ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – The University of Albany School of Business (UAlbany) will host its second forum on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices in Business on Friday. The forum will include a number of guest speakers, as well as a discussion with George Serafeim, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business at Harvard Business School and author of Purpose + Profit: How Business Can Uplift the World.
ESG focuses on analyzing how companies integrate environmental, social and governance issues into their business models, with the aim of improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, increasing competitiveness and to generate higher incomes, better returns and long-term profits. ESG also seeks to improve sustainability in companies by redefining what is important in decision-making, around concepts such as transparency, legitimacy, resilience and materiality.
“We are now seeing that not only are businesses keen to embrace sustainable models in a broader sense beyond just profits, but even the next generation of workforces have started to pay attention to these dimensions before decide where to work,” said UAlbany School of Business. Dean Nilanjan Sen.
Additional noted speakers include:
- Paul Tonko, Congressman, United States House of Representatives, New York’s 20e Congress District
- Doreen Harris, President, NYSERDA
- Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany
- Ron Kim, Mayor of Saratoga Springs
- Gary R. McCarthy, Mayor, Schenectady
- Patrick Madden, Mayor of Troy
- Kevin Coffey, American Red Cross
- Alyssa Mediate, Bank of America
- Loretta Kuhland, performance management.
- John Toy, GlobalFoundries
- Roberto Friedlander, Plug Power