March 24: Panel Discussion on Sustainability, Social Responsibility and the Economic Crisis

Sustainability, Social Responsibility and the Economic Crisis
Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by the Ross Alumni Club of Boston

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The Hampshire House 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Map

Net Impact Boston is invited to join renowned experts in sustainability and social responsibility for an engaging and provocative panel discussion to understand the impact of the economic crisis on the sustainability and social responsibility agendas.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Gib Hedstrom founded Hedstrom Associates in 2003 to work with companies that want to be profitable, to be admired, and to succeed as innovative enterprises of the twenty-first century. He brings over 25 years of experience helping global corporations address the toughest environmental and sustainability issues of the day
  • Peter Kinder, Founder and President of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., one of the best known firms in the socially responsible investing space, and developer of the Domini 400 Social Index (now known as the FTSE/KLD 400), the first socially-screened US equity portfolio, created in 1990.
  • Eric Lowitt, Research Fellow at Accenture’s Institute for High Performance, author of several sustainability points of view, including Compatible Aims: Sustainability and High Performance, and Driving Sustainability in the Downturn
  • Gwen Ruta, Vice President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Director of their Corporate Partnerships program.  She is also on the Board of Directors of the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan.

  • More information and tickets
    Tickets are free for students, $10 for Ross alums, and $20 for everyone else (all are welcome).  The admission fee includes beer & wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Seating is limited, so please register soon.

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