Event Detail

From Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Another in the Hart Lecture Series on The Environment and American Society

From Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy


Presented by

Professor Daniel Esty

Thursday, 12 March, at 11:00am
at
Rose Hills Theatre

 

Daniel Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, with appointments in both the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He directs the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and the Yale World Fellows Program. The author or editor of nine books and scores of articles on environmental policy, he received the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy in 2002. He has held senior appointments in the Environmental Protection Agency, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and in recent years has consulted with non-profit organizations, companies, and governmental offices on energy, sustainability, and environmental issues.

 

This Hart lecture will draw on his most recent book, co-authored with Andrew Winston, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (Yale, 2006). Tensie Whelan, the Executive Director of the Rainforest Alliance, called Green to Gold "a must read," and noted that "Esty and Winston provide convincing examples of how companies out-compete their peers by tackling sustainability head on, engaging stakeholders, developing NGO partnerships, and folding environmental stewardship into their corporate culture."



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