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February 2019

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable is partnering with UB for Andrew Hoffmann’s presentation “How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate”, on February 13th.

This presentation gives practical guidance for anyone who wishes to be better equipped when entering more effective business conversations around climate change.

Dr. Andrew Hoffman is a Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan and his most recent book explores how humans process climate change information, and how our views are shaped by emotional and cultural influences.

Numerous Roundtable members have heard professor Hoffman personally and are excited about his visit as he has in depth knowledge on how to best communicate when engaging in climate change discussion with corporate leaders and stakeholders.

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January 2019

Energy Conservation: Changing Controls to Improve the Bottom Line

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 S Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218
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Kick off the new year with Energy Conservation!  Join us at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens where we can forget the weather and enjoy networking and then interacting with our panel of experts. Speakers: Eric Williams of the Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss how technology leads to energy conservation. Jeff Burns, President of Entuit, will speak about the art and science of sensors monitoring energy use. Tiffany Vanderwerf, Chief Conservation Officer at the Buffalo Zoo, will provide a business perspective…

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December 2018

Sustainable Investing Think & Drink

December 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tri-Main, 2495 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States
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Don't miss the first SBR Think & Drink Big Idea conversation about Sustainable Investing. Raise a glass, network and let's talk about investment strategies that seek to drive positive social or environmental impact alongside financial results. Bring your questions and concerns - This is not a pitch or sale - its a drink and conversation with your business peers about $23 trillion in assets managed using a sustainable approach. A panel of experts from Signity/Axa Financial, Goldfarb Financial and KeyBank will provide an overview and answer your questions.

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November 2018

The New Normal – Preparing for climate change impacts on supply chain management

November 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
UB Hayes Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, 14214
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Business supply chains involve a web of third parties, including product distributors, service providers, manufacturers, contractors, and logistics firms that store and move materials.  All of them are dependent on their own infrastructure, transportation and supply networks.  When climate change or extreme weather impacts a part of your supply chain, the domino effect can ultimately impact your ability to provide products and services to your customers. So what are the risks today and in the future? How can your business…

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October 2018

WNY Facilities Management Expo

October 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Western New York Facilities Management Expo is a regional showcase featuring products and services for maintenance, renovation, modernization and management of commercial, industrial, institutional, income properties and more. As the largest Facilities Management Expo in the WNY region, with vendors and visitors from Western New York, and North Western Pennsylvania, attendees have a wide range of displays, seminars, and demonstrations to attend throughout the event. Stop by the SBR table and say hi!

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