Environmentalists and Corporations Make Strange Bedfellows . . . Or Do They?

Frontiers in the Environment:  Big Questions with Steve Polasky, IonE Resident Fellow, Natural Capital Project Lead Scientist and Professor, College Of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Amy Skoczlas Cole, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pentair; J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director, Fresh Energy; Chris P. Lambe, Managing Director, Agriculture and Food Security Center, The Earth Institute at Columbia University


When we think of a group of environmentalists fighting to protect fragile habitat, we may imagine an angry mob outside the gates of a manufacturer, chanting and waving signs. Or circulating an online petition. Or maybe boycotting a product. But the times, they are a-changin.’ Modern-day environmentalists are taking seats in boardrooms and influencing business practices on a global scale. Steve Polasky and panelists will share insights, challenges and successes in this lively conversation about these 21st century partnerships.

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