While I’ll miss this event myself (due to my own trip to Asia to speak at the AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum–see my post of Jan. 13) I recommend that anyone who can, join my colleagues at Bard College, from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, for this exciting three-day conference to explore opportunities to link the study of Asia with its natural environment. For more information and to register: http://www.bard.edu/news/conferences/asia2013/
Following her recent cutting-edge remarks on the nexus of sustainability and social media in France, LA and NYC, Dr. Goodman will speak in Bangkok, Thailand on “The Role of Social Media in Development” at the first Asia-Pacific Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF), one of the world’s leading forums for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors on January 30 and 31.
She will also moderate the panel on “Empowering Women as a Development Tool.”
The event will bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, the UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and to share innovative ideas. As a center of operational activity and international support for both the humanitarian relief and development sectors, Bangkok is the ideal place for the first Asia Forum.
Most recently in early October, colleague Lakis Polycarpou and I (of R2: Risk & Resilience, a social media enterprise for sustainability initiatives) moderated a fine panel on sustainable supply chains in the current age of natural disasters at NYC’s Commit! Forum. Our splendid speakers included Kaan Katircioglu of IBM, Adam Carrell of E&Y, and Cristiana Fragola, recently with NYC’s department of sustainability management.
That workshop came on the heels of the illuminating Planetworkshops conference in a week earlier in Evian, France, where, again representing R2, I spoke on a fascinating panel on social media and sustainable consumption, with US and European speakers. Planetworkshops compiled a video of the conference.
And, reaching back to mid-September, I began the whole trip with a presentation at the Los Angeles Social Enterprise Alliance Summit–on how social entrepreneurs can best exploit social media, using some of R2’s research and recommendations.
Stay tuned here for on more exciting tips and travels with R2!
Please join Ann as she speaks about Social Media for Impact Entrepreneurs during the Session on Marketing Your Social Enterprise at the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit: Where Mission Meets the Marketplace, LA, Sept. 13, 4pm to 5:15 pm, PST. For details and to register visit: :https://se-alliance.org/western-regional-summit
In the summer and fall of 2011 a torrent of rain and subsequent flooding washed over Thailand, a major supplier and key link in global supply chains, causing billions in damage and production shutdowns, with global automotive and computer companies among the hardest hit. While the scale of damage was unprecedented, it was only the latest Continue reading “Ann and Lakis to Speak at Commitforum! in NYC, Oct. 2-3”→
My former boss at Marketplace Radio, the brilliant journalist David Brancaccio, has produced a new film that everyone who cares about sustainability, business, and the future of life itself should watch. Visit the web site fixingthefuture.org to find a screening near you. Watch the trailer:
Join us at the Conference Board’s Citizenship and Sustainability Conference on the Management Challenge of Ethics, Citizenship and Sustainability: A New Business Model in Washington, DC, June 20-21 (pre-conference June 19). For more information: http://www.conferenceboard.org/sustainability2