On October 28, 2017, Dr. Goodman participated in a Roundtable at Red Hook in Brooklyn, NY on the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The NYC-wide event focused on the evolving community discussion of climate resilience and response, particularly in response to this year’s devastating hurricanes in Houston and Puerto Rico.
For more pictures of the event, and detailed coverage of the climate action on October 28 in NYC, check out Metropolis Mag and the article included below from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Dr. Goodman will host a panel on December 2, 2017 entitled Storm of Opportunity: Business Models and Urban Resilience at the 6th International Network of Tropical Architecture Conference, Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.v
The panel will feature insights from Lou Ferretti of IBM and Samantha Medlock of Willis Towers Watson into the ongoing efforts of businesses preparing for climate resilience.
Even as the current US federal government seeks to roll back environmental regulations and agreements, including the Paris climate accord, new partnerships are sprouting to ensure that we avoid disasters related to climate.
Nowhere is this phenomenon more visible than in the growing cooperation between companies and cities, as these institutions begin to collaborate increasingly to deter climate disasters and the potentially deadly impacts of storms and floods, which have already affected coastal cities—along with the companies that both need and support them.
Dr. Goodman recently moderated a webinar titled “The Business of Resilience: Climate and Energy” for the National Council for Science and the Environment on alternative and renewable energy strategies and climate resilience being pursued by some of the firms profiled in her new book, Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience. She was joined by panelists Bruce Schlein, Director of Alternative Energy Finance at Citi, and Jay Bruns, former Vice President of Public Policy at The Hartford. Some of the topics covered include innovative energy financing programs, new products and services offered by Citi and The Hartford, and how renewable energy has been incorporated into their businesses.
For a full video of the webinar, you can access it via NCSE’s website here. Note: You will need Adobe Connect to view the webinar.
Thank you so much to Bruce Schlein of Citi, Jay Bruns of The Hartford, and Lou Ferretti of IBM and everyone who joined us at the Adapting to Change book launch panel. The panel was hosted by the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College and the Sustainability Practice Network on September 23rd as a part of Climate Week 2016. Here are some photos from the event.
Please join me at my friend Jigar Shah’s exclusive preview of his new book. Creating Climate Wealth October 8 in New York City.
“Everything Jigar has done proves that profits in energy aren’t just made in dirty fuels. Thanks to entrepreneurs like Jigar, climate change solutions are attracting investors, greener jobs are being created, and industries are saving big money on energy
costs.” – SIR RICHARD BRANSON – Founder, Virgin Group
“Jigar Shah is a force of nature! Here he recounts his unique journey–as entrepreneur, investor and nature’s defender. His outlook: a fast–changing world where enterprise places greater value on our climate and society. A timely book from a Thinker and Doer, both!” –ANN GOODMAN, President, telesis, Co-Founder, WNSF
Join Dr. Goodman as she moderates “Developmental Challenges Post 2015,” with a focus on empowering women and local communities. Part of AIDF’s Washington, D.C. Aid and International Development Forum, the May 21 panel will include cutting-edge remarks on some of the most pressing sustainability problems of our time, including poverty, children’s equity, health, education and human rights. Distinguished speakers include: Papa Seck, UN Women; Meenakshi Menon, GHETS; and Richard Morgan, UNICEF. To register for the free, two-day conference, see: aidforumonline.org.
During her decade-long tenure as Executive Director of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF), Dr. Goodman forged a long term alliance with the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (CAWE) on sustainable business. Now, CAWE’s maternal organization, the All China Women’s Federation, is joining forces with the International Fund for China’s Environment, and Big Green Purse, among many other notables, to host an all-day FREE forum on “Using the Power of Purse to Protect the Planet: US-China Greener Consumption Forum.” Join Dr. Goodman, as she opens the ‘US-China Greener Consumption Forum’ at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as moderator of the first plenary panel preceding a day of in-depth discussions of the vital cooperation between US and Chinese women to slow the depletion of natural resources and change consumption patterns with their new-found wealth and power. For details, and to register gratis, visit: http://www.ifce.org (March 22, World Bank, Washington, DC, 8am-5:15 pm, followed by reception)