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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