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Live From Ann Arbor: IE to Cover the 2010 Net Impact Conference

Are you dying to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week to meet some of the world’s most estimable sustainable business leaders, but are faced with an unconvinced boss, or worse, a managerial accounting final?

Well, fear not.  The Inspired Economist will be at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan October 28-30 to offer analysis and with any luck, real time coverage of  the 2010 conference, Vision for a Sustainable Decade.”

The kinds folks at Net Impact HQ have afforded yours truly a media pass, so I look forward to paying close attention to the following sessions and a few more:

  • Welcome Keynote — Corporate Responsibility 2020: The Future of Sustainable Business

5:30 – 7:00pm on Thursday, October 28

Speakers
Susan M. Cischke, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Aron Cramer, President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility
Rose Kirk, Vice President – Public Affairs, Policy & Communications, Verizon Communications
  • Transparency 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on CSR
11:00 – 12:30pm on Friday, October 29

Speakers
Justin Higgs, Public Affairs, Chevron
Andy Mercy, CEO, AngelPoints
Tom Murphy, Director, Corporate Citizenship Communications, Microsoft
Nick Aster, Founder & Publisher, TriplePundit (moderator)
  • Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low Carbon Future?
10:45 – 12:15pm on Saturday, October 30
Speakers
Dusty Horwitt, Senior Counsel, Environmental Working Group
Knut Simonsen, VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, DTE Energy
Donnan Steele, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company (moderator)

Written by Lane Jost

A lifelong conservationist, angler, gardener and writer, Lane is a Corporate Responsibility strategy consultant based in Chicago, where he currently works a CR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Prior to joining PwC, Lane was a global sustainability performance and stakeholder engagement specialist for Sodexo North America. He has experience in microfinance program evaluation at Grameen Foundation. A former President of the Net Impact Chapter at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Lane has a master's in International Development Economics from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UCSD (IR/PS) and a bachelor's in history and international studies from Kenyon College. Prior to working in the sustainable business sphere, Lane spent six years as a communications and marketing professional focusing on arts and culture in New York City, where his work included the creation of the jazz website gothamjazz.com and serving as the publicist for the New York Philharmonic.

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