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CUNY MonthZicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International Host 4th Annual Symposium on Sustainability

New Business Models for Energy Innovation, Nov. 4

NEW YORK, NY, November 1, 2011 – Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International host the 4th Annual Symposium on Sustainability: New Business Models for Energy Innovation, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., November 4, at 151 E. 25th Street, Room 750. This event is also part of CUNY Month, which celebrates the dynamic programming offered to the community by colleges and universities in the City University of New York system.

The one-day symposium will focus on the topic of energy, which is a vital component to community and business life. What role should business play in developing a sound energy policy, one that provides for a sustainable future for the people and businesses that make up communities? The symposium will explore these issues and others.

Sessions include:

“Today's Technologies: Is “Fracking” the Future of Fossil Fuels?,” from 9:05 to 10:15 a.m., moderated by Marya Cotten, Assistant Professor of Law, Baruch College. Panelists: Walter Hang, President, Toxics Targeting; and Thomas Shepstone, Shepstone Management Company.

Innovative Technologies: Is There a ‘Big Bang' for Our Bucks?, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., moderated by Michael Goodman, Professor of Corporate Communication, Baruch College. Panelists: Tom Kowaleski, VP of Corporate Communications, BMW of North America; and Richard Struck, Economic Development Director, Orange & Rockland Utilities, a conEdison, Inc. Company.

The Role of Business: Policy, Pricing and Reporting, from noon to 1:15 p.m., moderated by Donald Schepers, Professor of Management, Baruch College. Panelists: Lee Ballin, Sustainability Manager, Bloomberg LP; Bruce Kahn, Director and Senior Investment Analyst, Deutsche Bank Climate Advisors; and Laurie Kerr, Senior Policy Advisor, New York City's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.

Free registration is available to Corporate Communication International sponsors and Baruch College alumni, students, staff, and faculty; all media; and CUNY faculty, students and staff. General registration is $115; discounted registration is $75 and is offered to academics, non-profits, government representatives and some community organizations. To learn more and register by phone, call (646) 312-3231 or send an e-mail to Matthew LePere at



Manny Romero, Baruch College, (646) 660-6141,

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