Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Companies Taking Bold Action to Address Climate Change
April 21, 2020
FREE & OPEN TO ALL!
Thank you to our Lead Co-Host: Responsible Governance & Sustainable Citizenship Project/College of Liberal Arts
Thank you to our Co-Hosts: Carsey School of Public Policy, Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics, Sustainability Institute and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
The Changemaker Speaker Series brings innovative and inspiring business leaders to campus to talk all things People, Planet and Profits twice per semester. Panelists discuss a variety of topics and ways to utilize business as a force to make the world a better place.
The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report set out a clear recommendation – we must take urgent action, within this next decade, to limit global warming to 1.5°C . While government and the non-profit sector will play key roles, we must also harness the immense power and scale of the private sector to reduce greenhouse emissions, in the manufacture and transportation of goods and services, but also the greenhouse gases that are produced when customers utilize these products and services. Achieving carbon neutrality will not be achieved by incremental changes, but by bold, more fundamental shifts in how business is done. Hear from pioneers, companies who are leading the way and taking bold action on climate.
Meet Our Panelists
Director of Technical Sustainability
Mikhail Davis is Director of Technical Sustainability at Interface, a world-leading modular flooring company with a fully integrated collection of hard and soft flooring. Interface's mission,Climate Take Back™, invites industry to commit to making a profit in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.Mikhail is responsible for advancing Interface’s mission in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic alignment of efforts, and creating external partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability. An expert in sustainable materials, he leads Interface’s product transparency efforts in the Americas and was lead author and editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.comfor two years.He also chaired the LEED Materials & Resources Technical Advisory Group for the US Green Building Council (2016-2019).
Previously, he served as manager to environmental icon David Brower and spent five years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting building sustainable business strategies for Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Staples, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University and is a certified Biomimicry Specialist (Arizona State University).
Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, an organic yogurt company based in Londonderry, NH. She has over a decade of experience working to advance agricultural sustainability through policy and supply chain initiatives. Prior to Stonyfield, Britt was an agricultural policy specialist for Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University. Britt serves on the boards of the Organic Trade Association and the Sustainable Food Lab, and as an advisor to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture and the New Hampshire Conservation Law Foundation. She has worked on several organic farms, and is an avid fiddle player.