November 3, 2016, Cumnock Hall, 3-5 p.m., "Dealing with a Changing World"
How do we respond to what now seems inevitable? What can we do? What are the opportunities and challenges for creative solutions? Join students, faculty and community members for an informative afternoon with Michael Gordon, Executive Director and founding partner of Climate Action Business Association and Spencer Glendon, Partner at Wellington Management Company. Peruse research posters. Informational tables on student clubs, the environment, climate change and sustainability will be available. This event typically draws over 400 students, staff, faculty and community members, arrive early! Registration required.
- Michael Green is the Executive Director and Founding Partner of Climate Action Business Association (CABA). The Boston-based organization focuses on organizing leaders of small local businesses to advocate for action on climate issues on local, state, national, and international platforms. CABA also supports local businesses to reduce their carbon footprints and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change through metrics-driven programs and strategic support from staff. Michael advocates for policies to address climate change within and beyond his position at CABA. In addition to working on various national and international campaigns, Michael has served as a representative to the United Nations since 2012, focusing on international climate policy. He recently has been awarded as a Champion of Change by the Obama Administration as well as receiving the 2016 Greenovate Earth Day Award from the Mayor of Boston.
- Spencer Glendon is a Partner at Wellington Management where he leads the firm in research on a variety of idiosyncratic topics. For the past several years he has focused on the models and empirics behind climate science and finance and the gaps between the disciplines and their practitioners. In prior roles at the firm, Spencer was the Director of Investment Research and a specialist on China.
November 3-4, 2016, National & International Partnerships Workshop on Sustainability, This one-and-a-half-day program brings together sustainability educators, practitioners, NGOs and industry, government and future leaders for an interactive experience. More information, schedule and registration.