Stern ESG Business Conference MARCH 5 2020
Business Leaders Gather To Discuss:
Environment, Sustainability, and Governance
Ohhhh in-person networking and learning.
My last gulp was during the very first few days of March at NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business's ESG Conference.
I'm very interested in serving companies working to make things better and this was a room full of heavy hitters - Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg LP, Danone, The Container Store, Beanitos, Financial Times, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and many others.
The ESG attendees and speakers were inspiring - people, who actually have the size power to make a difference, full of ideas and discussion on ESG standards and program development. Plus, sweet view of Wash Square from the conference room.
I graduated from Tisch (NYU's Art School) but Stern is nice and as, an NYU alumna, has let me attend biz events when I have requested such.
This was the wee days of March. Covid news was just barely creeping in. Stern decided to move forward with the event. We were advised not to shake hands and lunch was changed from a buffet to individual packaging. There were no masks or hand sanitizing, yet. No precautions at airports, in buildings, or with distancing, yet. Just murmurs of a virus making its way across the world.
Then... I flew back to Dallas and a week later, the shut down kicked in. Grateful for this last gasp. Will always be a special one.