Sunday, February 26, 2012

Event: Risk, Competitiveness and Sustainability

A conference focused on risk, competitiveness and sustainability is taking place February 27th - 28th, 2012 in Bangalore. The conference is intended to challenge companies in India to embrace sustainable business models in order to effectively meet business, social and environmental risks. The conference is being hosted by Infosys, Center for Public Policy (CPP) at IIM-Bangalore, the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre, University of Sussex UK, UKIERI and Climate3C.

Panel discussions and keynote speeches will make a case for a shift in attitude and to overcome the inertia towards ‘sustainability’ within businesses. Case studies will be presented by companies that have structured their business models around sustainability along with valuable insights and forecasts provided by environmental consultancies, global organizations, leading accountancy firms, universities and government.

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST there will be a discussion titled "Insider Knowledge 2012: New Energy & Environmental Management Strategies Lessons Learned from Corporate Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Decision-Makers."

Join Constellation Energy, Environmental Leader and LNS Research’s Matthew Littlefield for a one-hour best practices webinar delivering essential education and practical advice on best practices and pitfalls to avoid in managing environmental, energy and sustainability programs.

Matthew Littlefield, President and Principal Analyst of LNS Research, will introduce and address key findings from Environmental Leader’s 2012 Insider Knowledge Report as well as from his own research. He’ll make specific recommendations you can implement around areas including:
Increasing compliance
  • Meeting consumer demand for more sustainable products
  • Best practices around people, process, and culture
  • Energy and carbon issues
  • How technology strategies impact the entire energy lifecycle
Other speakers include: Michael D. Smith, Senior Vice President Green Initiatives with Constellation Energy and Constellation Energy customer, Rick Swiontek, Senior Energy Manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. Michael and Rick will share practical advice on managing energy usage, energy budgets and environmental goals.

All webinar attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Environmental Leader’s 2012 Insider Knowledge Report. This report is a compilation of real sustainability initiative results, environmental and energy management lessons and other insights gained in 2011 from hundreds of corporate environmental, sustainability and energy decision-makers.

Conference Speakers

Matthew Littlefield is President and Principal Analyst of LNS Research where he covers topics including: Sustainability, Enterprise Quality Management Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, Asset Performance Management, and Industrial Automation 2.0. (see his blog and research here). Prior to becoming President and Principal Analyst at LNS Research, Matthew spent the past 10 years working in and around the manufacturing industry. Most recently Matthew spent the 5 years prior as Senior Analyst at Aberdeen and was responsible for all aspects of Aberdeen’s Manufacturing Research practice. Prior to working at Aberdeen, Matthew spent 5 years working for global manufacturing companies, including Unilever and HP Hood, in a range of shop floor and continuous improvement team roles. Matthew also holds a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts.

Michael D. Smith is Senior Vice President Green Initiatives with Constellation Energy and leads the company’s renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses. These business segments are focused on providing sustainable energy solutions to commercial and industrial businesses and government agencies via sales of renewable energy, installation of on-site solar generation and deployment of energy conservation measures. Constellation’s solar business also develops utility scale solar projects throughout the US.

Previously, Mike was Vice President and Director of International Energy Policy for Constellation in its London office, where he provided regulatory and policy support for Constellation’s international power, gas, coal, freight, uranium and carbon businesses. During his career, Mike has participated in numerous legal and regulatory matters involving the competitive energy markets, including the restructuring of the U.S. and European natural gas, power, renewable and carbon markets, wholesale and retail gas and power competition and the formation and structure of independent system operators. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami and a JD from the Duke University School of Law.

Rick S. Swiontek is Senior Energy Manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) where he manages supply and demand side energy and utility needs including electricity, natural gas, and water/sewer expense for JCI's internal facilities in the Power Solutions and Building Efficiency Groups in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Rick works with leaders from various departments to support energy procurement, rate analysis, energy efficiency initiatives, risk management, energy cost planning, design, forecasting, budgeting and hedging. He has delivered over $10 million in savings to the company in his first 4 years.

Click here for the conference schedule.

Click here to register.

For more information, contact Sridhar Pabbisetty, Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore Phone number: +91 99162 98421.

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