book will be available again this year for registered students, which will give over 75 recruiters direct access to your resume. You have to be registered for the event to be included in the resume book, so keep an eye out for the upcoming email with registration details.

Please feel free to contact Davida Heller at dheller@ei.columbia.edu or 212.851.9361 for more information.