3rd Annual Sustainable Economy Conference Press Release

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Press Release:

MA 3rd Annual Sustainable Economy Conference Session Spotlights

How MA Can Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy



BOSTON – Leaders from Government, Business, Non-Profit, Academia and Community sectors will come together for the purpose of creating sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in Massachusetts. The Third Annual Sustainable Economy Conference, (SEC) is slated for April 30 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. While Governor Deval Patrick served as the premiere SEC Keynote Speaker, this year four Federal Regional Administrators representing the DOL, EPA, DOT, and HUD are participating, as well as State Treasurer Steven Grossman, State Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan Jr. and the Chief of Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston Jim Hunt. The SEC fosters the development of new networks and business relationships.

The SEC is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of all sector leaders and others working to create a sustainable economy, improve economic recovery and growth, reduce operation costs, drive job creation, build sustainable communities and expand the green economy in Massachusetts. Complimentary passes are available for active college students, government/municipal employees and nonprofits organizations.

The SEC has partnered with 20 professional affiliations as, including Massachusetts Business Roundtable, American Planning Association, New England Clean Energy Council, State Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, A Better City, 2020 Women on Boards, Center for Women in Enterprise, Associated Industries of MA and many others.

Key panels include:

1. The Role of Women in Creating a 21st Century Economy

2. Urban Agriculture in Massachusetts

3. Sustainable Negotiation Strategies-Turning Ideals into Profitable Practices

4. Accounting for Natural Capital

5. The Role of Businesses in Creating Sustainable Communities

6. Emerging Energy Issues and Technologies

7. Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business

8. Active Citizenship for Sustainable Communities