The Business Challenges and Opportunities of Energy and Water Sustainability

  • Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009
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    Sponsored by Penn State University's Smeal College of Business and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


    8:30 - 8:40 a.m   
    Dean Jim Thomas
    , Penn State University

    Opening Remarks
    Fariborz Ghadar, Penn State University
    Steven Schrage, CSIS

    8:40 - 9:00 a.m.    
    Keynote Address:  Changing Notions of Sustainability
    Marielle Canter Weikel, Senior Manager, Corporate Environmental Leadership Strategies, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Conservation International

    9:00 - 10:15 a.m.   
    Sustainable Energy: Challenges, Opportunities, Technologies and Strategies
    Ellen Lutz, President & CEO, Clean Markets
    Gerald Susman, Associate Dean for Research, The Robert & Judith Klein Professor of Management, Director of Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change at Penn State University; Smeal Sustainability Project
    Seth Dunn, Renewables Policy Leader, Americas at GE Energy

    Moderated by Sarah Ladislaw, CSIS

    10:15 -10:45 a.m.   
    Nuclear Industry
    Rick Etling, Vice President-Strategy, Westinghouse Electric Company
    Moderated by Fariborz Ghadar, Penn State University

    10:45 -11:00 a.m.   
    Coffee Break

    11:00 - 11:45 a.m.    
    Sustainable Water: Embedding Water into the Business Plan
    Introduction by Steven Schrage, CSIS
    Jan Dell, Vice President, Energy Division, CH2M HILL
    Omar Vargas, Director, Global Policy & Government Affairs, PepsiCo

    Moderated by Rachel Posner, CSIS

    11:45 -  noon     Closing Remarks
    Fariborz Ghadar, Penn State University
    Steven Schrage, CSIS

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