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March 26: Carnegie Mellon Symposium Focuses on Corporations and Environmental Responsibility


Ken Walters                           

Carnegie Mellon Symposium Focuses on
Corporations and Environmental Responsibility

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will host "Corporations & Environmental Responsibility," a symposium that explores the role of business in environmental issues, March 28-30 in the Erwin R. Steinberg Auditorium in Baker Hall on the university's campus.
A weekend of lectures, analyses and discussions, the event will feature nationally known experts presenting on the environmental crises that challenge businesses today. Event topics will include the role of corporations and businesses in environmental sustainability, public policy, energy consumption, environmental protection and best practices in environmental management, among other issues. The weekend is a hybrid event as it serves as both a credit-course for students and as an open lecture series for Carnegie Mellon students and the general public alike.
Some of the speakers for the event include:

  • Robert Bear, director of environmental affairs at Alcoa, who will speak on "The Challenges of Corporate Environmental Responsibility: Alcoa as a Case Study;"
  • Mary Beth Buchanan, the United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
  • John Hooker, a professor of business ethics and social responsibility in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, who has published more than 130 articles and seven books;
  • Court Gould, executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh. Gould has worked for several sustainability organizations throughout Pittsburgh, including the International Air & Waste Management Association and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

For a full schedule of speakers and to register for the event, please visit The event is supported by the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon.