Investing in a
April 26, 2014
Saturday, 5am – 1pm
About the Conference
The goal of this conference is to stimulate thinking and discussion about the relationship between economic activity and environmental impacts.
A particular focus will be on investment: Can socially motivated investments lead to changes in the overall quality and direction of economic activity? How can investments help reduce resource extraction and consumption, promoting a sustainable future?
The guest speakers are thought leaders from government, academia, and the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
More about the speakers…
Topics to be Discussed
Social, economic, and environmental justice
Pathways toward sustainable agriculture and clean energy
Links between investments, growth, and environmental sustainability
Effects of ownership structures on growth and the environment
Developing a sharing economy
The power of socially responsible investing
Corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives
How to define, reach, and maintain a practical and sustainable economic scale
Feminist and Ecological Economics
( Julie Nelson)
Is Capitalism sustainable? If not, what is the alternative?
( John Gowdy)
Socially Responsible Investing
( Sonia Kowal)
Steady State Economics
( Brian Czech)
Climate, Business Climate, and Developing Prosperous Communities in New England
( Greg Gerritt)
How can we reduce our population to achieve real sustainability?
( Mike Hanauer)
( Caroline Howe, Zak Accuardi)
( Emmanuel Vincent)
Registration and coffee
Investment Too is Spending: No Escaping the Trophics of Money
Responsible Investing: Pragmatic Strategies to Decrease the Environmental Impact of Large Companies
Sustainability Policy: Beyond Economic Drivers
Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution
Panel Discussion, Moderated By: