Talks & Lectures
14 Nov 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

What is Sustainability Consulting, Really?

Sustainability Seminar Series

Adam Freedgood

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

The fall Sustainability Seminar Series continues on November 14 with the talk "What is Sustainability Consulting, Really?" by Adam Freedgood of Third Partners.

This talk will review a day in the life of a sustainability consultant: the tools, the trade and the next frontier. We will explore the key technical and soft skills required to help fast-growing organizations make sense of "people, planet and profit" principles. While sustainable business may feel like the new normal in some circles, Freedgood works with large organizations that are actively developing their strategyfinding a way to reconcile stakeholder expectations with superheated economic and environmental realities. How do managers defend investments in sustainability infrastructure to their boards and stakeholders? How does rapid growth impact green business priorities in real organizations? What tools and technologies must consultants have to not only help clients navigate trends but also deliver real value?

Freedgood is a co-founder and client director with Third Partners sustainability consultants in New York City, a boutique firm that works in strategy and data management. He is a corporate sustainability generalist with in-company senior management experience in marketing and manufacturing. He leads strategy engagements with clients in biotech, financial services, supply chain technology, manufacturing and many other sectors. He holds an M.S. in sustainability management from Columbia University and a B.S. in marketing from Pennsylvania State University. He is active in impact investing, nonprofit advisory and outdoor life at his off-the-grid solar-powered tiny house in the upper Delaware River region.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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