Monday, November 10, 2008
This week, over 1800 graduate business students and business professionals will convene in Philadelphia PA at the Net Impact 2008 North American Conference. The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value conference will take place November 13-15 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Speakers scheduled for this year's conference include John F. Brock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Carter Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Wildlife Fund, Matt Kistler, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., John Wood, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Room to Read, and Kate Roberts, Founder of YouthAIDS.
Session tracks include Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy and Environment, International Development, Social and Environmental Impact Finance, and Social Entrepreneurship.
The conference will also feature a Career Expo to bring together students interested in sustainability careers with organizations and businesses promoting sustainability in their operations and/or mission.