Please join the Roberts Environmental Center and Soka University for a conference launching the report of the Environmental NGO-Corporate Partnership Taskforce

Conference Schedule

February 26, 2016    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

9 a.m.-10 a.m. Welcome and Summary of the Report

Bill Ascher, Shane Barter, Garry Brewer, Jorge Rivera

Founders’ Room – Honnold Library
10:15 a.m.- 11 a.m. Common Pitfalls: Three Perspectives from Business, NGO, and Government Sectors

Garry Brewer and Meredith Reisfield; Jorge Rivera- Business; George Wyeth – Government; Julie Dubin – NGO

Founders’ Room – Honnold Library
11:15 a.m.–12 p.m. Big and Small: Finding Equality and Benefit Regardless of Size

  • Size Issues/Scaling up (and Down)
  • Working together while unequal in size
  • Division of labor

Cam Tredennick, Melissa Johnson, Shane Griffee

Founders’ Room – Honnold Library
12 p.m–1 p.m. Lunch Freeburg Forum, Kravis Building, Lower Courtyard Room 62
1:15 p.m.–2 p.m. Certification and Standards: Collaborating to Find Useful Ways to Accredit Environmental Activities

  • Rules of Engagement
  • Contracts, forms and formalities

Jonathan Doh, Jorge Rivera, Diana Ascher

Freeburg Forum, Kravis Building, Lower Courtyard Room 62
2:15 p.m.–3 p.m. Bridging Gaps Between Industry and the Environment: Functions

  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Industry Associations
  • Foundations and Consortia
  • Government regulation and/or intermediation

Question: Who pays?

Haiying Lin, Shane Barter, Liz Thomas, Apoorva Rangan

Freeburg Forum, Kravis Building, Lower Courtyard Room 62
3:15 p.m.–4 p.m. Honest Brokers/Third Parties

  • Specialized Consultants
  • Special Masters
  • Specialized NGOs
  • Universities

Bill Ascher, Melissa Johnson, Jenna Perelman

Freeburg Forum, Kravis Building, Lower Courtyard Room 62
4:15 p.m. Wrap Up Freeburg Forum, Kravis Building, Lower Courtyard Room 62

February 27, 2016    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

9:a.m.–10:15 a.m. Summary of Day 1 Panels; Task Action Plan Roberts North 15
10:15 a.m.- 11:15 p.m. Action Sessions:

  • Operational Tasks
  • Education and Training Needs
  • Research Priorities
  • Use and dissemination of the Task Force Report
Roberts North 15 and Roberts North 104
11:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Brief Reports on Action Sessions Roberts North 15


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Link to: Gold and Green Together: The Search for Business and Environment Partnerships 

Hotel Booking Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms at the local DoubleTree hotel, which is less than a mile from campus.

Please contact Kristin Miller at 909-621-8698 or kjmiller@cmc.edu with any questions.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]