The Security and Sustainability Forum Continues the Economic Development Discussion on December 6

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The Security and Sustainability Forum’s free December 6 webinar is the follow up to “Climate Change is in our business: Urbanization and Economic Development in the 21st Century.” Exploration of the changing face of competitiveness merited more than the allotted time, so the discussion will continue in another session.

Join us November 15 to discuss private sector opportunities for meeting some of today's urbanization and climate change challenges
As ecological economists have been arguing for some time, the
process of envisioning a sustainable future is a necessary first step in formulating and
implementing effective policies

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 explored the concept of sustainable development, outlined incentives for businesses and municipalities to incorporate sustainability into their strategies, and looked at the impacts of green jobs on the labor market. If you were unable to attend, listen to the recorded session.

Join us for the follow up discussion, the panel of experts will be back to talk about how to fit sustainability into planning and operations and how to communicate about it to stakeholders. They will also discuss how institutions can support municipalities and enterprises to foster environments that can incubate change, and… your questions.

  •     Dr. Marc A. Weiss, Chairman and CEO of Global Urban Development (GUD), an international policy organization and professional network of 600 leaders and experts in 60 countries. GUD works worldwide on Metropolitan Economic Strategy and Sustainable Economic Development.
  •     Michele Laird, Principal Associate with Abt Associates, directs the USAID-funded Mexico Competitiveness Program as well as other economic growth and climate change programs in Latin America and Africa, promoting private sector innovation, advancement of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, access to finance, and improved governance at the policy and institutional levels.
  •     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

SSF is working with the American Institute of Certified Planning to offer certification maintenance credits for this session and our December 13 webinar “Shaping Urban Resilience”, exploring how government, NGOs, and the private sector work together in disaster response and preparedness.

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.

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