Hosted by: Equinox Center, Startup Leadership Program and San Diego Regional EDC
June 7, 2012
Thanks to the more than 90 of you who turned out for last week’s “Green to the Core®: Launching & Growing a Sustainable Business” event hosted by Equinox Center, Startup Leadership Program and San Diego Regional EDC.
Did you miss it? Not to worry -- here's a quick recap!
This event featured a spirited panel discussion with three of the region’s most innovative green entrepreneurs, networking and craft beer by Lost Abbey.
If you are a current or aspiring entrepreneur who missed the event but would like to learn more about Startup Leadership Program (SLP), a world-class training program for outstanding leaders and innovators who are or want to be startup CEOs, click here. SLP is recruiting 2013 fellows now!
For more on Equinox Center’s Leaders 2020 initiative, click here.
Our dynamic, inspirational and at times hilarious speakers stressed the importance of getting involved on a local level to drive smarter, more sustainable policies that can support a clean economy in the region and beyond. The discussion also spanned topics like what to do about “greenwashing,” the impact of the policy environment on green business, and de-politicizing sustainability.
Wall Street Journal / invitation only event
March 21-23, 2012
The Wall Street Journal’s fifth annual conference on the business of the environment took place in Santa Barbara, California, March 21-23, 2012. As always, the focus at ECO:nomics was on discussion, debate, and the pursuit of real solutions. For full coverage of the conference, click here for selected video and here for the Special Report published by the Journal on March 26, 2012.
As well as Ned McMahon from Malama Composites.
ECO:nomics participants also joined an array of working groups to come up with smart ways to deal with some of the most crucial environmental issues for companies and investors. Vinod Khosla reported on his group’s discussion about green investing. Betty Noonan, senior vice president of Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, came back with recommendations about marketing green efforts. Eric Spiegel, CEO of the U.S. unit of Siemens, joined Rocky Mountain Institute chairman Amory Lovins in shedding light on energy efficiency. Mark Williams, downstream director at Royal Dutch Shell plc, and IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates chairman Daniel Yergin discussed the outlook for fossil fuels. Bank of America’s global technology and operations executive, Catherine Bessant, and Duke Energy chief executive James Rogers talked about the best ways to capture a CEO’s ear on environmental issues.