This talk explores the nexus between sustainability and careers. Marilyn elucidates concepts pertinent to professionals with energy and environment backgrounds and/or working in this field. Using the SURF Framework that Marilyn developed and professional narratives specific to the energy and environment sectors, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can incorporate sustainability into their job tasks and career trajectory, as well as the benefits of doing so.
Marilyn Waite’s vision is a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. An engineer and author of Sustainability at Work, she has addressed audiences worldwide on sustainability in careers, textiles, water, and energy. Marilyn holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. Marilyn is a founding member of ELEEP, leads the energy practice at Village Capital, serves on the Board of Directors for Engineers for a Sustainable World and is a Senior Research Fellow at Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown.
About Village Capital:
Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. The investment firm focuses on five sectors: energy, agriculture, financial technology, health and education.
Project Drawdown describes when and how humanity can reach climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, by mapping and modeling how one hundred existing, substantive solutions can continue to scale over the next three decades. It’s making that information widely available in order to communicate a credible pathway to meaningfully address climate change.
This luncheon is part of the ELEEP program. The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is a dynamic, membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices and professional development for early and mid-career North American and European leaders working on environmental and energy issues. ELEEP currently has over 100 members, split between North America and Europe. Members debate topics of the day online, meet regularly for study tours and other face-to-face activities and collaborate on transatlantic impact projects. ELEEP is a joint project of Ecologic Institute Berlin, Ecologic Institute US and the Atlantic Council. and is financially supported by the European Union, the Allianz Foundation for North America and the Robert Bosch Stiftung among others.