Institute for Sustainable Business Practice


Event information:

Prof. David Krueger
Charles E. Spahr Chair of Managerial & Corporate Ethics

2010 Sustainability Symposium

BW Sustainability Symposium

Carbon Footprints -- How Can We Transform Our Tomorrow?

March 1-2, 2010

Scientists, policy analysts and many corporate leaders believe our global society needs to reduce overall carbon emissions by 80 to 90 percent by 2050 in order to mitigate the worst future impacts of climate change. This daunting task will challenge governments, corporations, municipalities and ordinary citizens around the world to engage in a process of technological and social transformation ... the likes of which we have never seen before in human history.

This dynamic two-day symposium brings together world-renowned leaders, prominent local government representatives, members of the private sector, and experts who will discuss present and future issues relating to energy, climate and carbon as they impact our health and economic vitality of regional businesses and municipalities.

All events listed are free and open to the public.

Additional symposium parking is available in the St. Paul Lutheran Church lot at 276 E. Bagley Rd., Berea. The large lot is approximately one and a half blocks east of Strosacker Hall, College Union. Please park toward the south end of the lot, whose entrance is immediately south of Bagley Rd. on Eastland Rd.

Senator Sherrod Brown


Monday, March 1, 10:00 a.m.
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall, College Union
120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH

Having earned a reputation as a public official who looks to the future, Senator Brown is working with Ohio's universities, entrepreneurs, labor unions and community leaders to help utilize the state's natural resources and to develop a clean-energy industry.  He will share his vision for a clean-energy economy in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Related Links:

Senator Sherrod Brown



Dr. Susan Solomon, Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Earth System Research Laboratory


"Climate Change: A Challenge For Our Times"


Monday, March 1, 8:00 p.m.
Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front St., Berea, OH.

Having led an expedition to Antarctica to study ozone depletion, Dr. Solomon made her mark both as a leading scientist as well as having a glacier named for her. With a career that includes being awarded the 1999 National Medal of Science, the highest scientific award bestowed by the United States government, she brings to BW a national reputation in the area of environmental awareness.

She is a senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory and was the lead U.S. scientist for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body that provides international leading scientific and policy analysis on climate change.

Dr. Solomon will address the huge, complex, multi-dimensional challenge that climate change poses for global society. As co-chair of the Group I 2007 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, she has played a major global role in helping the world to understand the severity of the global warming problem. Her remarks will reflect the breadth and depth of her knowledge as one of the world's leading atmospheric chemists.

Related Links: Chemical Heritage Foundation
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

*Symposium Keynote Address guests may park in any BW student lot, and nearby city or public parking is available.


Panel Discussions,
Tuesday, March 2

A series of concurrent panel sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon.

  • It's Real If  We Can Measure It:  The Metrics of Corporate Sustainability
  • Carbon and Food Systems: 
    How One Large Industry Can Make a Difference
  • Prospects for a Clean Energy Industry in Northeast Ohio
    Small Businesses:  How to Get Started

Chris Connor,
CEO of Sherwin-Williams Corporation

Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 p.m.
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall, College Union
120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH

Addressing corporate responsibility, Mr. Connor will share his company's success with regard to sustainability.  Having produced a line of environmentally preferred paint, Sherwin-Williams was honored by KB Home (one of America's largest home builders) with a Sustainability Partnership award for its positive contribution to KB Home's strategic environmental initiative.

Related Links: Sherwin-Williams - CSR

KB Home Announces Exclusive Use of Sherwin-Williams Environmentally Preferred Paints in All New Homes


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