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Highlights from the Spring 2021 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
Highlights from the Spring 2021 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business launched the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series in 2016 to develop and strengthen the network of sustainability-minded students, faculty, staff, practitioners, and community members. Hosting the series is just one way in which the Center serves as a connector and catalyst across diverse stakeholders in an effort to create more sustainable communities. Through informative talks, lively Q&As, and illuminating interviews, the series opens the lines of communication between current and future changemakers.
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Brigit Joyce, undergraduate business administration major.
Brigit Joyce Awarded 2021 Vivian Nora Lukens Memorial Scholarship
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the Scheller College of Business have selected Brigit Joyce as the 2021 recipient of the Vivian Nora Lukens Memorial Scholarship.
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Blacks in Business, Net Impact, and Women in Business cohosted an annual diversity and inclusion event on allyship.
Blacks in Business, Net Impact, and Women in Business: Scheller MBA Clubs Discuss Allyship
The Blacks in Business, Net Impact, and Women in Business MBA clubs at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business cohosted an event on allyship where groups discussed submitted student experiences.
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L-R Jennifer Lux, Kjersti Lukens, Michael Oxman, Beril Toktay, Bob Lax, Arianna Robinson, David Eady, Brandi Thompson
Creating the Sustainable Business Leaders of Tomorrow: Meet the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is determined to make a difference in corporate sustainability through curriculum, partnerships, and outreach.
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A Scheller Alumni Lifelong Learning event highlighted the Carbon Reduction Challenge.
Ready to Take the Carbon Reduction Challenge?: Sustainability Advocates Share Tips for Making an Impact
Beginning in 2017, students from Georgia Tech and other colleges and universities have competed in a summer-long competition known as the Carbon Reduction Challenge. Over ten weeks, as students work over the summer as interns or in co-op positions, they research and design projects that have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while saving money for their employers. As sustainability ambassadors, Challenge participants have the opportunity to pitch projects to managers and key decision-makers at their organizations. Some projects have been adopted and implemented by the organizations, resulting in millions of pounds of avoided CO2 emissions and hundreds of thousands of dollars in avoided energy costs for partnering organizations.
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John Wells
A Career and Life Led with a Servant’s Heart: An Interview with John Wells (IM ’84)
This interview is the next installment in our series of profiles on sustainability leaders among Georgia Tech alumni. Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business speaks with John Wells (IM ’84), longtime president and CEO of Interface Americas, where he worked alongside Founder and Chairman Ray C. Anderson (IE ’56, Honorary Ph.D. ’11) in building a company that became an exemplar of “doing well by doing good.” John shares his career trajectory, memories of working at Interface at a time of incredible change, and best practices for embedding sustainability in a company. John currently leads the CEO and Leadership Practice as a Partner at The Goodwin Group.
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Highlights from the Summer and Fall 2020 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
Highlights from the Summer and Fall 2020 Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business launched the Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series in 2016 to develop and strengthen the network of sustainability-minded students, faculty, staff, practitioners, and community members. Hosting the series is just one way in which the Center serves as a connector and catalyst across diverse stakeholders in an effort to create more sustainable communities. Through informative talks, lively Q&As, and illuminating interviews, the series opens the lines of communication between current and future changemakers.
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Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18)
Forging a Career at the Intersection of Sustainability and Energy: A Conversation with Microsoft’s Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18)
Michael Oxman speaks with Mark Jacobson (MBA ’18), an energy project manager for Microsoft’s data center and energy sustainability team. Mark shares his career trajectory, thoughts on the intersection of sustainability and the energy sector, and advice for students looking to incorporate their passion for sustainability into their careers.
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