Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 9:00am to Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:30pm

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Building Public-Private Partnerships for Economic & Environmental Improvement

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Many of the challenges facing the United States today are a complex mix of environmental and economic factors. The nature of these challenges means that they are often too large or expensive for a single company or government agency to solve. Working together, however, each sector brings strengths and capabilities that can be combined to create practical solutions. Public-private partnerships are a crucial catalyst for creating sustainable solutions that balance economic and environmental progress.

Companies are developing a wide array of tools, technologies, products, and services to create new markets and solve environmental problems. Cities across the country are implementing bold new visions to secure their ecological and economic futures.

BCLC's Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium is designed to showcase outstanding examples of public-private partnerships making a difference today and help attendees make the connections necessary to create partnerships for the future. If you are working at the nexus of economic and environmental issues in the private sector, public sector, or non-government sectors, this event is for you. Let's work together to create and implement "win-win" solutions.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

Panel and session topics will include:

  • CSR and the Future of Energy
  • Building Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Communities
  • Lessons from Leading Communities
  • Geographic Challenges Facing Sustainabile Systems
  • Business’ Role in the 21st Century
  • Current Situation and Needs in Sectors
  • Resiliency Session

Confirmed Speakers include:

Margaret Davidson, Director, Coastal Center, NOAA
Mayor Vincent C. Gray, City of Washington D.C.
John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security
Ed Pinero, Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia Water North America
Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental Strategy, Office Depot
Michael Schmitz, Executive Director, ICLEI USA
Jeff Williams, Director, Climate Consulting, Entergy Corporation
Mayor Dawn Zimmer, City of Hoboken, New Jersey

Register NOW! For more information, please contact Chris Ryan.