Materials Overview

From extraction to end-of-life, materials management touches almost every functional area of the modern corporation. Concerns over scarcity along with consumer pressure on sourcing and disposal are responsible for increasing supply chain scrutiny. At the same time, the rapid pace of technological innovation depends on materials innovation. How and where do all of these issues overlap?

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Anastasia O'Rourke
Special Consultant at Industrial Economics
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Aaron Smith
Director of Strategy, Business Development and Sustainability at Silicon Valley start-up View Inc.
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GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership
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GNAM Sustainability Leadership
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Kickstarted! Tuckerman & Co launches at Yale
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An Open Source Ecological Entrepreneur
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Bringing Nature into the Engineer’s Toolbox
Insights form Jen Molnar, MEM '04 and lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy
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What to Do, How to Live: Personal Activism for a Threatened Planet
Mar 06, 2017
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Patagonia Worn Wear: Better Than New
Mar 06, 2017
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