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Spring 2024 Sustainable Business Forum

April 04th, 2024
Partnerships, Coalitions, & Collaborations for a Thriving Future

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Join us for our flagship event, the Sustainable Business Forum, where we curate and host cross sector conversations that generate visionary sustainable business solutions.
Grow your sustainable business through strategic connections at our upcoming event, focused on 'Partnerships, Collaboration, and Coalitions for a Thriving Future.' Join us for a member exclusive opportunity to discover the keys to driving systemic change and accelerating sustainability goals through a shared vision that thrives for all. Gain invaluable insights into participating in collective action, sharing risks, and managing costs associated with sustainable innovation across your industry, value chain, and region.

Table of Contents

  1. Agenda
  2. Recommended Reading
  3. Getting Here


Download the agenda document here

Academic Keynote

Hunter Lovins, Ctr. for Humanistic Management Senior Fellow, Fordham

Moderator, Liz Vescio, Director of ESG / ESG Advisor, Crown Castle

The Voice of the Community

Brittany Reno, Mayor, Sharpsburg

Christina Hollenback, Founding Partner, Justice Capital

Amanda Woodrum, Executive Director, ReImagine Appalachia

Moderator, Anna Connor, Innovation Specialist, Duquesne Light Company

Industry Keynote 

Mil Niepold, President, The Mara Partner

Moderator, Cara Kennedy, Sustainability Consulting People & Practice Lead, JLL

Sharing Knowledge, Tech, and Risk

Jackie Omotalade, Climate Investments National Director, Dream

Vivien Luk, Executive Director, WORK / First Mile

Sara Enright, Ex-Director of Collaborations, BSR

Bernard Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Empire Diversified Energy / ARCH2

Moderator, Holly Vogt, Senior Director of Center for Sustainability, UPMC

Workshop - Building Coalitions

John Holm, SVP Pyxera Global & Secretariat for Circular City Coalition (CCC) & Circular Supply Chain Coalition (CSCC)

Key Takeaways and Commitments

Moderator, Vanitha Swaminathan, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Pitt Business

Recommended Reading

A. Pre-Readings:- 

B. Other Recommended Readings:-

Getting Here 

All events will be held at Alumni Hall at 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Parking will be in Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage at 4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. We encourage using more sustainable transportation forms like Pittsburgh Regional Transit busses, walking, or biking with your own bike or Pogoh bike sharing!