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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8
Nov
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: Resiliency with Dale Sands

Dale Sands is a Senior Vice President and Global Practice Director at AECOM and most recently spent two years as AECOM’s Environment Business Line Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Dale was appointed Vice Chair of the United Nations Private Sector Advisory Group for Disaster Reduction, and led AECOM’s collaborative partnership with IBM in developing the Climate Change “Resilient Cities” Scorecard for the UN. 
In his EMEA Managing Director role, Dale successfully launched AECOM’s Environment business in Africa and re-established the Environment business in the Middle East. As a Global Environmental Practices Director, Dale will continue to lead AECOM’s global technical experts in Air and Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Services, Impact Assessment & Permitting, Remediation, and the Emerging Technologies of Climate Adaption, Nanotechnology, Acoustics, Process Engineering, and Geographic Information Systems.

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4
Nov
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: The Green Sports Wave

Lew Blaustein writes at the intersection of sustainabilty and sports at the GreenSportsBlog. Lew is President of Lewis Brand Solutions, focusing on Green Sponsorship/Media, matching greening brands with green properties. All programs LBS works on must provide tangible environmental benefit as a core element. LBS also develops marketing/sponsorship programs for arts/entertainment properties. Lew also hosts "Green Gotham" on New York cable television.

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31
Oct
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: Natural Capital Valuation

Libby Bernick is Senior Vice President of North America for Trucost, a London-based firm that measures and financially values natural capital. Since 2000, corporations and Investors have used Trucost data and econometric tools to uncover more resilient business models and direct the flow of capital to more sustainable systems. As a member of Trucost’s senior leadership team, she manages the company’s North American business. Libby has worked in executive positions developing products and programs that enable companies to measure resource and commodity risks in portfolios and supply chains across North America, Europe, and Asia. An author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker at international industry forums on valuing natural capital, Bernick is expert in business strategies that incorporate sustainability-based market opportunities and environmental metrics. Ms. Bernick has degrees in engineering, chemistry and biology and over 30 years of experience working with businesses to integrate environmental performance into operations and decision-making

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31
Oct
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: “The Movement Towards Redefining the Role of Business for Society and Our Planet”

Derek Handley is an entrepreneur, author and investor embedding the B-Team vision of people, planet and profit into everything he does: the businesses he works with, the networks he’s involved with, and in New Zealand, the country he calls home. 

He is currently the B Team’s Entrepreneur in Residence, designing a new venture that aims to solve social issues and set new benchmarks in how we treat our people and our planet, at the same time as making money in an innovative and exciting way. He is also an Adjunct Executive Professor at AUT University, Chair and Co-Founder of NZX-listed Snakk Media, a Director at Sky Television, a New Zealand Arts Foundation Trustee, and an Astronaut-in-Waiting at Virgin Galactic.

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11
Sep
2014

“Girl Meets Oil: The Making of a Corporate Idealist”

On September 5th, we talked with Christine Bader, author; visiting scholar and lecturer at Columbia University; and human rights advisor to BSR. She discussed her new book When Girl Meets Oil: Evolution of A Corporate Idealist. The New York TImes calls it “Thought-provoking... if the book doesn’t leave one convinced that every multinational has suddenly developed a guiding conscience, it does offer some encouragement that many are on the way."

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4
May
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: Micro-Finance and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

On May 2nd, we talked with Roger Frank, Managing Director and Founder, Innovare AdvisorsRoger Frank is a capital markets pioneer. Building on his work in international and emerging markets and microfinance, he founded Innovare in 2009. Previously he was a partner at Developing World Markets (DWM) which he joined in 2004. 

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25
Apr
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: The Next Big Step: Building a Culture for Sustainability

On April 25th, we talked with Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D, who is President and CEO of Transitioning to GreenHer company helps companies and organizations mainstream sustainability into all aspects of their corporate culture. Based on original research in her new book, Building a Culture for Sustainability, Jeana will share stories and practical insights about how nine companies are finding ways to move sustainability from CEO-level concept to everyday action and everyday outcomes. Drawing on more than 20 years of her own research, teaching, and front-line experience in HR, she pulls all those pieces together to deliver practical advice to large and small organizations on how to begin or accelerate their own transitions to long-term sustainability. 

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4
Apr
2014

Sustainable Business Fridays: Pfizer’s Green Journey: The Path to a Sustainable Future

On April 4th, we talked with Tom Polton, the Senior Director of Product Stewardship within Pfizer's Global Environment, Health, and Safety Platform. In 2010, Tom Polton was appointed to lead Pfizer's Environmental Sustainability program. Together with his responsibilities for Product Stewardship, he is engaged in an effort to manage Pfizer’s environmental impacts throughout the product life cycle. 

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