Phyllis Theermann


for the 12th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum on March 29th, 2017. Every attendee receives a copy of Blue Ocean Shift – a NY Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller – as a gift from the Blank Center of Entrepreneurship. There will be opportunities to get your book signed by Renee.

There are a variety of panels and speakers discussing important topics such as what businesses can do to act on climate change. Your business can make changes to mitigate climate change. How can a company set ambitious long-term targets that resonate with stakeholders and align with climate science?

Learn more about the B Corp Movement: Balancing Purpose with Profit. Companies around the globe are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. How can your business be as a force for good, better for consumers, employees, local communities, etc.?

Another hot topic is Sustainability Trends in Food & Ag-Tech. Come learn how folks are shifting the paradigm. This panel will explore the latest food and agricultural innovations that are redefining their industries for the next generation. They will examine positive impacts that go beyond the bottom line.

Don’t miss the closing remarks at 4.15 with Savitha Sridharan, Founder and CEO of Orora Global. Learn more about this for-profit, social enterprise that provides rural and urban communities globally with access to reliable, renewable energy.

Networking begins at 5.15.


Phyllis Theermann

jackieJackie Paul is a 20-year- old business student from Winchester, MA. As a rising junior at Babson College, she considers Wellesley her second home. Jackie plans to concentrate in Environmental Sustainability as well as Operations Management and will be graduating in 2018. She is a member of the women’s soccer team at Babson but also enjoys spending her time running and participating in yoga.

Jackie is an active advocate for healthy living on social media. Outside of being an athlete, she strives to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle through her decision to eat a plant-based diet.

You will see and hear Jackie lending her voice and enthusiasm at a variety of town committee meetings and read some of her articles on our website. We are grateful for her can do attitude!

Environmentalist Bea Johnson (cq) opens the cupboard in the kitchen of her home in Mill Valley Calif. on Friday April 9 2010. She buys in bulk in order to avoid packaging that must be recycled or thrown away. She and her family take extreme measures to achieve a zero waste lifestyle. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost)

Thanks to San Jose Mercury News for this photo of Environmentalist Bea Johnson. She and her family take extreme measures to achieve a zero waste lifestyle. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost)

Join us this Friday, April 1st for a great lineup of speakers at the 19th Annual Babson Energy and Environmental Conference!

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This year’s theme is “Redefining Consumption” and cool speakers are digging into the megatrends such as the sharing economy, augmented reality, and the internet of things.

  • Ken Kimmell President, Union of Concerned Scientists

        Taking action on international climate change goals

  • Bea Johnson Lifestyle blogger & author of Zero Waste Home

        Living a zero waste lifestyle

  • Jim Heppelmann CEO, PTC

        Discussion and demonstration of augmented reality

  • Mark Donohue ’88 Serial Entrepreneur

        The future of consumption

Don’t forget that Sustainable Wellesley is offering a 25% discount on a General Admission ticket. Use promo code: SW2016.

More information can be found here.