NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Schedule of Events


Friday, March 8, 2019

Tentative Schedule, subject to change

12:00 - 1:00pm Registration and light lunch* Rosenthal Pavilion

1:00 - 1:50pm Keynote Address, Rosenthal Pavilion

Tom Szaky, CEO & Founder, TerraCycle

2:00 - 2:50pm Breakout Session #1

Systems Thinking: Circularity and its Surprising Unintended Consequences

Speaker: Prof. Joshua Spodek, PhD, MBA

Room 909

Workshop: Are We Doing Good? Ways to Investigate and Measure Impact

Speaker: Kathleen Wetzel Apltauer

Room 905/907

Panel: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Manufacturing

Moderator: Prof. Cassandra Thiel, PhD

Speakers: John Chalifoux - The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, Trent Gross - Stryker, Tom Kennedy - Arup, Matt Zabel - 3M

Room 802

3:00 - 3:50pm Breakout Session #2

Panel: Circular Practices Creating Circular Cities

Moderator: Danielle Joseph - Closed Loop Partners

Speakers: Evelyn Kim - ReThink Food, Jake Elder - Bloomberg Associates, Miranda Schnitger - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Room 905/907

Panel: Can the Circular Economy Unite ESG and Impact Investing?

Moderator: Scott Taitel - NYU

Panelists: Kate Daly - Closed Loop Partners, Stephen Friedman - UBS, Humaira Faiz - Morgan Stanley

Room 802

Panel: Innovation and Emerging Technology to Launch the Circular Economy

Moderator: Victoria Bill - NYU

Speakers: Natasha Franck - EON, Steven Haft - ConsenSys, Faith Legendre - Cisco, Dmitriy Yakubov - JP Morgan

Room 909

4:00 - 4:50pm Breakout Session #3

Closing the Loop on Consumer Goods

Moderator: Barent Roth - Anthropenece.Design

Speaker: Carmen Gama - Eileen Fisher, Allison Vicenzi - Vicenzi, Janet Viader - Toast Ale, Daniel Ramirez - Mobley

Room 802

Panel: Entrepreneurship: The Key to the Circular Economy

Moderator: Delaney Sondag - Baldor Foods

Speakers: Freya Burton - LanzaTech, Donna Costa - Evocative Design, Mike Newman - Returnity Innovations

Room 905/907

Panel: The Effects of Energy Policy on New York State

Moderator: Peter Howard - NYU

Panelists: Ross MacWhinney - Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Dr. Burcin Unel - Institute for Policy Integrity

Room 909

5:00pm - 5:50pm 10 MINUTES TO CHANGE THE WORLD, Rosenthal Pavilion

Speakers: Christine Harada - i(x) Investments, Lorraine Wilson - JUST Capital, Kara Napolitano - Sims Municipal Recycling

5:50pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine Rosenthal Pavilion

The Social Innovation Symposium will conclude at 7:00pm

*Lunch served until 12:45