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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Joel A. Tickner
Associate Professor of Environmental Health at UMass Lowell
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Jenny McColloch
Director, Sustainability Strategy, Engagement & Business Integration at McDonald’s Corporation
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Pathways in CSR
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Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop Series
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GE Colloquium in Sustainability Leadership
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Joint degrees in action: Jackie Roberts on building strong business-environment partnerships
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Can Investment in the U.S. Sustainable Agriculture Sector Drive Ecological Benefits?
Apr 24, 2018
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Sustainable Finance Monthly Seminar: Helen Crowley, Kering
Mar 06, 2018
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Pathways in CSR: A Conversation with Ran Tao, Director of Sustainability at the Estée Lauder Companies
Mar 02, 2018
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