Babson College Hosts 5th Annual Energy & Environment Conference — Entrepreneurshipfor a Sustainable Future

Released: 2/25/2011 11:45 AM EST
Source: Babson College

Newswise — The Babson College Energy and Environmental Club will hold its 5th annual Energy & Environmental Conference, “Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future,” on Thursday March 31, 2011, to explore how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a pivotal role in shaping the green economy in the years to come.

Register before March 1st for discount prices.

Conference Schedule

8:30 AM Welcome by Babson President Leonard A. Schlesinger
•Kathy Brown, SVP, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon, Keynote
•Mark Donohue, Babson CleanTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Conference Chairman, Opening Remarks
•Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group, Keynote

10:45 AM Panel sessions
•Entrepreneur Showcase
•New Energy Policy & Implications

Lunch – Dr. Bart Riley, Co-founder/CTO, A123Systems, Keynote

1:30 PM Panel sessions
•Financing Strategies
•Corporate Sustainability
•Innovations in Clean Tech

3:15 PM
Nancy Floyd, Founder/Managing Director, Nth Power, Closing Keynote; Interviewed by Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital

Featured speakers include:

•Peter Rothstein, President, New England Clean Energy Council
•Cynthia Curtis, Chief Sustainability Officer, CA Technologies
•Rob Pratt, Chairman & CEO, GreenerU
•Clint Wilder, Senior Editor, Clean Edge & Author, The Clean Tech Revolution
•Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital
•Jeramy Lemieux, Head of Climate Savers, Diversey, Inc.
•Greg Dixon, SVP of Marketing, EnerNOC
•Kathy Loftus, Global Leader for Sustainability Engineering, Maintenance & Energy Management, Whole Foods
•Michael Bakas, Senior Vice President – Renewable Energy, Ameresco
•Robert Gough, Consultant/ Technology Expert, SecondWind
•Bob Reese, President/ Co-Founder, Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
•Jonathan Nash, Director of Business Development, NewStream
•Patrick Cloney, Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
•David O’Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology, ML Strategies, LLC
•Kim Stevenson, Manager of New Technologies, CT Clean Energy Fund

Register before March 1st for discount prices. Visit the conference website to view speaker bios and full schedule

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit


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