Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit

Save the Date!
Friday, March 1, 2024
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Join us in-person at:

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

UConn Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit Storrs Connecticut 2022

About the Event

The Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit (GBLSS) is a half-day event that gathers professionals, alumni, faculty, and students to discuss key sustainability topics for business. Highlighted at this year's event are existing sustainability initiatives ongoing across the University of Connecticut and the State 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 2024 GBLSS agenda "The Climate Challenge and the Quantum Leap: Business, Energy, and Infrastructure", will address current issues of the energy transition and the value stream of delivering clean energy and discuss where we are in the ESG conversation. Sessions will feature representatives from UConn, the public sector, and the corporate sector to respond to critical questions from a sustainable and responsible business perspective. As in previous years, we also include a panel showcasing the work of a few young alumni making an impact in their respective industries and a session highlighting current UConn student initiatives related to sustainability. There will be a networking break between the panel sessions to allow attendees to connect.

The summit is hosted by the School of Business Global & Sustainability Initiatives Office and co-sponsored by the Business and Human Rights Initiative at UConn. This event will be hosted on Friday, March 1, 2024 in the School of Business at Storrs from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m..


2024 Program Agenda

Save the Date: Friday, March 1, 2024 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Welcome

Gerlinde Berger-Walliser
Associate Professor, Business Law
University of Connecticut, School of Business

Keynote Fireside Chat with President Maric and Brian Paganini

"The Climate Challenge and the Quantum Leap: Business, Energy, and Infrastructure"

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

Radenka Maric
President and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
University of Connecticut

Brian Paganini
Vice- President and Managing Director
Quantum Biopower

1:55 - 2:40 p.m.

Panel Session: The Energy Transition: The Value Stream of Delivering Clean Energy

Moderator
Jennifer Eigo
Instructor-in-Residence
University of Connecticut, School of Business

Speakers
Bryan Dougherty
Offshore Wind Operations
Orsted

Dan Boyd
Founder
Current Trucking

Lauren Burm
Senior Director
Vestas

Larry Seiler
Head of Development
Ozone Renewables

2:40 - 3:10 p.m.

Networking Break

3:10 - 3:40 p.m.

Panel Session: Young Alumni Making an Impact

Speakers
Jessica Weaver
Corporate Governance Analyst
Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer

Jeff Levins
Senior Analyst, Emerging Technology
Charter

Sarah Cusano
Associate ESG Advisor
Alliance Advisors

Jason Harris
Senior Director of Project Development
NovoHydrogen

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

3:45 - 4:20 p.m.

ESG: Industry Trends and Corporate Perspectives

Heather Burns
CEO
CT Sustainable Business Council

John Mandyck
CEO
Urban Green Council, NYC

Karen Jarmoc
Senior Sustainability Consultant
National ESG Council

REPLACE WITH SPEAKER 2

Ryan Coles
Assistant Professor & Co-Founder Daigle Labs
University of Connecticut

4:25 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Session: Spotlighting Student Success

Moderator
Radhika Kanaskar
Sustainability Program Lead, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Founder, Champions of the World

Olaoluwa Ogunseun
MSBAPM
University of Connecticut

Joseph Roberts
Finance major, Social Responsibility & Impact minor
University of Connecticut

Lucy Ledesma
MEM
University of Connecticut

Nicolas Michel
Computer Science
University of Connecticut

Arminda Kamphausen
Director, Global & Sustainability Initiatives
University of Connecticut


Thanks!

Our sincere appreciation to Professors Stephen Park and Rachel Chambers for all their support.

Questions?

For general inquiries, please contact Arminda Kamphausen at global.business@uconn.edu


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Past GBLSS Events

About the 2023 GBLSS Summit

The Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit (GBLSS) is a half-day event that gathers professionals, faculty, and students to discuss key sustainability topics for business. Highlighted at this year's event are existing sustainability initiatives ongoing across the University of Connecticut and the State 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 Fireside Chat between Dean John Elliott and Dr. Dinah Koehler on the topic, "Is ESG Sustainable?" Following sessions feature representatives from UConn, the public sector, and the corporate sector to respond to critical questions about sustainability in business. Breakout sessions will offer a variety of topics for attendees. We will conclude the afternoon with a closing session to debrief on lessons learned and highlight current UConn student initiatives. There will be a networking break between the panel sessions to allow attendees to connect.

The summit is hosted by the School of Business Global & Sustainability Initiatives Office and co-sponsored by the Business and Human Rights Initiative at UConn. This event will be hosted on March 24, 2023 in the School of Business at Storrs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn more about the 2023 GBLSS

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