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New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Growth Council Examined Partnerships In between Corporations, Environmental Organizations and Multicultural Green Companies

by admin on December 8, 2012

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

The New York &amp New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) explored greentech and cleantech collaborations and possibilities amongst progressive multicultural companies, corporate America and environmental organizations at the October Sustainability Summit: Be Eco Sharp at Sentry Center in New York City.

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“This conference uniquely addressed sustainable green options, diversity/ inclusion and developing green provide chains inside of urban communities, mentioned Kevin V.G. Wells, The Council’s standard counsel/director of Minority Business Enterprise Providers and an environmental attorney, who directed the Summit. Senior representatives from Fortune 1000 companies and environmental executives from the U.S. and Europe engaged established multicultural green tech enterprises and emerging businesses. Multicultural sustainable businesses are a group that significant companies are desperate to determine.

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Be Eco Sharp ranged from a salute to 4 minority company owners right after a nationwide challenge to recognize sustainable products and solutions to an exclusive screening of the Yann Bertrand film, A Thirsty Planet to a sustainable company shark tank Innovation Arena, the place multicultural enterprise owners pitched their organization to hedge fund traders and venture capitalists. In addition, there have been workshop sessions encompassing: sustainable technologies diversity &amp inclusion in marketing/media the water market place alternate vitality for commercial properties GRI and SMEs economic institutions in the green provide chain retaining green minority suppliers and a sustainability base-camp for business leaders.

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The winners of the nationwide multicultural organization competition Innovation Challenge: Driving Sustainability &amp Diversity, sponsored by InnoCentive, Inc. and The Council, have been saluted at a particular luncheon. The businesses were: AirShip Technologies Group in Oregon for a photo voltaic power Unmanned Aerial Automobile (UAV) Selco Industries in Ohio and NJ had biodegradable desk accessories Re-Nuble in Virginia for minimal carbon renewable energy and organic fertilizer from meals waste and Green Competitive Advantage in Connecticut for a youth green leadership program. Some of the judges integrated: Ernst &amp Youthful Obama Administration The New York Instances BNY Mellon Environmental Defense Fund and Pfizer, Inc. The leading 50 semi-finalists had movies showcased during the summit.

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The Innovation Challenge winning organizations were representative of many states around the nation, explained Wells. The end result was very remarkable simply because we expanded outdoors of the New York and New Jersey region. The common issues of sustainable development are not just regional. We had to take a national strategy to create green supply chains for potential generations in urban communities.

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The Summit kicked off, the evening just before with a dinner and personal screening A Thirsty Globe by filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand at Time Warner presented by FraichePR. That brought the cache and endorsement of the sustainability summit to the European local community, which also encouraged participants from the U.N. to attend the screening and Council dinner, mentioned Wells. Theres a political bi-partisanship in green initiatives. The Sustainability Summit had input from U.S. governmental entities from the Obama administration to even New Yorks former Republican Governor George Pataki giving a particular video clip presentation.”

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Speakers at Be Eco Sharp incorporated Steven Salsberg, chairman of Worldwide Advisory Firm, an entrepreneur and corporate social duty advocate Carolyn Green, president, &#13

Board of Skilled Environmental Engineers Eliseo Rojas, chief procurement officer, Interpublic Group Bruce S. Schlein, director of corporate sustainability, Citi Fernando Hernandez, director of supplier diversity, Microsoft Pamela Lippe, executive director, Earth Day New York Michael Jones-Bey, director, Con Edison Supplier Diversity System Samuel K. Burlum CEO/president and chairman, Extreme Energy Nancy Gillis director, Federal Supply Chain Plan, Standard Services Administration (GSA) Jeffrey Perlman, president/founder, Vivid Power Joe Sibilia, founder/CEO Meadowbrook Lane Capital Matthias Rieker, reporter, Wall Street Journal Glenn J. Hansen, president/CEO, BPA Worldwide David Davenport, principal, Harlem Greenfit Management Akil West, founder, Reclamation Energy Beverly White, president/founder, BKW Transformation Group Sarav Periasamy, president/CEO, PERI Application Answers Daniel Sung Park, president, eClaro Global and Andy Wells, founder, Wells Technology found in the Red Lake Tribe in Minnesota.

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Sustainability breaks down to individuals, planet, revenue and productivity, stated Wells. If a minority organization can think in terms of these 4 Ps, they will surely thrive in the 21st century.

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The Sustainability Summit: Be Eco Sharp was sponsored by AIG, BNY Mellon, Con Edison, Huawei, Time Warner, Extreme Power Remedies, HermanMiller, Griffin Stability, SHI and Capital 1.

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PHOTO Credit: Laurence Rice/Very first Seem Media

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