Yale Expert to Speak on Strategies that Help both Business and the Environment
Daniel Esty, director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, will speak about his recently published book, “Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage,” at Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale on March 1 at 4 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Before the talk, a reception will be held at Slifka Center, 80 Wall St., beginning at 4 p.m.
Esty’s 2006 book “Green to Gold” demonstrates that for-profit companies can employ environmentally friendly strategies to their advantage, citing examples that include BP, IKEA, Toyota, Ford, McDonald’s and GE.
“A Green Wave is sweeping the business world,” according to Esty and co-author Andrew Winston, director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale. “And it is propelled by two fundamental forces: environmental stresses, and a world of people who are insisting that the business community take action in response.”
Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy at Yale, with a joint appointment at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Law School. He is director of the Yale World Fellows Program, an initiative that brings emerging world leaders to the university for training. In addition to writing, co-writing and co-editing several books, Esty has written numerous book chapters, journal articles and essays. The American Bar Association honored him with its Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law in 2002, and he was twice named by Earth Times as one of the world’s “100 most influential environmental leaders.”