2012-2013 Lecture Series

Industrial Ecology as a Source of Competitive Advantage

In its 22nd year, the IEM Lecture Series brings speakers from companies and organizations to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies to discuss the relationship between business and the environment. This year the lecture series explores Industrial Ecology as a Source of Competitive Advantage. Concepts such as loop-closing, by-product exchange, and sustainable supply chain management and tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA) and, material flow analysis are characteristic of the field of industrial ecology.  The lecture series will bring business executives to campus to discuss how their use of these approaches affects their strategy, profitability and their position in the market.

"Forwarding Recycled Fashion in America " Chris Yura, SustainU

Speaker Chris Yura

Date March 4, 2013

Time 4:00PM EST

Location Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall 195 Prospect St. New Haven, CT

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Market Strategy for Eco-friendly Home Products: Preserve's Approach to Recycled Plastics

Speaker John Lively & Eric Hudson of Preserve

Date April 8, 2013

Time 1 PM EST

Location Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall 195 Prospect St. New Haven, CT

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Design for Environment and Life Cycle Assessment-Important Aspects in the Mercedes-Benz Business Strategy

Speaker Klaus Ruhland and Carsten Haink, Daimler AG, Mercedes Benz

Date April 16th, 2013

Time 12PM EST

Location Via Webinar at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/332772710

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Eco-industrial Parks Through the Eyes of a Real Estate Developer

Speaker Tom McKittrick, President and Founder

Date April 22, 2013

Time 1PM EST

Location Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall 195 Prospect St. New Haven, CT

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Innovation and Industrial Ecology: Interface’s Competitive Strategy

Speaker Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise

Date September 26, 2013

Time 5:00PM

Location Burke Auditorium

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