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Past Sustainability Leaders Series

Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop Series
Join CBEY this Friday, September 12th from 11:00am-1:00pm for an engaging, practical, and hands-on workshop on corporate water risk and communication.
When:
September 12, 2014 | 11:00 – 1:00PM

Where: Evans Hall 4220
Cost: Free
Organizer: CBEY


Green Banks: Deploying Clean Energy by Attracting More and Cheaper Capital
When:
April 9, 2014 | 5:00PM

Where: Room 4410, Evans Hall
Cost: Free
Organizer: CBEY


Reception & Recognition of Daniel C. Esty
When:
April 9, 2014 | 4:30 – 5:00PM

Where: Room 4410, Evans Hall
Cost:
Organizer: CBEY


Green Banks Alumni Panel
Deploying Clean Energy by Attracting More and Cheaper Capital
When:
April 9, 2014 | 11:45AM

Where: Evans Hall, Room 2410
Cost: Free
Organizer:


Conflict Minerals: Actors, Accountability and the Path to Action
A panel discussion presented by the GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership
When:
March 26, 2014 | 8:30AM

Where: Evans Hall, Room 4420
Cost: Free
Organizer: GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leaders


Environmental Interests and "Hard" Energy: Finding Practical Pathways
Join CBEY for our annual speaker series featuring F&ES/SOM joint degree alumni who have pioneered careers at the nexus of business and the environment.
When:
February 24, 2014 | 4:00PM

Where: Evans Hall, Room 4410
Cost: Free
Organizer: Leadership Development Series


GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership
Panel Discussion: Using Water Wisely: The Business Case for Sustainable Water Management
When:
February 21, 2014 | 12:30 – 2:00PM

Where: Bowers Auditorium - Sage Hall
Cost: Free
Organizer: GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership


Using Water Wisely
The Business Case for Sustainable Water Management
When:
February 21, 2014 | 12:30 – 2:00PM

Where: Sage Hall, Bowers Auditorium, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free
Organizer: GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership


Using Water Wisely
The Business Case for Sustainable Water Management
When:
February 20, 2014 | 4:00 – 5:00PM

Where: Sage Hall, Bowers Auditorium, 205 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free
Organizer: GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership


Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World
When:
September 24, 2013 | 11:30AM

Where: 55 Hillhouse Avenue, GM Room
Cost: Free and open to the public, lunch served
Organizer: CBEY


“Don’t buy this!” Building Patagonia’s Aspirational Brand
When:
September 23, 2013 | 11:45AM

Where: Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium
Cost: Free
Organizer: Colloquium in Sustainability Marketing


Johnson & Johnson: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Products
When:
September 10, 2013 | 11:45AM

Where: General Motors Room, 55 Hillhouse Avenue
Cost:
Organizer: Colloquium in Sustainable Marketing Speaker Series


Great Fear, Great Hope
Meaningful Action in a Climate Changed World with Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company
When:
March 27, 2013 | 4:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free
Organizer: Westies, Energy & IEME SIGs, CIE and CBEY


Chipotle lunch talk
Marketing, Sourcing and Transparency at Scale in the New Food Movement
When:
March 1, 2013 | 12:00 – 1:30PM

Where: Burke Auditorium - Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free
Organizer: Sustainability Leader Series


Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability
A Panel Discussion between Yale Scientists and Google Engineers
When:
February 22, 2013 | 4:30PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free
Organizer: General Electric Foundation & CBEY, The Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Yale Center for Earth Observation, and Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies SBSC


For-Profit Investment in Conserved Lands
Peter Stein, Managing Director at Lyme Timber Company, will share his experience working with markets to conserve land, with a focus on timberland investments.
When:
February 19, 2013 | 3:45PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free
Organizer: General Electric Foundation & CBEY


AECOM
Big Questions for a Better Built Environment
When:
January 28, 2013 | 12:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free
Organizer: General Electric Foundation & CBEY


CANCELLED -- A New Urban Water Paradigm
Architecture, Engineering, and Water Reclamation in Cities
When:
November 26, 2012 | 11:45 – 12:45PM

Where: Horchow Hall, GM Room; 55 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven
Cost: Public invited, no charge
Organizer: Bryan Eckstein & CBEY


GE Sustainability Leaders Speaker Series: AECOM with Gary Lawrence
Big questions for a better built environment.
When:
October 30, 2012 | 5:30 – 7:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium - 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Free and open to the public
Organizer: The Center for Business & the Environment at Yale (CBEY)


Whole Foods @ Yale
The Yale Center for Business & the Environment (CBEY), in partnership with the Yale Sustainable Food Project and the Yale Office of Sustainability, is excited to host Whole Foods Market’s annual Green Mission Team Build meeting
When:
October 5, 2012 | 1:00 – 3:15PM

Where: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
Cost: Open to the greater Yale community
Organizer: The Center for Business & the Environment at Yale (CBEY)


The Responsible Company: Lessons from Patagonia's First 40 Years
The Yale Divinity School, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will sponsor a discussion on the question of the private sector's responsibility toward the environment.
When:
September 27, 2012 | 4:30 – 6:00PM

Where: Levinson Auditiorium, Yale Law School
Cost: Free
Organizer: The Center for Business & the Environment at Yale (CBEY)


Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future?
A panel discussion, “Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future?”, will explore whether hydraulic fracturing, better known as hydrofracking or fracking, will enhance America’s energy security, or deter the development of renewable energy sources and foster a continuing dependence on fossil fuels.
When:
September 18, 2012 | 4:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium - 195 Prospect St., New Haven, CT
Cost: Free
Organizer: Brad Gentry


Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
Join us February 15 for a conversation with Amory Lovins, co-founder, chairman, and chief scientist of the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent think-and-do-tank. He will discuss his book Reinventing Fire, which maps business-led pathways for the U.S. to phase out fossil fuels and win the global clean energy race. Building on Rocky Mountain Institute’s 30 years of research and fieldwork, Lovins contends that by 2050 the U.S. Economy could exist without oil, coal, nuclear energy - or any new inventions.
When:
February 15, 2012 | 4:00PM

Where: Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (Reception to follow)
Organizer: This event is sponsored by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the support of the General Electric Foundation for the GE Sustainability Leaders Program


Gary Lawrence, AECOM
When:
January 15, 2012 | 12:00 – 1:00PM

Where:
Cost:
Organizer:


Google's Search for Clean Energy
Two Yale alumni currently working on Google's energy and sustainability initiatives, Michael Terrell (F&ES) and Parag Chokshi (SOM), will join students via telecast. RSVP HERE
When:
November 1, 2011 | 12:00 – 12:45PM

Where: Kroon Hall room G01
Cost: Free - lunch provided
Organizer: CBEY


Reinventing the Automobile: Towards Zero-Emission Mobility with Nissan and the Alliance

Join Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in a conversation on what it takes to lead a global automobile company in the face of increasing competition and the pursuit of sustainability.

Come and test drive a new Nissan LEAF from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and experience zero-emissions mobility.

This talk will be available by webinar, for more information - click here.

When:
April 26, 2011 | 11:45 – 1:00PM

Where: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (195 Prospect St., New Haven, CT)
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch provided)
Organizer: Yale Center for Business and the Environment


Smart + Green + Affordable: Changing the Concept of Community

Join Jonathan Rose, President and Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, to discuss the company’s pioneering work in real estate development, planning, consulting and investment, and how he sees green buildings, cities and regions as critical elements of the environmental, social and economic issues of the next 30 years. Jonathan will also discuss the economic advantages of green and socially responsible real estate investment strategies.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
February 3, 2011 | 11:45 – 12:45PM

Where: GM Room, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch provided)
Organizer: Business and the Environment Club (BATEC) and CBEY


GOING GREEN with the Philadelphia Eagles

Join Christina Weiss Lurie, Owner of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, to discuss the accomplishments of the Eagles' GO GREEN program to date, as well as its ambitious new goal of making the stadium self-sufficient for its energy needs.

This talk will be available by webinar, for more information - click here.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club, Yale Office of Sustainability, and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
December 7, 2010 | 11:45 – 1:00PM

Where: Burke Auditorium - Kroon Hall
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch provided)
Organizer: CBEY and Business and the Environment Club


Changing the World with Ice Cream: The Ben & Jerry’s Story

Join Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company in a presentation to discuss the company’s pioneering actions in corporate sustainability and his thoughts on the future of sustainability.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
December 1, 2010 | 11:45 – 12:45PM

Where: 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch will be provided)
Organizer: CBEY and Business and the Environment Club


Sustainability and “Saving People Money” at Walmart

EVENT TIME CHANGE: Due to a calling from the President to to join him at the White House on the afternoon of November 29th, Leslie will be only able to join us in the morning. He will be speaking in the Environmental Management and Strategic Advantage course.

Join Leslie Dach, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Walmart, to discuss the opportunities to align sustainability with a low-cost business strategy, as well as the efforts of the world’s largest corporation to make a difference on key societal issues in the countries in which it operates.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
November 29, 2010 | 8:30 – 9:30AM

Where: Bowers Auditorium - Sage Hall (205 Prospect St., New Haven, CT)
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (continental breakfast will be provided)
Organizer: BATEC and CBEY


Resource Efficiency at Nestlé Waters

Join Kim Jeffery, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America Inc, in a discussion of his challenges and accomplishments in achieving corporate efficiency in waste, water, and energy at the largest bottled water company in North America, as well as the larger issue of container recycling in the United States.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
November 16, 2010 | 5:00 – 6:00PM

Where: 55 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (reception to follow)
Organizer: CBEY and Business and the Environment Club


Public and Private Partnerships at The Nature Conservancy

Join Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer of The Nature Conservancy, in a discussion of his leadership experiences in engaging both the public and private sectors in environmental stewardship.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club, Yale SOM Net Impact, and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
November 9, 2010 | 5:00 – 6:00PM

Where: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (dinner will be provided)
Organizer: BATEC, Yale SOM Net Impact, and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment


Pursuing Corporate Energy Efficiency through the EDF Climate Corps Program

Join Rachel Hinchliffe, Program Manager in EDF’s Corporate Partnership program, and John Queenan, Head of Environment and Sustainability at RBS Citizens, as well as a few Yale SOM students to share their experiences through Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps fellowship program.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club (BATEC) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
November 5, 2010 | 12:00 – 1:30PM

Where: Founders Hall, 135 Prospect Street, Room A74
Cost: free and open to public
Organizer: BATEC, Yale Center for Business and the Environment


Leveraging Innovation to Drive Sustainability

Join Larry Keeley, Doblin Co-founder and President Partner of the Monitor Group, to discuss how organizations are developing innovative sustainability strategies to achieve business and environmental goals.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and the Consulting Club through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
October 27, 2010 | 11:45 – 12:45PM

Where: Founders Hall, 135 Prospect Street, Room A74
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch will be provided)
Organizer: BATEC, Consulting Club, Yale Center for Business and the Environment


Sustainability Careers - How to Get a Good Green Job

Katie Kross, author of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability, will lead a series of sessions to help students better understand the career opportunities, paths, and tactical strategies for pursuing sustainability career opportunities that align with their values.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Business and the Environment Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment through the generous support of the GE Foundation.

When:
October 8, 2010 | 12:00 – 1:45PM

Where: Sage Hall - Bowers Auditorium
Cost: Free and Open to the Public (lunch will be provided)
Organizer: BATEC and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment