SBN Past Events

April 8, 2016: "Green Building"

"Green building" is the construction and renovation of buildings to more energy efficient, use fewer natural resources, and reduce waste and pollution. 

What to Expect

  • Want to understand more about the benefits of "green" buildings
  • Are you evaluating a green building retrofit and want to know more about typical costs and return on investment for comprehensive, building-wide, green retrofits? 
  • Curious about the other financial benefits to green buildings besides energy savings? 
  • What are the most significant challenges of green buildings and retrofits? 

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Speakers:

Mary Dickinson Assoc. AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C
Regional Sustainable Design Leader
Perkins+Will

Zaida BasoraFAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Assistant Director of Facility Architecture and Engineering
Public Works Department, City of Dallas

September 25, 2015: "Big Data and CSR: Are You Ready or Not?"

Companies today are racing to exploit the growing availability of "BIG DATA." Big data helps firms create better products and services for customers and greatly improves decision making; however, big data can  create risks and complex ethical challenges such as:

  • Is your organization prepared to address the ethical implications of big data?
  • How does big data fit into your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy?

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Speakers:

Andrew Consolver
VP - Information Technology
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources

Mark Hargreaves
Director - Big Data Privacy and Compliance
AT&T

Dorcinda M. Pipkin, CIPM
Data Privacy Manager
Sabre

July 24, 2015: "Ethics: Beyond Words and Slogans"

Texas Instruments provided an overview of their foundation of ethics from the company's inception as an oil exploration company to its present as a $13B leader in the technology industry. With an emphasis on global interests, accountability, and adherence to an ethical code of conduct, TI is a leader in business ethics. READ MORE

Speaker:

David Solomon
Vice President and Director of Ethics
Texas Instruments

March 20, 2015: "It's All About People"

Southwest Airlines highlighted and shared best practices in creating successful employee engagement and the impact it has on the triple bottom line of performance, people and planet. READ MORE

Speakers:

Julie Weber
Vice President of People
Southwest Airlines

Debra Benton
Director of Community Programs and Engagement
Southwest Airlines

December 5, 2014: "Green Transportation for Business: It Pays!"

Pepsi presented its program of success in converting to compressed natural gas and electric vehicles its fleet of Frito-Lay trucks. READ MORE

Speakers:

Cynthia Baker, ABC
Director of Corporate Communications
Frito-Lay North America
 

Steve Hanson
Director of Engineering
Frito-Lay North America

Ken Marko
Senior National Fleet Engineer
Frito Lay North America

October 10, 2014: Eco-Innovation: There's an App for That!

Eco-Innovation is the practice of developing and refining ideas into useful forms to create business value and benefit the environment at the same time. Innovating with apps to promote sustainability gives companies a way to generate brand awareness, optimize processes, and engage stakeholders. READ MORE

Speakers:

Blake Burris
Founder
Clean Web Worldwide

Andrew Miller
Co-founder
Compost Denton

Kim Hall
Founder
WorldTweak

Robert Kent
Director of Public Policy for the 
North Texas Commission

July 11, 2014: Leading for the Triple Bottom Line

Leading for the Triple Bottom Line explored key strategies and tactics for embedding sustainability into your corporate culture and engaging stakeholders. READ MORE

Speakers:

Jack Lowe
Retired CEO
TD Industries, Inc.

John Muros, Ph.D.
Senior HR Research Consultant
AT&T

April 11, 2014: Measuring Sustainability Performance

Industry leaders discussed the ways their companies measure their "triple bottom line," which includes the financial, environmental and economic impacts of doing business. READ MORE

Speakers:

Terri Scannell
Director of Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability
VHA

Jean-Michel Fally
Principal
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Crystal Stutes
Senior Account Executive, Public Affairs
Hill+Knowlton Strategies

December 13, 2013: Strategies for Sustainability

How organizations define sustainability, the processes they use, the outcomes they expect to achieve, and the tangible and intangible benefits of their respective sustainability strategies. READ MORE 

Speakers:

Garrett Boone
Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus
The Container Store

Nathan Loftice
Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability
Fed Ex

Nelly Rocha Andresen
Vice President of Quality Environment, Health & Safety
and Senior Corporate Counsel for eRecyclingSolutions

News

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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