2013 Spring Conference Keynote Address: 

Unlocking Innovation & Preparing for the Next Economic Wave

Jay Friedlander


Our economy is constantly churning with new enterprises being created and destroyed as the economy evolves. All businesses, large and small, need to innovate and evolve in order to grow and prosper. Today, sustainability is a force that is remaking our economy and unleashing an enormous wave of business innovation and creativity. Come learn why and how leading companies are using a sustainable perspective to save money, grow sales and create business models that make them more competitive. You'll leave with insights to help you ride this new wave.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Jay Friedlander is the Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine. Fast Company, Princeton Review, The New York Times and others have recognized COA as a leader in sustainability.

Prior to joining COA, Jay was the chief operating officer for Gary Hirshberg’s natural and organic restaurant group, O’Naturals; worked as a Fortune 100 strategy consultant; served in the Peace Corps in Mauritania; and broke fundraising records at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

Jay holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Babson College, where he graduated as Valedictorian.

MVP (Most Valuable Play) talks will be presented by:

  • Making the Case for Change - Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation at Stonyfield
  • Sustainability for Small Business - Mike Bellamente, Executive Director at Climate Counts
  • Impact Initiatives: Deciding where to make a difference - Deana Aulisio, New Earth
  • Investing for the Future - Kevin Flynn, Communications & External Relations Manager at CDFA
  • Stakeholder Engagement - Amy Hattan, Corporate Sustainability Officer at Thornton Tomasetti
  • Getting to Zero - George Parmenter, Manager of Sustainability at Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Certifications that Matter - Rebecca Hamilton, Director of Product Development at W.S. Badger Company

The talk presenters will also be participating as a "Conversation Catalyst" in one of the afternoon discussions.

Learn more about our 2013 Spring Conference!


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