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January 30, Washington, DC

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Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC


The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC


Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC



Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
January 30-31, 2017

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20418

 

The most recent meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held on January 30-31, 2017 in Washington, DC. On January 30, the Roundtable continued its strategic planning exercise by developing a work plan for its priority activities: 1) sustainable manufacturing and sustainable mineral extraction; 2) sustainable food systems; 3) ocean sustainability; and 4) United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The day was capped by a dinner speech from Jean Rogers, CEO and Founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, describing industry-based standards for effective disclosure of material sustainability information to investors. The second day featured panel discussions addressing issues related to investing for sustainability.


Monday, January 30, 2017 (Lecture Room)

9:00 am      Welcome, Introductions, and Meeting Goals 
                     David Dzombak (NAE), Carnegie Mellon University, STS Roundtable Co-Chair 
                     Jerry Miller, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Current Activities 

 
9:20 am      Housing, Health and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence (Consensus report expected in 2017)
                      Michael Dorsey, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

9:30 am      STS Program and Publication Updates 
                      Jerry Miller, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

9:50 am      Summary of STS Triennial Review 
                      David Dzombak (NAE), STS Roundtable Co-Chair/Jerry Miller

10:20 am    BREAK


Strategic Planning for Future Activities

10:35 am     Review of July 2016 Roundtable Session on Strategic Planning  
                       David Dzombak (NAE), STS Roundtable Co-Chair/Jerry Miller

11:00 am     Breakout Discussions 1
                      o  Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mineral Extraction (Moderator: David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University) 
                           (Lecture Room)
                      o  Food Security and Sustainability (Moderator: Ann Bartuska, U.S. Department of Agriculture) (Board Room)

12:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm       Preliminary Discussion of Breakouts

1:15 pm       Breakout Discussions 2 
                     o  Ocean Sustainability (Moderator: Craig McLean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) (Lecture Room)
                     o  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Moderator: William Colglazier, American Association for the Advancement 
                         of Science) (Board Room)

2:15 pm       Report Back and Discussion of Breakouts

3:15 pm       BREAK

3:30 pm       Develop Plan of Actions and Milestones for New Activities
                      All Members
 
4:50 pm       Wrap Up and Plans for Next Day 
                      David Dzombak (NAE), STS Roundtable Co-Chair

5:00 pm       Adjourn

5:00 pm       Reception (NAS Rotunda)
 
6:00 pm       Working Dinner (NAS Members’ Room)
                      Remarks by Jean Rogers, CEO and Founder, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board


Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (Room 125)


8:30 am       Breakfast available outside conference room

9:00 am       Welcome and Feedback from Previous Day
                      David Dzombak (NAE)/Lynn Scarlett, STS Roundtable Co-Chairs

9:15 am       Possible Workshop Topics for the May/June 2017 Roundtable
                       All Members

10:00 am     BREAK


Panel on Investing for Sustainability  (Open Session)

10:15 am       Introduction to Panel 
                         Barry Gold, Walton Family Foundation

10:20 am       Challenges and Opportunities
                         Lisa Woll, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

10:50 am       A Green Thumb for the Invisible Hand    
                         Ricardo Bayon, Encourage Capital

11:20 am       Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change and Sustainability Reporting
                         Timothy Smith, Walden Asset Management

11:50 am       Q&A and Discussions

12:20 pm       Wrap up 
                         David Dzombak (NAE), STS Roundtable Co-Chair

12:30 pm       Adjourn
 


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