GreenBusiness Works EXPO to highlight Clean Tech and Social Responsibility

 Green Business Works EXPO

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GreenBusiness Works EXPO to tackle investment trends in added day

Leading investment gurus to unpack “Clean Tech” and “Social Responsibility”

“Clean tech” and “corporate responsibility” are the biggest buzz words in current investment trends.

Which investments are worth banking on, and how do these initiatives pay off – in dollars and sense?

The answers to these questions are so important that they deserve their own day. And the GreenBusiness Works EXPO 2010 has added a third day to address these issues at its conference, entitled “Poised for Prosperity,” Oct. 26 to Oct. 28 at the Cobb Galleria.

“The business game is changing, and so are the rules,” explains Stephanie Armistead, General Manager of GreenBusiness Works, which produces the EXPO. “Companies must champion the values of environmental stewardship and moral governance as well as economic prosperity to warrant success, and they can discover how to best execute all three principles at the GreenBusiness Works EXPO.”

                Among the key speakers to address the EXPO on October 28 are:

  • Edward Kerschner, CFA, Chief Investment Officer for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, who will outline “the rising risk of water bankruptcy” in a keynote address that anyone working in water issues won’t want to miss! A leading Wall Street strategist, Kerschner will explain how declining supply and growing demand may render water the biggest commodity story of the 21st century. Kerschner will also discuss such technologies as desalination, “virtual water,” rainwater harvesting and “toilet-to-tap” recycling.
  • John M. Segrich, CFA, head of the Green Research Team for Gabelli & Company, Inc., a renowned institutional broker and dealer.  The portfolio manager of The Gabelli SRI Green Fund, Segrich formerly helmed JPMorgan’s sell side European technology research team and also headed the European Software research team for Goldman Sachs in London.
  • Shawn Lesser, founder and president of Sustainable World Capital. With more than 15 years of experience in institutional equity sales, Lesser, who is based in Atlanta, identifies and supports “hidden gems” within the “green” sector through longstanding relationships with sustainability portfolio managers throughout the world.


Attendees can expect a primer on the key elements in the world of doing good while doing well and how to successfully navigate today’s challenges and opportunities, whether that means supporting women in lesser developed countries through microfinance or employing fair trade and sustainable practices.

The day concludes with an inspiring luncheon keynote on The Calvert Women Principles, the practice of investing in women to nurture gender equality as well as economic prosperity.  

Underscoring its commitment to help broker business relationships for a cleaner, greener Southeast region, GreenBusiness Works EXPO and its partners will introduce the Clean Tech Forum on the final day of the show to provide opportunities for education and networking. A special entrepreneur showcase will feature presentations by exemplary startup companies in the space.

Registration for the EXPO as an attendee or exhibitor includes this day at no additional charge.

Special Rates: One-day registration for a rate of just $10 is available for those interested in attending the Clean Tech Forum only. Those who wish to attend only the luncheon may do so for a special rate of $45. Register for both the Clean Tech Forum and the luncheon for a total of $55.

Learn how you can become “Poised for Prosperity!”