Greening the Global Grid for a Sustainable Future: Industry Leaders Discuss Environmental Incentives

The New York Academy of Sciences and the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce will host a clean energy event at NASDAQ MarketSite.

Published October 26, 2010

Why isn’t money just pouring into Cleantech? That’s one of several questions about building a “green grid” that will be tackled on Thursday by a roster of more than 20 Swedish and American industry leaders at a full-day clean energy conference being hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce.

The conference, “Greening the Global Grid for a Sustainable Future,” will bring industry leaders together to discuss how better to align individual incentives with environmental ends, for not just greener business, but smarter business.

Speakers, who include senior executives from Deloitte, Ericsson, Microsoft, SAS, Sprint, Volvo, and other companies, will address topics including “Climate Policy After Copenhagen,” “Are We Being as Smart as We Should with Energy Use?” and “Sustainable Technologies: Will They Trip Things or Pump Them Up?”

The conference will conclude with the closing of the NASDAQ OMX Stock Exchange at 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Accenture, Axel Johnson, Deloitte, Lund University & Region Skane, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, SAS, SEB, Swedish Foreign Trade Association, Volvo North American, and Your Majesty.

WHAT: A Cleantech Conference: Greening the Global Grid for a Sustainable Future

WHO: Moderators:

Henry Gooss, Chairman, SACC, New York & Senior Advisor, Investor Growth Capital;
Andrew Frank, Managing Partner Kreab Gavin Anderson,
Jerry MacArthur Hultin, President, Polytechnic Institute of New York University,
Sven-Christer Nilsson, Board Member, Sprint

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE: NASDAQ MarketSite
4 Times Square, New York, NY

This symposium is presented by the New York Academy of Sciences' in partnership with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. Media must register in advance by contacting Adrienne Burke at aburke@nyas.org or (212) 298 - 8655.

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