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This is South Florida's premier event in sustainable business and local resilience.

The conference, hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami, brings together sustainability professionals, corporate executives, investment managers, policymakers, community leaders, activists, leading researchers, and top students from various academic disciplines.

This year, there are virtual sessions on sustainable finance (ESG), green sports, sustainable fashion, environmental economics, and workforce development. The CSO Summit attracts the most senior leaders in corporate sustainability across every industry for newsmaker interviews and roundtable discussions. The final session of the day focuses on career opportunities and the current job market.

Join us for a full day of interactive discussions, thoughtful conversations, and productive networking opportunities.


Mona Naqvi of S&P Global presents on data-driven ESG & investing
Chris Dickerson
Lorraine Medici
Mona Naqvi
S&P Global
Chris Dickerson
Players for the Planet
Lorraine Medici
Perry Ellis International
Ben Dear
Elaine Hedewier
Taj Eldridge
Ben Dear
Osmosis Investment Management
Elaine Heldewier
Carnival Corp.
Taj Eldridge
Include Venture Partners
Shane Keough
Murat Basarir
Tom Rivett
Shane Keough
Murat Basarir
TD Bank Group
Tom Rivett-Carnac
Global Optimism


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March 24, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Morning Session (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Afternoon Session (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
1/ Sustainable Finance / ESG / 9-10 a.m.
  • Mona Naqvi, ESG senior director, S&P Global
  • Ben Dear, founder, Osmosis Investment Management
  • Murat Basarir, senior manager, sustainable finance, TD Bank Group

2/ Green Sports / 10-11 a.m.
  • Shane Keough, founder/CEO, WeGoFor2
  • Chris Dickerson, founder, Players for the Planet
  • Taj Ahmad Eldridge, general partner, Include Venture Partners

3/ CSO Summit / 11-12 p.m.
  • Elaine Heldewier, director of sustainability, Carnival Corp.

4/ Sustainable Fashion / 12-1 p.m.

  • Lorraine Medici, senior vice president of marketing & communications, Perry Ellis International
5/ Research Trends / 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Dr. David Kelly, academic director, Master of Science in Sustainable Business (MSSB)
  • Dr. Esteban Petruzzello, assistant professor of professional practice in economics, Miami Herbert Business School

6/ Climate Action / 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Tom Rivett-Carnac, co-founder, Global Optimism

7/ Workforce Development / 2-3 p.m.
  • Zulema Ledesma, sustainability manager, Office Depot
  • Jack Greene, senior director of procurement, AutoNation

8/ Career Connections / 3-4 p.m.
  • Claudio Innocente, head of fulfillment, Reef Technology
  • Elizabeth Wheaton, director of environment & sustainability, City of Miami Beach
  • Teddy L'houtellier, sustainability manager, University of Miami
  • Ginger Baxter, executive director, Graduate Career Advancement
  • Grace Ede, career coach, Master of Science in Sustainable Business (MSSB)