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Friday, March 8 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Equity of Place: The Role of Business and Investors

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In this session, we intend to examine the past to present of the most pressing and interconnected social, environmental and economic challenges through the lens of business and investment leaders. What are the opportunities for policies, practices, and investments that address systemic disparities, and help us build towards the full potential of just and sustainable economy? What polices are worth tracking for 2019? What are some of the financial resources including Pay-for-Success and blended finance structures to fund affordable housing, social and environmental welfare solutions. Join us explore what we can do individually and collectively to shift the present paradigm of inequity and catalyze an inclusive and sustainable economy.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the history of racial inequality as it relates to the natural and built environment
  2. To learn some of the financing mechanisms to fund affordable housing, social and environmental welfare solutions
  3. Learn about the key policies to advance greater equity
  4. Understand the principles that could guide the design, business and investment work

AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2 LU
Living Future Accreditation Credits: 2 HRS

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Lynn Stoddard

Exec Dir, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University
Lynn is the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University. Under Lynn's leadership, the Institute spearheaded and administers Sustainable CT, a voluntary certification program that helps communities become more efficient, healthy... Read More →
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Noelle St.Clair

Community Development Relationship Manager, Woodforest National Bank
Noelle St. Clair is a Community Development Relationship Manager at Woodforest National Bank. Prior to joining Woodforest, St. Clair served as Community Development Advisor and Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia where she specialized in community development... Read More →
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Bill Walsh

Founder & Board President, Healthy Building Network
Bill Walsh is the Founder and President of the Healthy Building Network (HBN). Since 2000 HBN has been defining the leading edge of healthy building practices that increase transparency in the building products industry, reduce human exposures to chemicals in building materials, and... Read More →
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David Levine

Co-founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)
David Levine is the co-founder and President of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) ASBC is a growing coalition of business organizations and businesses committed to advancing market solutions and policies to support a vibrant, just and sustainable economy. Today, the... Read More →
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April De Simone

Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE
April De Simone, Co-founder, Partner, designing the WE - has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects. Continuing to advocate for social innovation, Ms. De Simone is co-creator of various for-purpose... Read More →
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Lisa A. Chase

Research and Communications Principal, Two Willows Consulting, LLC
Lisa Chase has published extensively on environmental sustainability and design in the built environment, including the role of impact measurement in social and environmental solutions. Lisa leads Research and Communications for Two Willows Consulting. Her publications on pay-for-performance... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Sage Bowers Auditorium Sage Hall, 205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
  Business, Data
  • AIA CEU 2 LU
  • GBCI CEU Self Report
  • LFA CEU 2 HRS - Self Report
  • Course Level Basic