Making Green from Green: CBS Launches SBC Certificate Series with Event

The green world is moving fast. Legislation was just passed by NYC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. In the fall, the U.S. Senate will tackle the Energy Bill that includes aggressive cap-and-trade rules. And in December, nations will meet in Copenhagen to decide whether to recommit to the Kyoto Protocol.

To help the Columbia Business School community stay current with emerging green trends, and put member careers on a sustainable path, the new Sustainable Business Committee is launching an eight part series on green business that will run from October 2009 through June 2010. Members who attend six out of eight events will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The Series will kick-off with a launch event, “Making Green From Green”

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2009

  • 5:30p.m.Sign-in and networking
  • 6:15p.m. Introduction and Keynotes
  • 7:30p.m. Networking and cocktails.

Place: Columbia/Princeton Club 11 W 43 Street

Speakers: Ray Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpeting and sustainability pioneers. featuring Ray Anderson, Chairman of Interface and Author of “Confessions of A Radical Industrialist” (Macmillan 2009). Rohit Aggarwala, Director of New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability. Topic: GreeNYC initiatives and about opportunities for New York City businesses.

COST: $35 for CBSAC/NY members, $25 for current CBS Students, $40 for NYBSC and Smith Club members, and $45 for non-members. Included with your registration is a one year subscription to Fast Company Magazine ($10 value). If you do not wish to receive this publication

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Note: this is excerpted and adapted from the event’s website