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Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
The Security and Sustainability Forum’s fourth session in the Urbanization series, “Climate Change is in our Business: Urbanization and Economic Growth in the 21st Century” on November 15 will explore the concept of sustainable development. Outlining business incentives to make sustainability a part of company policy in small firms and large porporations, the presentations will cover the changing nature of competitiveness in the face of challenges posed by climate change and urbanization. The discussion will also look at the business case for municipal planning to incorporate sustainability and the effects of green jobs for the labor market.
Attend the webinar, November 15 from 1:15-2:45 EST, to learn from:
- Dr. Marc A. Weiss, Chairman and CEO of Global Urban Development, an international policy organization and a member of the steering committees of the United Nations-Habitat World Urban Campaign and its Best Practices and Policies Program, co-authored Sustainable Economic Development Strategies and assists with their implementation globally.
- Michele Laird, Principal Associate with Abt Associates in the International Economic Growth Division, directs the USAID-funded Mexico Competitiveness Program, which works at the policy and institutional level, promoting private sector innovation, advancement of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, and improvement in governance, in order to increase competitiveness sustainably.
- Dr. Djordjija Petkoski, Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center, Wharton Business School, following a 20 year World Bank career, brings global expertise in competitiveness and sustainable development at the national and corporate levels. He has taught, lectured, and published extensively on on business and development issues, competitiveness and sustainable development, anti-corruption, governance, corporate responsibility, climate change, ethics, leadership and leading change.
- Dr. Mathew Forstater, Full Professor of Economics, University of Missouri—Kansas City, and Founding Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, and a Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. He has served as an economic advisor in a variety of contexts, including crucial work in the aftermath of Argentina’s financial crisis, and has written and refereed extensively on green jobs.
SSF partners with the American Planning Association
In conjunction with the American Planning Association and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, SSF is hosting a discussion about professional certification in sustainability on November 27. SSF is currently working with the American Institute of Certified Planning to offer certification credits for our end of year schedule:
- November 15, 1:15-2:45pm EST Urban Economic Development
- November 27, 1:15-2:45pm EST Professional Sustainability Certification
- December 13, 1:15-2:45pm EST Overcoming Disaster and Building Resilience
About the Security and Sustainability Forum
SSF is a public interest, membership organization that hosts free, live educational webinars. Sessions feature panels of global experts who address human health and welfare impacts caused by climate change and other environmental disruptions. The webinars outline how sustainable approaches to minimize environmental stresses can reduce instability and conflicts, thereby improving the physical and economic security of humankind. Our programs seek to not only educate our audience about sustainability and how it fits into their areas of interest and work, but also spark new ideas about resilient approaches and solutions.
Access to SSF's webinar archive is offered through a free membership program.