Upcoming Events: Business & Leadership

Wed 4/23

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Latino/a Culture, Heritage and Conservation for the Environment

Date: Wed, April 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Explore this community's history of conservation.

Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council
Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University
Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator; Environmentalist; Community Health and Safety Activist

Most people don't automatically label Latinos and Latinas as environmentalists. A deeper look at family, home and community values reveals a long-standing generational commitment to conservation and the wise use of everyday resources in daily life. California's changing demographics all point to a tremendous potential for local, national and worldwide political environmental progress as we listen and learn about the conservation practices of our Latino and Latina families and communities.

Tue 4/29

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On the Green Beat in the Developing World — Internews

Date: Tue, April 29, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Media and the future of environmentalism in developing countries

Liu Lican, Journalist, China
Gustavo Faleiros, Journalist, Brazil
Imelda Abano, Journalist, Philippines
Michael Simire, Journalist, Nigeria
James Fahn, Executive Director, Internews' "Earth Journalism Network" – Moderator

Home to 80 percent of the world's population, the fastest growing economies and most of our remaining biodiversity, the developing countries of the world are key to our planet's environmental future. Even more than in the U.S., the countries’ local media plays a crucial role in framing the debates over environmental issues and challenges, promoting behavior changes and occasionally swaying policies. Come hear the views of these highly respected and experienced leading environmental journalists about the current possibilities of environmental failure or progress in China, Brazil, the Philippines, Nigeria and other developing countries.

Wed 4/30

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Endangered World Rivers and Deltas: Where the Rivers Flow in the Cycle to Revitalize the Oceans

Date: Wed, April 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Steven Goldbeck, Chief Deputy Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission; Former Co-chair, San Francisco Estuary Project's Dredging and Waterway Modification Committee 
Kimery Wiltshire, CEO & Director, Carpe Diem West 
Jason Rainey, Executive Director, International Rivers Network

International rivers and their deltas are vulnerable to flooding, water intrusion, drought and severely damaged ecologies. Deltas are the critical point where the rivers flow in nature's cycle to revitalize the oceans and earth. Join two distinguished experts for a discussion of the damage and destruction to the world's deltas. Learn what the international Delta Alliance and their partners are doing to restore major rivers and deltas, including the Nile Delta, Yangtze Delta and the Mississippi Delta.

Thu 5/15

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The Purpose Economy: Passion, Community and Profits

Date: Thu, May 15, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
A blueprint for a new economic era.
Aaron Hurst, Founder, Taproot Foundation; CEO, Imperative; Author, The Purpose Economy
We are in a new economic era that is driven by connecting people to their purpose. A new breed of startups – like Etsy, Zaarly, Elance, Tough Mudder, Kickstarter and Airbnb – are responding to our desire for purpose by finding new ways to engage with like-minded communities near and far.
Founder and advisor to the Taproot Foundation, where he was the lead architect in developing the $15 billion pro bono service market, Hurst presents a blueprint for a new economic era that is transforming work, organizations and markets to better serve people and the world.

Wed 6/25

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How Colleges and Universities Are Leading a Nation Wide Transformation to Meet Sustainability and Environmental Challenges

Date: Wed, June 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Dianne F. Harrison, President, CSU Northridge; Former President, CSU Monterey Bay; Administrator and Faculty Member, Florida State University 
William Shutkin, President and CEO, Presidio Graduate School; Richard M. Gray Fellow in Sustainability Practice 
Maria Harper-Marinick, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community College District 
Mitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus, Unity College; Director, The Second Nature Presidential Fellows Program; Author, The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus 
Kerry Curtis, Professor Emeritus, Golden Gate University; Member, Board of Governors, Commonwealth Club of California; Emeritus Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Member Led Forum – Moderator

American colleges and universities are taking a major leadership role in promoting sustainability solutions, practices and behaviors. This program will feature prominent higher education executives who are integral in this process. They will discuss the importance of leadership in taking bold steps and actions that serve as a model for other communities.

Mon 10/6

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The Business Solution to Poverty

Date: Mon, October 06, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

More than 60 years after the rich nations of the world began acting to end poverty, and after the expenditure of more than $2.5 trillion, more people today are living on $2 a day or less than the total population of the planet in 1950. Despite continuing optimism from the World Bank and the United Nations that they’re on track to eradicate poverty, Mal Warwick argues that traditional methods have failed and that only the private sector possesses the resources and the incentives to do the job. This lively presentation will explain how entrepreneurs and existing businesses can design, produce and market income-generating products that will enable 2.7 billion $2-a-day customers to lift themselves out of poverty.