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"Chasing Green Beyond Yale", San Francisco

July 11–12, 2013

Please join the Yale Bay Area Community for an enriching happy hour where you will hear from impressive local alumni leaders who are both doing well and doing good, and engage with fellow Yale Alumni and Students that are active in this space. Event Description: Many of today's most pressing social and environmental challenges require integrated, cross-disciplinary approaches and collaborative thought leadership among private and public actors. Yale's alumni have emerged as leaders in this field and in order to improve our understanding of this complex domain, we need to engage ever more effectively with a wide range of stakeholders both across Yale (students, faculty, staff) and in the wider world (alums, companies, NGOs, governments). The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) provides a platform for generating, incubating and launching new connections, research and projects at the intersection of business and the environment at Yale and beyond. Following on successful New York and Boston events, CBEY is launching a series of regional student/alumni events to engage the Yale network on these topics and to activate connection and growth that will hopefully influence the direction, thought, research and action at the business and environment interface. Featured Alumni Speakers: Chris Larson '09, Director of Real Assets, New Island Capital Chris oversees the Real Assets and Sustainable Agriculture Programs. Prior to his work at New Island Capital, Chris worked as an independent farmland investment and conservation finance consultant. Earlier, Chris worked at Cambridge Associates, helping the firm launch its Mission-Related Investment initiative, and authored research on real assets investments for institutional clients. He served as the Executive Director of the Mattole Restoration Council, a community-led conservation non-profit in rural northwestern California. At the Council, Chris facilitated restoration and acquisition projects across 189,000 acres of range, forest and parkland. Chris completed a BS at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Chris operates a small farm in Marin county focused on organic vegetable, fruit and berry production. Christina Page '97 M.E.M., Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy for Yahoo! Chris Page is responsible for overseeing Yahoo!'s climate program, efficiency and clean tech initiatives, and providing technical support to the company's all-volunteer Green Team, an employee group that harnesses the collective energy of Yahoos around the world to reduce their carbon footprint. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Page was a senior consultant on the Energy and Resources Team at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based "think-and-do tank" founded by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. In this role, she was responsible for assessing energy efficiency opportunities for commercial and industrial clients. She has led regular lectures on sustainable business practices at National Taiwan University, Peking University, and University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Prior to working at RMI, Page was a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for National Public Radio's "Living on Earth." While living in Colorado, she was a member of the all-volunteer Mountain Rescue Aspen team, responsible for assisting lost and injured parties in the Rocky Mountains. She currently serves on the board of the Center for Environmental Health. Page earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies and religious studies from Brown University and her Master's in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Date: Thursday, July 11th from 6:00pm-8:30pm Agenda 6:00-6:30 – Appetizers and drinks 6:30-6:50 – Alumni presentation 6:50-7:10 – Discussion Q&A 7:10-8:30 – Reception continues Location: Farina Terrace 3560 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 T: 415 565 0360 Sponsors: Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Yale School of Management Alumni Association, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Alumni Association

Additional Information

  • Contact

    Stuart DeCew stuart.decew@yale.edu
  • Location

    3560 18th St. San Francisco, California United States