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Big Ideas on the Big Island: Business, Sustainability, and the Bottom Line

March 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Join in on this Community Conversation as a part of the Big Ideas on the Big Island Conversations hosted by Arizona State University to discuss the critical issues that will define our future. This conversation on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3 pm at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will focus on values, sustainability and solutions.

Demographers now estimate that the global population will reach 10 billion by 2050—2.5 billion more than today. This population increase will occur overwhelmingly in developing countries in Africa and Asia, especially in urban environments. Business has a fundamental interest in how these people will live, what jobs they will have, what products they will consume, and what kind of citizens they will be. If 10 billion people are to live well, then business, civil society, government, and academia must collaborate to find new ways to imagine and create a global society of opportunity and hope.

Join us as we discuss the role of business in sustainable futures and especially how business engages, innovates, invests, trains, and develops towards a prosperous future.

Opening remarks: Michael Crow, President, ASU

Panel discussion with moderator Gary Dirks, Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

  • Sheila Bonini: Chief Executive Officer, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Bruno Sarda: Director, Social Responsibility, Dell
  • Jacqui Hoover: Executive Director, Hawaii Island Economic Development Board

RSVP at sustainability.asu.edu/bigideas

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March 23, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Arizona State University


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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hualalai B Ballroom
72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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