Here are the top five sustainability conferences of Cary Krosinsky the vice president of Trucost. Trucost has built the world’s most extensive time series database of over 700 emissions and pollutants as are generated by more than 4,500 public companies around the world, and uses this data to help portfolio managers understand their environmental footprints, helping lower them while maintaining and enhancing financial performance. Here are the top five events of 2011 in which Krosinsky participated. In chronological order they are:
1. MIT’s Sustainability Summit, April 22
At this summit Krosinsky spoke about the state of environmental play regarding what is measureable, what can be ranked, and most importantly, the chance to interact with a bright group of students seeking positive solutions. It is academic institutions like this that can drive our best chance of innovative success and meaningful change. Krosinsky spent as much time as he could with universities & students for just this reason, and would suggest more of us in the field do the same, it is always rewarding.
2. Northstar Initiative, University of Minnesota, June 28-29
Krosinsky spoke on the same panel as Joel Makower. Other participants included academic leader Tim Smith and Northstar. They focused on practical solutions to the granular sustainability issues we face. NorthStar brings together many categories of stakeholders, especially the many large corporates to be found in and around the Twin Cities and it is through collaboration and discussion that we can find best ways forward to the challenges we all face.
3. CLSA Investor Forum, Hong Kong, September 19-22
Krosinsky had the honor speaking at CLSA, Asia’s leading Investment Bank, at the world’s most renowned event for Investors. The Annual CLSA Investor Forum, attracts 1500 of the world’s largest investors, fund managers and analysts. It was a first chance for Krosinsky to speak about the new book, Evolutions in Sustainable Investing, which CLSA contributed a chapter.
4. RILA’s Retail Sustainability Conference, Orlando, October 13-14
RILA stages a practical conversation between all stakeholders, and an all too rare case of a vendors room that works well. Krosinsky was a keynote speaker alongside others such as Gifford Pinchot. Krosinsky addressed their Newsweek Green Rankings.
5. NAEM, Tucson, October 19-20
At the NAEM Annual Event held this year in fantastic Tucson Krosinsky was the host and a panelist. Johnson & Johnson, was also present and they addressed the important issue of rankings, questionnaires, requests for information, in an age when standards have not coalesced. Krosinsky discussed the Newsweek Green Rankings.
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