Institute for Sustainable Business Practice


Panel Discussions: 2010 Sustainability Symposium: Climate and Carbon

Tuesday, March 2

It’s Real if We Can Measure It: The Metrics of Corporate Sustainability, 10-11:30 a.m.           
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall, College Union, 120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH  44017

Learn how leading northeast Ohio corporations have embarked on the important journey of creating quantifiable metrics for measuring their environmental and carbon footprints. Once quantified, companies can set goals and targets for reduction, with positive impacts on the bottom line, communities, and the environment.

Moderator: David Krueger, Co-director, Sustainability Program, BW

  • Scott Thomas, Director of Environmental Affairs, The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Joseph Wolfsberger, Sr. Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Eaton Corporation
  • Dave Enzerra, Director of Social Responsibility and Public Affairs, The Lubrizol Corporation

Carbon and Food Systems: How One Large Industry Can Make a Difference, 10-11:30 a.m.       
Quarry Room, Strosacker Hall, College Union, 120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH  44017
Food systems and the food industry are vitally important to human well-being and are major contributors to climate change. Learn how large food companies and innovative restaurants are working to reduce their carbon footprints and encourage the development of local food systems.
Moderator:  Professor Cassandra August, Associate Professor, Health & Physical Education, BW
  • Randy De Mers, Regional Manager, Bon Appetit Management Company
  • Mike Arnold, Director of Sales, Gordon Food Services
  • Steve Schimoler, Owner and Chef, Crop Restaurant, and consultant for LocalCrop, Sysco Corporation
  • Mike Hogan, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Prospects for a Clean Energy Industry in Northeast Ohio, 1-2:30 p.m.               
Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall, College Union, 120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH  44017
Learn about the future prospects for a clean energy industry in our region, with a special focus on wind. Northeast Ohio already has parts suppliers in this industry. Can we successfully take the leap and bring manufacturers here? How can existing companies in our region re-position themselves for this arena? How are university research and curricula on new energy technologies a vital platform for commercial innovation in the region?   What is the impact of state energy policy in nurturing the emergence of a clean energy industry in our region?
Moderator: Richard Stuebi, Principal, Advanced Energy Initiative, NorTech; Fellow for Energy and Environmental Advancement, The Cleveland Foundation
  • Dianne Anderson, Great Lakes Energy Institute, Case Western Reserve University
  • Terrence O’Donnell, Bricker and Eckler, Columbus
  • Ed Weston, Great Lakes Wind Network, WIRE-Net
Climate and Carbon for Small Businesses: How to Get Started, 1-2:30 p .m.               
Quarry Room, Strosacker Hall, College Union, 120 E. Grand St., Berea, OH  44017
Most businesses are small; they can afford specialized staff for sustainability and carbon initiatives. Learn how successful Cleveland area businesses are “jumping in” with successful impacts to the bottom line and the environment.
Moderator: Pat Conway, Co-owner, Great Lakes Brewing Company
  • Jeff Baldassari, CEO, The Taylor Companies
  • Jeff Millis, Inventory Control Manager/Sustainability Director, Talon Products, Inc.
  • Ed Aghajanian, President, EZ Brite Brands, Inc.
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