Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hunter Lovins in Calgary September 21st and 22nd.

Sick of seeing Alberta portrayed as the bad guy in the news? Meet with others who want to find real, effective solutions and create a truly sustainable Alberta with Newsweek Magazine’s Green Business Icon Hunter Lovins September 21st and 22nd in Calgary.

The group Citizens Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy (CAUSE) along with Cambridge Strategies Inc. a range of other sponsors is presenting lectures with Hunter Lovins of Natural Capital Solutions.  Hunter is a true leader in combining sustainability with business - among her many other areas of expertise –

During her visit to Calgary, Hunter will make two presentations focusing on sustainable energy solutions for Alberta:

- Tues. September 21st, 4:00 pm, ConocoPhillips Theatre (ENMAX CEO Gary Holden to act as MC. Coffee reception to follow).

- Wed. September 22nd, 7:00 pm, University of Calgary MacHall Ballroom.

Get details and your tickets now through to discuss current electricity challenges, the business case for climate protection and how Alberta can be a leader in energy solutions rather than always playing catch up to our critics.

Natural Capitalism Solutions is recognized internationally for its work in the field of sustainability and is led by Lovins, who has over 40 years experience in business, sustainability, change management, globalization, climate change, economic development  and energy and resource policy,

Natural Capitalism develops innovative and practical ways to increase efficiency and environmental practices, as well as economic sustainability, for a long list of
government and corporate clients and shows how to restore and further enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life.

Hunter developed the Economic Renewal Project and helped write many of its manuals on sustainable community economic development.  She is currently a founding Professor of Business at Presidio Graduate School, one of the first accredited programs offering an MBA in Sustainable Management.

Hunter has consulted for governments and the private sector, briefing senior management at such organizations as Walmart, the International Finance Corporation, Interface, Inc., Bank of America, Calvert Social Investment Fund, Royal Dutch/Shell Group and numerous utility companies and the U.S. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency of the Pentagon, Environmental Protection Agency, numerous states and cities, and the governments of Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Germany, and New Zealand.

Hunter has  also co‐authored nine books and dozens of papers and has received several honorary doctorates. Her best‐known book, Natural Capitalism, released in September 1999,  was the subject of a Harvard Business Review summary. She is currently working on Climate Capitalism, to be released by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, in spring 2011.

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