||Ray Anderson, Chairman of Interface and Author of “Confessions of A Radical Industrialist” (Macmillan 2009);Rohit Aggarwala, Director of New York City Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability
MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN: KICK-OFF EVENT. RECEPTION & KEYNOTE
Inaugural event of the new Sustainable Business Committee. Keynote address by author and CEO of Interface, Ray Anderson and Rohit Aggarwala, Director for New York City Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability.
Columbia Business School Alumni Club of
New York Announces New Sustainable Business Committee
Eight-part Event Series with Certificate Program to Commence Fall 2009
The green world is moving fast. Legislation was just passed by NYC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. In the fall, the U.S. Senate will tackle the Energy Bill that includes aggressive cap-and-trade rules. And in December, nations will meet in Copenhagen to decide whether to recommit to the Kyoto Protocol.
To help the Columbia Business School, alumni and larger community stay current with emerging green trends, and put member careers on a sustainable path, the new Sustainable Business Committee is launching an eight part series on green business that will run from October 2009 through June 2010. Members who attend six out of eight events will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The Series will kick-off with a launch event, as follows:
Making Green From Green: The Kickoff Event
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
5:30p.m. Sign-in and networking
6:15p.m. Introduction and Keynotes
7:30p.m. Networking and cocktails.
Place: Columbia/Princeton Club 11 W 43 Street
Speakers: Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpeting and sustainability pioneers. featuring Ray Anderson, Chairman of Interface and Author of “Confessions of A Radical Industrialist” (Macmillan 2009).
Rohit Aggarwala, Director of New York City Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability. Topic: GreeNYC initiatives and about opportunities for New York City businesses.
COST: $35 for CBSAC/NY members, $25 for current CBS Students, $40 for NYBSC and Smith Club members, and $45 for non-members. Limited space will be available to register at the door. Please bring a check or cash.
Admission includes hors d’ouevres, two free drinks, a goody bag chockfull of great green things, a year’s subcription to Fast Company magazine ($10 value) and a chance to win a free copy of Ray’s new book.
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There are a limited number of spaces available. You will be able to register for these at the door. Please bring a check or cash to do so.
MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS WELCOME.
For more information contact Anisa Keith or Jacquie Ottman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Jackie Chu, Lisa Ledwith, Jacquie Ottman, Anisa Keith and SBC Committee for organizing this event.