Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit

Friday, March 25, 2022
12:30 - 4:00 P.M. (EDT)

Join us in-person at:

UConn School of Business
Room 106
2100 Hillside Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269-1041

This event will be livestreamed. Registration is free for either in-person or virtual attendance.

UConn Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit Storrs Connecticut 2022

About the Event

The UConn School of Business is excited to host the Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit (GBLSS) on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 1 pm to 4pm at UConn’s School of Business on the Storrs campus. This half-day event will gather professionals, faculty, and students to discuss key sustainability topics for businesses. In addition we will highlight existing sustainability initiatives ongoing across the University of Connecticut. The summit aims to create a space to build productive relationships with sustainable business partners while continuing to educate and prepare our students.

The agenda will kick off with a Keynote Panel discussion featuring representatives from UConn, the public sector, and the corporate sector to respond to critical questions about sustainability in business. After the keynote, we will have breakout sessions focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) – how we do business sustainably and how we measure it. We will conclude the afternoon with a closing session to debrief on lessons learned, plan for the future, and connect with one another via a networking reception. Networking will be organized according to "affinity groups" which participants can choose upon registering.

The summit is hosted by Global Business Programs and co-sponsored by the Business and Human Rights Initiative at UConn.

Program Agenda

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


John Elliott
Dean and Auran J. Fox Chair in Business
University of Connecticut, School of Business

Keynote Panel Discussion: Sustainability in the Business Context

Robert Bird
Professor of Business Law
Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics

University of Connecticut, School of Business

Michael Willig
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Executive Director of the Institute of the Environment (IoE)

University of Connecticut

Stephen Park
Associate Professor & Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility
Business Law

University of Connecticut, School of Business

Michelle Naggar Reichenbach
Impact with Integrity Consulting, LLC

Brian R. Farnen
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Connecticut Green Bank

2:10 - 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Session: Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

John Mandyck
Urban Green Council
Adjunct Professor
University of Connecticut, School of Business

Mary Engvall
Former Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility

Brian Paganini
Vice President and Managing Director
Quantum Biopower

Breakout Session: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Rachel Chambers
Assistant Professor, Business Law
University of Connecticut, School of Business

Margo Bailey
Corporate Citizenship Manager
Pratt & Whitney

Emily Dodson
Senior Social Compliance Associate
Fair Labor Association

Shareen Hertel
Professor, Political Science and Human Rights
University of Connecticut

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Session: Next Steps

Lucy Gilson
Associate Dean of Faculty and Outreach
University of Connecticut, School of Business

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.



For general inquiries, please contact Arminda Kamphausen at

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