When: February 4, 2010 in San Francisco
February 9, 2010 in Chicago
Organized by: GreenBiz.com
Despite a sickly economy, green business is alive and well. That is the sentiment behind the State of Green Business Forum that will convene in San Francisco and Chicago to bring together industry experts to explore dynamic topics, such as carbon management after Copenhagen, green marketing in the transparency age, and the use of IT to solve the world’s problems.
The list of speakers in San Francisco include Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft, Christina Page, Director of Climate and Energy Strategy for Yahoo!, and Rick Rommel, Senior Vice President of Emerging Business for Best Buy. The speakers in Chicago include Richard Sandor, the Chairman and Found of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Amy Skoczlas, Head of Citizenship Outreach for the Ebay Green Team, and Rich Lechner, Vice President of Energy and Environment for IBM.
The event will also corresponds with the release of the annual report, “State of Green Business 2010,” on corporate environmental advances and trends. To view the report released in 2009, click here.
Joel Makower, GreenBiz’s executive editor, will facilitate the forum and there will be numerous networking opportunities. It is an ideal opportunity for sustainability officers, environmental managers, green marketers, operating officers, and strategist to come together.
Writers from TriplePundit will attend both forums in San Francisco and Chicago and will help share the rich content and ideas with our readers. Please stay tuned to more posts on the topic next month. Please leave a comment if you have anything specific you’d like us to cover!
Sarah Lozanova is passionate about the new green economy and is a regular contributor to environmental and energy publications and websites, including Energy International Quarterly, ThinkGreen.com, Triple Pundit, Green Business Quarterly, Renewable Energy World, and Green Business Quarterly. Her experience includes work with small-scale solar energy installations and utility-scale wind farms. She earned an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School and is a co-founder of Trees Across the Miles, an urban reforestation initiative.