Archive

Over the years, we have explored a number of fascinating topics with folks, who are leaders in their domain.

April 7, 2017: Can Minimalism Solve Sustainability?
Speaker: Juliet Schor, PhD, Economist & Sociologist, Boston College
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March 7th, 2017: Inside Elections and the Environmental Vote
Speaker: Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & CEO, Environmental Voter Project
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Feb. 7th, 2017: Invite to Ignite
Speakers: 20+ Organizations
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Jan. 10th, 2017: Pushing the Envelope of Shareholder Activism
Speaker: Natasha Lamb, Managing Partner, Arjuna Capital
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Nov. 1st, 2016: Highlights from the 2016 NAEM Conference
Speakers:
Johanna Jobin, Director, Global EHS & Sustainability, Biogen
Frank Marino, Senior Corporate EHS and Sustainability Manager, Raytheon
William Glynn, Sr. Process Engineer, CDM Smith
Liz Harriman, Deputy Director, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Nadine King, Sr. Environmental Real Estate Specialist, Treasury, EH&S, CVS Health
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Oct. 4th, 2016: Materiality
Speakers:
Alyssa Caddle, CSR Consultant Program Manager, Dell, Inc.
Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Solution Experience Senior Manager, High Tech Industry, Dassault Systemes
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Sept. 6th, 2016: GMOs: Science, Sustainability, and Consumer Transparency
Speakers:
Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and Chairman of “Just Label It!
Timothy S. Griffin, Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
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June 7, 2016: Light: Pollution, Prevention, Innovation and Public Health
Speakers:
Dr. Eva Schernhammer, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jennifer Dolin, Manager of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs
OSRAM/SYLVANIA
Feature Documentary: The City Dark (2011) directed/produced by Ian Cheney
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May 3, 2016: Teaching and Learning Sustainability
Speakers:
Dr. Ricky Stern, Executive Director, “e” Inc.
Eric Magers, Green Team and Green Scholars Programs in the MERSD
Hayley Harmon, Director of Partnerships, Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN)
Co-hosts: CitySprouts and Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN)
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April 5, 2016: Environmental Justice
Speakers:
Sam Lipson, Cambridge Public Health Department
Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, MA Water Resources Authority
Kerry Bowie, Masada Partners, LLC
Rebecca Herst, UMass Boston and Boston Harbor Association
Moderators:
Arnold Sapenter, MA DEP (Retired)
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March 1, 2016: Carbon Realities
Co-hosts:
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Sustainable Roundtable, Inc.
Speakers:
State Senator Mike Barrett, D-Lexington
Johanna Jobin, Director, Global EHS & Sustainability, Biogen
Professor Joe Lassiter, Senior Teaching Fellow, Harvard Business School
Moderators:
Eric Grunebaum, Chief Development Officer, TeraCool, LLC
Jamie Salo, Senior Vice President – North America, TruCost
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Feb. 2, 2016: Green Buildings
Co-hosts: US Green Building Council of Massachusetts and Living Building Challenge Boston Collaborative
Speakers:
Grey Lee, Executive Director, US Green Building Council of Massachusetts
Shawn Hesse, Co-facilitator, Living Building Challenge Boston Collaborative
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Jan. 5, 2016: The Clean Energy Transition
Co-hosts: CLF and the Sustainable Solutions Lab of U Mass Boston
Speakers:
Eric Grunebaum, Chief Development Officer, TeraCool, LLC
Christophe Courchesne, Chief of the Environmental Protection Division, MA Attorney General’s Office
Rep. Lori A. Ehrlich, Eighth Essex District

Nov. 3, 2015: Business as Change Agent
Co-hosts: CABA and Impact Hub Boston
Speakers:
Nish Murthy, VP Customer Success, WeSpire
Jacob Robinson, Engagement Manager and Program Coordinator – Corporate Partnerships Program, EDF
Larry Aller, Business Development, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, Next Step Living

Oct. 6, 2015: Clean Energy & Renewables
Speakers:
Katherine McDonald, Executive Director Northest, CleanTech Open (co-host)
Tom Kinneman, VP & Chief Operating Officer, North Shore InnoVentures
Mark Vasu, Executive Vice President, Greentown Labs
Alison Ernst, Senior Manager of Investments, MassCEC

Sept. 1, 2015: COP21
Co-hosts: Net Impact Boston and Sustainable Business Network of MA
Speakers:
Matt Gardner, Founder & Partner, SustainServ
Michael Green, Executive Director, CABA

May 5, 2015: Population with Alan Weisman, Author of Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Speaker: Alan Weisman, Author

April 7, 2015: Supply Chain Logistics, Big Data, and Megacities
Speaker: Dr. Edgar Blanco, Research Director at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Executive Director of the MIT SCALE Network in Latin America

March 3, 2015: Tackling Sustainability in Sports
Speaker: Michael Joseph, PR/Communications Manager at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain

January 6, 2015: BASG: Investing in Sustainability
Speakers:
Timothy Smith
, SVP and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management
Susan Musinsky
, Director, Social Innovation Forum
John Chaimanis, 
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure
Kevin Lehman, Credit Analyst, Breckinridge Capital Advisors

December 2, 2014: The Business of Re-use
Speakers:
Dina Gjertsen, Creator, Fixer Fair
Jason Marshall, Vice President – Retail, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
Brad McNamara, CEO & Co-founder, Freight Farms

November 4, 2014: The Sharing Economy
Speakers:
Emily Stapleton, General Manager, Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. (Operator of Hubway Bicycle System)
Molly Cohen, Law Fellow in Nonprofit Law, Office of the General Counsel at New York University
Katie Shultz, Lead Host & Community Manager, Impact Hub Boston
Mike Brown, Co-founder, GearCommons

October 7, 2014: Sustainability & Innovation
Speakers:
Asheen Phansey, Global head of the Sustainable Innovation Lab at Dassault Systèmes
Eric Hudson, Founder & CEO, Preserve
Helen Sahi, Director for Sustainability for Avery Dennison Corporate and Retail Branding and Information Systems
Rakhshita Dhar, Director, Innovation Services, MassBio

September 2, 2014: Water
Speakers:
Brian Swett, Chief, Environment & Energy, City of Boston
Brooke Barton, Director of Water Program, Ceres
Dr. C. Adam Schlosser, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science Deputy Director for Science, MIT Joint Program for Global Change

May 6, 2014: Sustainable Transportation – We CAN get there from here!
Speakers:
Janie Katz-Christy, Founder and Director at Green Streets Initiative
Jackie Douglas, Executive Director LivableStreets Alliance
Ned Codd, Director of Project-Oriented Planning MassDOT
Gary Rennie, EPA Region 1 & Northeast Diesel Collaborative
Alexis Bateman, Post doctoral student at MIT, Specialist in Freight Movement Along Global Supply Chains

April 1, 2014: Healthy People – Healthy Planet – Healthcare & Sustainability
Speakers:
Janet Bowen, Health Care Coordinator for EPA Region 1
Kyle Cahill, Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Monica Nakielski, Project Manager, Sustainable Initiatives of Partners Healthcare
Hermine Levey Weston, Facility Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth
Kumkum Dilwali, Senior Director, Green Guide for Health Care

March 4, 2014: Sustainable Food Fix: Getting the Food System We Want & We Need
Speakers:
Stacia Clinton, RD. LDN., Healthy Food in Health Care Program Regional Director, Health Care Without Harm
Tim Griffin, Associate Professor and Director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Program, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University
Alex Linkow, Program Director, Fair Food Fund
Edith Murnane, Director of the Office of Food Initiatives, City of Boston

February 4, 2014: The Role of Regulation in Furthering Sustainability
Speakers:
Ann Brewster Weeks, Senior Counsel, Legal Director at Clean Air Task Force
Erica Mattison, Legislative Director, Environmental League of MA
Lea Reynolds, SeniorPolicy Analyst, M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC, Concord MA
Steve Long, Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

January 7, 2014: Effecting Social Change at the Community Level
Speakers:
Scott Richardson, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Project Bread
Greg Hills, Managing Director, FSG
Becky Snow, Environmental Manager, adidas Group

December 3, 2013: Sustainability in Our Schools
Speakers:
Brian Daniels, Principal, Quinn Middle School, Hudson, MA
Kate Crosby, Energy Manager, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
David Harris, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager at OMR Architects, Inc.
Ann Greaney-Williams, Program Coordinator, Environmental Studies, Tufts University 

November 5, 2013: Green Chemistry
Speakers:
Amy Cannon, Executive Director at Beyond Benign
Joel Tickner, Green Chemistry & Commerce, the Green Chemistry Initiative at UMass Lowell, and the Government Workgroup Green Chemistry Initiative
Nick Anastas, Green Chemist at US EPA Region 1

October 1, 2013: Materials Use and Sustainability
Speakers:
Rick Reibstein, Lecturer, environmental law at Boston University
Liz Harriman, Deputy Director at Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Bob Pojasek, Sr. Managing Scientist and Sustainability Lead at Exponent, Inc.

September 3, 2013: The Eccentricities of Solid Waste
Amy Perlmutter, Principal, Perlmutter Associates
Claire Sullivan Galkowski, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative 
Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA 
Adam Mitchell, Partner, Save That Stuff, Inc. 
Larry Groipen, President, ERC Wiping Products

July 2, 2013: Bringing Sustainability to Your Community II
Speakers:
Meg Lusardi, Director of Green Communities, Massachusetts Department of Energy
Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Megan Ramey, Sustainability Programs Coordinator at A Better City
Jim Nail, Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light
Peter Lowitt, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities & Devens Enterprise Commission

June 4, 2013: Bringing Sustainability to Your Community
Speakers:
Susan Jennings, Director of Sustainability UMass Dartmouth
Peter DeBruin, Vice President, Office of Environmental Sustainability, State Street Corporation
Ian Todreas, Co-chair of Belmont’s Energy Committee
Mike Balin “Green Church” Certification Process
Jim Newman, Founder & Principal of Linnean Solutions

May 7, 2013: Building a Bridge (or Tunnel) to Link Sustainability & Quality
Speakers:
Mark Stephan, Principal Program Manager, Office of Sustainability at EMC
Jacki Wilkins, Sustainability Program Manager, Massachusetts Port Authority
Rich Malzman, Global Resource Management, Learning and Professional Advancement Leader, Alcatel-Lucent
Kathy Washburn, Vice President Business Integration, Corporate Sustainability, Breckinridge Capital     Advisors
Carol Baroudi, Practice Advisor, Sustainability, Arrow Electronics

April 2, 2013: Life Cycle Assessment, True Cost Accounting, Social Accounting – What’s Lurking Behind the Wizard’s Curtain?
Speakers:
Tom Gloria, Industrial Ecology Consultants (MC and Moderator)
Mary Light, FSG Social Impact Advisors (Host)
Christoph Koffler, Technical Director, PE INTERNATIONAL, Inc.
Johanna Jobin, Sustainability Manager at EMD Millipore
Laura Thompson, Director, Technical Marketing & Sustainable Development, Sappi Fine Paper
Jon Dettling, Director US, Quantis

March 5, 2013: Unintended Consequences
Speakers:
Rick Gilles, Barnraisers
Lisa Kim, Society for Organizational Learning
Rebecca Niles, Systems Thinking Collaborative
Paul Richard, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
Joseph Sarkis, Clark University