The SMB Summit will be an intimate, invite-only event.
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This year, we will:
- Formally launch our SMB membership.
- Reveal sustainability opportunities for small and medium businesses in Appalachia.
- Identify how this unique group can collaborate to achieve a just transition.
In this Hybrid event, you will learn a framework that your Small or Medium Businesses can use to develop your company strategy for navigating the dynamic and uneven climate landscape. Pitt Law’s Jennifer Smokelin will give a keynote address that will emphasize priorities, flexibility, and goals of a company as relates to Climate Law.
A discussion with academic experts and industry leaders on our ESG Rosetta Stone workstream, including informative presentations, engaging panel discussions, and a Q&A portion with audience members.
The CSB Team held an information session about how students can get involved with the Center and the many fellowships, internships, and research projects that we have to create an impact in organizations. If you weren't able to attend, please reach out to us at CSB@Katz.pitt.edu about your interests and for more information on these opportunities.
PSU Energy Days virtual and in person conference Attendees learned how the Marshall Plan for Middle America came together, why it was created, and what it can teach us about the potential for actors across the region to cooperate in the pursuit of energy and climate solutions at Penn State University's Institutes of Energy and the Environment Energy Days. Leslie Marshall, Director at the SFPE Foundation shared the example of MP4MA - a project she spearheaded while here at the CSB – to describe how energy and infrastructure transition can bring together diverse (if seemingly unlikely) stakeholders from industry, finance, labor, academia, government, and community organizations around shared interests in economic development and regional prosperity. Center Associate Director Chris Gassman was on hand for the in-person discussions. Learn more here.