The Future of (Sustainable) Work
October 2, 2018 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | CIC Venture Cafe – Kendall Square
Our next event is just ahead of the MA Green Careers Conference, so we thought we would take a look at the future of work and the place of sustainability in it. To do this, we have invited three inspiring guest speakers to inform and envision with us what the jobs of the future will be, what skills the future workforce will need, and which companies will attract the best talent with their sustainable concepts and environments.
Come learn about the evolving job economy from Fernando Montejo of MIT – Solve
Fernando Montejo is the Community Relations Officer for Solve’s Economic Prosperity pillar. In this role, Fernando engages leaders from the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors to identify and support solutions to economic prosperity challenges in cities and regions worldwide. He is passionate about advancing community and economic development through civic innovation, place-based initiatives, and impactful partnerships. He is currently working on the Work of the Future Challenge, the winners of which will be announced in late September.
Prior to joining Solve, Fernando worked with the executive team of the New York City Housing Authority, where he helped implement a portfolio of rigorous initiatives to improve quality of life for more than 400,000 working and low-income New Yorkers. He has also served as a researcher at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, and was a Global Policy Fellow at the Institute of Technology & Society in Rio de Janeiro, where he investigated the social challenges and innovation opportunities of staging the 2016 Olympic Games.
Fernando is of Peruvian descent, born and raised in Queens, New York City. He holds a Master in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Studies from Cornell University.
Come hear about the workforce of the future, preparing this and the next generation of leaders, from Drew Bonfiglio, Co-founder of Emzingo
Drew is the co-founder of Emzingo, a social enterprise and Certified B Corp focused on creating the next generation of responsible leaders. He and his colleagues work with businesses, universities, and professionals to design and deliver experiential learning that instills a mindset of Responsible Leadership, drives purpose at work, promotes social innovation and environmental awareness, and creates a culture of collaboration.
Drew is also co-founder and co-chair of the B Local Boston board (a professional working group of certified B Corps) where he is helping Greater Boston to use “Business as a Force for Good”. Drew holds an M.S. in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from IE Business School. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife, two kids and puppy.
Come hear about B Corps and designing job places of the future with Anne Sherman of STAACH
Anne is a designer and Director of Sustainability & Operations at STAACH, a multidisciplinary design and manufacturing company with a specialty in creating inspired interiors and furniture for commercial spaces. She brings a passion for design, systems thinking, social impact, and management to her work re-imagine the ways in which businesses operate and interact with society. Her mission is to inform businesses how to build lasting value by demonstrating authenticity, integrity, and accountability to all stakeholders while supporting a sustainable future by employing a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis tools with co-operative learning processes.
Anne is also a champion for the community of Certified B Corps and an advocate for policies supporting sustainable business practices.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Carol, Holly, Tilly and Eric