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The Sustainable Perspective: Leadership and Innovation


Apr 05, 2011 - 1:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda

This event will be comprised of two panels, a keynote presentation and a cocktail reception. Panels will focus on leadership and innovative sustainability techniques and strategies for solving global issues. The symposium will help sustainability practitioners share best practices and next practices. This forum is also an opportunity to connect current experts with Columbia’s emerging leaders.

Eric Corey Freed, Principal and Founder of OrganicArchitec, is the keynote speaker. He is a renowned architect and author with over 20 years experience in green building. He is considered by many to be a leader in the field of sustainability and speaks nationally about key sustainability issues.

Confirmed panelists include Sarah King, Principal at Green Order; Sam Harrington, Head of Marketing and Communications for Ecovative Design LLC; Greg Hale, Senior Policy Analyst for Market Innovation at the NRDC; Mark Dorfman, Green Chemistry Naturalist and member, Biomimicry Guild Speakers Bureau and Sascha Simon, Head of Advanced Product Planning for Mercedes-Benz USA.

This event is sponsored by the Columbia University Sustainability Management Graduate Student Association, The Earth Institute and The School of Professional Studies.

Tickets are free but space is limited so please register in advance.