Baruch College Hosts Sustainability 2.0: Envisioning Business and the Urban Environment

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(New York, NY, Oct. 27, 2009) What will the business environment be like as we approach the mid-21st century? Planning must begin now if cities of 25, 50, or even 100 million are to provide a hospitable environment for business. Every aspect of infrastructure—water, power, information infrastructure, buildings – needs to be upgraded to become as ‘green” or sustainable as possible. Partnerships and collaboration among business, government, communities, and technology experts hold the key.

On November 6, 2009 experts from these fields will come together at Baruch College to discuss how they are meeting current challenges and envisioning the future. This half-day forum is organized and sponsored by The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, and Corporate Communications International at Baruch College.

Sustainability 2.0 takes place in the Newman Conference Center at Baruch College, 151 E. 25th Street, New York City.

Coverage Invited.

9 am -- Water Panel
Paul S. Mankiewicz, PhD., Executive Director, the Gaia Institute
Gary Rancourt, Worldwide Business Development Executive,
Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation
Beth Sauerhaft, Phd., Sr. Manager, Environmental Stewardship,
Pepsi Cola North America Beverages
Moderator: Michael Goodman, PhD, Dir., Corporate Communications International

10:15 am -- Energy Panel
G. Sandy Diehl III, VP, Integrated Commercial Solutions,
United Technologies, Corp.
Rena Ghafurian, Technical Leader, Central Engingeering,
Consolidated Edison
Tom Schepers, Director, Systems Engineering, CISCO Systems
Moderated by Donald Schepers, PhD, Dir., The Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

11:45 am – Real Estate Panel
Michael P. Davidson, Sr. VP, Corporate Workplace Executive,
Bank of America
Robert F. Fox, Jr., AIA Partner, Cook + Fox Architects, LLP
Scott E. Frank PE, Partner, Jaros Baum & Bolles
Amanda Kaminsky, LEED AP, BD+C, Sustainable Construction Manager,
One Bryant Park

Moderated by Jack S. Nyman, Dir., The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

For additional information or to register, contact Matthew LePere at 646.312.3231 or visit: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/sustainability-2.0