Sustainability Speaker Series
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2013 semester Sustainability Speaker Series. Please join us for the following events.
Upcoming Fall 2013 Events
The Sustainability Speaker Series is supported by a generous grant from the Homer Hayward Family.
Economics of Competing Energy Technologies
This talk will review recent research on the prospects for affordable low carbon energy. Specifically, I will examine recent trends in the cost competitiveness of both renewable energy and fossil fuels with reduced carbon emissions.
Stefan Reichelstein (William R. Tinken Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University),
Stefan Reichelstein received his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1984. Prior to that, he completed his undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Bonn in Germany. Over the past 30 years, Reichelstein has served on the faculties of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, the University of Vienna in Austria, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His teaching has spanned financial and managerial accounting courses offered to undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral students. In recent years, he has introduced new courses on Sustainability and Clean Energy at Stanford. Reichelstein’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and private foundations; several of his papers have won “Best-Paper” awards.
Reichelstein serves on the editorial boards of several journals; he is also currently an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and Foundations and Trends in Accounting. Until 2010, he served as the Department Editor for Accounting at Management Science. Professor Reichelstein has been a consultant to select companies and non-profit organizations. Reichelstein has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Fribourg (2008) and Mannheim (2011). In 2007, he has was appointed a Honorarprofessor at the University of Vienna.
October 2, 2013
Urbanism: An Unconventional Look at Water Quality and Local Government
Robert Ketley- (Head of Waste Management, City of Watsonville)
Robert Ketley was born in London during the swinging 60s. His parents were both “hip” artists. Not surprisingly, Robert went on to obtain a science degree. Following college, Robert pursued a career selling drugs (for a German pharmaceutical firm) and subsequently as a Porsche mechanic. Neither choice worked out very well.
In 1986 Robert immigrated to California. His first job involved being lowered into San Jose's storm drains. Robert discovered he had a bright future in sewers. Over the next few years Robert went on to manage a pretreatment program and implement a municipal stormwater program. He even secured the glamorous position of “head garbage guy” for the City of Watsonville.
Robert has worked closely with federal, state and local governments on a variety of environmental issues such as stormwater , harmful algal blooms, climate change and hazardous wastes. When he isn't working, Robert likes to fly fish in the Monterey Bay surf.
October 9, 2013
The Future of Sustainable Business: Trends and Opportunities
Eric Olson (Senior Vice President for Technical Services, Business for Social Responsibility)
With more than 20 years in the consulting field, Eric leads BSR's global Advisory Services practice to deliver successful sustainability strategies that boost the bottom line for companies while benefiting the world. In addition to advising the CEOs and senior teams of several global companies, Eric directs BSR’s work on the Future of Energy, as well as the Center for Sustainable Procurement.
Prior to joining BSR, Eric worked with the Natural Step in San Francisco, accelerating sustainability through strategic counsel on a broad range of corporate responsibility matters that included supply chain management and sustainable development. He also has served as vice president at the Boston Consulting Group and was a partner and founding member of the global consultancy Mitchell Madison Group.
Eric was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned an M.S. in Russian and East European Studies. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College.
Nov 20, 2013
USAID Marine Conservation Efforts: Indonesia and the Philippines
November 25, 2013
Agriculture and Local Food Movements
Dr. David Cleveland- (Professor of Environmental Science, UC Santa Barbara)
April 9. 2014
Dark Green Ecological Movement
Dr. Bron Taylor (Professor of Environmental Science, University of Florida)
April 22, 2014
More speakers to come!