The Business of Green: An Atlantic Forum

November 28, 2017
Austin, TX

Protecting the environment is not a task solely left to government. Companies are leading the way to curb greenhouse gas emissions and promote green policies through sustainable practices, construction and investments.

The Atlantic gathered leaders from across industry, experts and consumers alike, to explore the way business is employing sustainability to protect the environment. How are companies taking the lead to reduce emissions, promote environmental policies and curb climate change? How is sustainability affecting their bottom lines, through consumer demand today and long term changes tomorrow?

2:30 pm: Guest Arrival
3:00 pm: Program Start
5:00 pm: Program Concludes and Cocktail Reception Begins

310 Willie Nelson Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701

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  • Tuesday, November 28
  • 3:00 p.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 3:05 p.m.Leading the WaySteve Adler, Mayor of Austin
    Dale Ross, Mayor of Georgetown, Texas
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 3:45 p.m.Consumer Values and the Bottom Line David Lake, Founder and Architect, Lake|Flato
    Vikram Sahney, Divisional Vice President of Sustainability, REI
    Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President & Chief Responsibility Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility, Dell
    With Alison Stewart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • 4:10 p.m.Emerging EcoDistrictsLucia Athens, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin
    Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council; President and CEO, Green Business Certification Inc.
    Daniel Woodroffe, President and Founder, Studio dwg
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 4:35 p.m.Texas and the Future of EnergyDelia Garza, Council Member, District 2, City of Austin
    Brewster McCracken, President and CEO, Pecan Street
    Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy
    With Alison Stewart, The Atlantic
  • 5:00 p.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE


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