27
Mar
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Hospitality and Supply Chain For Good at Shake Shack

On March 27th we spoke with Jeffrey Amoscato, Vice President of Supply Chain and Menu Innovation, Shake Shack about Hospitality and Supply Chain For Good

Check out the Shake Shack, Stand for Something Good blog:

"We stand for something good in everything we do, which also means thoughtful and sustainable design of every Shack, community support through donations and programming, and hand-picked music played in each Shack (because a burger tastes a little better with good tunes)."

Jeff holds an AOS in Culinary Arts and a BA in Food and Beverage Management, both from the New England Culinary Institute

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13
Mar
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Assurance and Compliance

On March 6th we will be discussing corporate sustainability reporting, assurrance and compliance with Kristen Sullivan from Deloitte US.

Recently in an interview in the Wall Street Journal about challenges facing CFO's, conflict minerals and the SEC's Conflict Minerals rule, Sullivan had this to say in response the the question, 

WSJ: "What are you telling CFOs where to begin and what are some of the implementation issues they face?"

KS: "In addition to finance, the group should include representatives from legal, procurement, supply chain, sustainability, public policy and investor relations to support the effort from a governance structure. From CFOs’ perspective, such broad representation may provide them confidence that they’ve taken the appropriate measures and are in a position to conclude and report in the filings."

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9
Mar
2015

The Roundary Podcast Vol. 0

The Roundary is a podcast, blog, social media, and live event platform dedicated to fostering ideas, stories, and discussions around climate and sustainability. We hope that these conversations come full circle, shaping solutions and improving lives.

Launch party event Saturday March 14, 8:30 - 10:30 in the Bard MBA in Sustainability classroom 1150 6th Avenue, 5th Floor between 44th & 45th St.
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-roundary-podcast-launch-tickets-16002504923
The show premiers on 3/15/15 on iTunes and other podcast apps, as well as from our website, www.theroundary.com
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3
Mar
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays:Gems in the Rough Building Skills for At-risk Girls in Calcutta

Urmi Basu is a woman of few means, facing staggering need, but her mission is clear. In her work with New Light, a nonprofit organization in Kolkata, India, that works to save girls from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and to improve lives of the children of sex workers. She is dedicated to correcting wrongs, one at a time.

"On a global scale the problem of prostitution is so complex and huge that I would be completely overwhelmed if I think about it." Urmi says. "I choose to reduce the aperture of my vision and concentrate my energy only on things that I can do."

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24
Feb
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Peter Boyd, B-Team, Time4Good, Carbon War Room

 Peter Boyd formally of the Carbon War Room  (recently awarded NGO of the Year at the Business Green Leadership Awards) and now a Senior Advisor with the B Team.

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30
Jan
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Mark Z. Jacobson The Solutions Project

The main goal of Mark Z. Jacobson's research is to understand physical, chemical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere better in order to solve atmospheric problems, such as global warming and urban air pollution, with improved scientific insight and more accurate predictive tools. He also evaluates the atmospheric and health effects of proposed energy- and transportation solutions to global warming and air pollution, maps renewable energy resources, and studies optimal methods of integrating renewable electricity into the grid.

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12
Jan
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Paula Luff, CSR A Practitioner’s Perspective

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7
Jan
2015

Sustainable Business Fridays: Joel Salatin and Sustainable Food Systems

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9
Dec
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: Greener Products the Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands

Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director of Worldwide Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Al is a Senior Director in the Worldwide Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability department at Johnson & Johnson where he directs the Global Product Stewardship and Green Marketing programs. He has over 30 years experience in the EHS field and leads Johnson & Johnson’s EARTHWARDS® greener product design approach, product stewardship objectives of the Healthy Future 2015 sustainability goals, green marketing, and emerging issues programs. Prior to J&J, Al worked for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and at an environmental consulting firm. Al received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Policy from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati where he researched EHS self-regulation programs. He is the author of the books, Greener Products: the Making & Marketing of Sustainable Brands (CRC Press 2011) and “Industry Self-Regulation and Voluntary Environmental Compliance” (CRC Press, 2002) and has written numerous articles and blogs on product stewardship and environmental compliance. 

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8
Dec
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: JetBlue Sustainability with Sophia Mendelsohn

As Head of Sustainability for JetBlue, Sophia Mendelsohn is responsible for both the long-term vision of corporate responsibility and the operational reality of implementing change. Through change-management, Sophia has worked to bring composting to airports and established a recycling system that connects more than 50 airports and 800 flights a day… including the offsetting of over two-hundred million pounds of carbon.

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