Another in the Hart Lecture Series on The Environment and American Society
From Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy
Professor Daniel Esty
Thursday, 12 March, at 11:00am
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."