5th Annual Babson Energy & Environmental Conference: Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Babson Park, United States
The Babson Energy and Environmental Conference is an annual event hosted by the Babson Energy and Environmental Club (BEEC) at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. The conference regularly draws over 500 business professionals, entrepreneurs and students who are intent on contributing to the next wave of change in global sustainability efforts.
Babson College has spent many years fostering a strong environment of sustainability, and entrepreneurial thought and action. In fact, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Babson MBA program #1 for entrepreneurship for 17 consecutive years.
This year’s theme is “Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future” and we will explore how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a pivotal role in shaping the new green economy in the years to come. We will hear several exciting keynotes from high-profile entrepreneurs:
- Dr. Bart Riley, co-founder of A123 Systems (NASDAQ: AONE)
- Sheeraz Haji, CEO of the Cleantech Group
- Nancy Floyd, founder and Managing Director of Nth Power
- Kathryn C. Brown, SVP of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility at Verizon
Our engaging panel sessions will focus on several main topics:
- Innovations in cleantech and renewable energy
- Sustainable business practices
- Financing strategies
- New energy policy & implications
- Responsible consumption and disposal of food, water and waste
Our Entrepreneurs Showcase will give a glimpse of some of the newest innovators in the industry. We will also have the opportunity to listen to panelists from Enernoc, WholeFoods, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, CA Technologies, Diversey and many more. Our goal is to show that sustainable business practices are not at odds with creating profit and growing a company.
The world needs more entrepreneurs and leaders focused on preserving the earth’s resources while building a more sustainable future. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event, and be inspired to become part of the next wave of change!
The Babson Energy & Environmental Club Leadership Board
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