Business as a Force for Good Annual Ethics Symposium

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Climate change and its impact raises critical issues for the real estate sector in Los Angeles – requiring innovation and collaboration among the private and public sectors to strengthen this vital industry building a resilient Los Angeles.

LMU’s Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability and Center for Urban Resilience brought industry and governmental leaders together for an engaging dialogue about real estate and its needs and opportunities in the New LA.

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  • 2 p.m. - Check in and Networking

    3 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions

    Presenters:

    • Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D., Dean, LMU College of Business Administration
    • Jeff Thies, D.Min., Director, LMU Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability

    3:10 p.m. - Tri-Sector Innovation and the Power of Collaboration

    Presenter: Jens Molbak, Founder, WinWin

    3:50 p.m. - Urban Resilience and Los Angeles

    Presenter: Eric Strauss, Ph.D., LMU President's Professor of Biology and Executive Director, Center for Urban Resilience 

    4:15 p.m. - Public Sector Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

    Presenters: 

    • Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
    • Dominique Hargreaves '04, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

    5 p.m. - Break

    5:20 p.m. - Climate Action & Adaptation Planning in the City of Long Beach

    Presenters:

    • Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Planner & Budget Specialist, City of Long Beach
    • Claire Bonham-Carter, Director of Sustainable Development, AECOM

    6 p.m. - Drivers of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate

    Presenters: 

    • Mark Macedo '86, MBA '94, Principal, Geneva Street Partners
    • Tony Liou, President, Partner Energy

    6:30 p.m. - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Creativity

    Presenter: David Choi, Ph.D., LMU Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship

    7 p.m. - Reception

     

Participants   
Jens Molbak Eric Strauss Gary Geo

Jens Molbak
Founder, WinWin

Eric Strauss, Ph.D.
LMU President's Professor of Biology and Executive Director, Center for Urban Resilience
Gary Gero
Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles
Dominique Hargreaves Alison Spindler Claire Bonham Carter
Dominique Hargreaves '04
Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

Alison Spindler-Ruiz
Planner & Budget Specialist,
City of Long Beach

Claire Bonham-Carter
Director of Sustainable Development, AECOM

Mark Macedo Tony Liou  David Choi
Mark Macedo '86, MBA '94
Principal, Geneva Street Partners LLC
Tony Liou
President, Partner Energy
David Choi, Ph.D.
LMU Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship
Dayle Smith Jeff Thies  
Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, LMU College of Business Administration
Jeff Thies
Director, LMU Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability
 

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the symposium: