You are cordially invited to the Annual Trade Conference
TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: The Value Proposition of Greening a Business

Keynote Speaker Ambassador Alan Wolff
“International Trade & Climate Change: Opportunities & Risks”

Panel Discussions covering (see descriptions below):
* The WTO & Global Environmental Policy
* Green Trends in Silicon Valley
* Greening Your Supply Chain
When: Friday, April 17 2009
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Irvine Auditorium

“The Value Proposition of Greening a Business” is an interdisciplinary conference meant to engage the international business and MIIS academic communities in a conversation about international trade and the
environment. We will discuss the current economic and political implications of approaching business ventures from an environmentally conscious perspective. Recent trends to implement methods in sustainability, climate change, clean tech, green business, and corporate social responsibility at the international level will be the discussion buzzwords of the day.  This dynamic event aims to inform the MIIS
community and beyond of efforts being made to increase the visibility of the link between trade and environment issues. This event is co-sponsored by the International Trade and Commercial Diplomacy Club, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Net Impact Monterey Chapter, and the Monterey Bay International Trade Association.  Simultaneous interpretation will be delivered in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

The WTO and Global Environmental Policy – This panel will address the current policy issues regarding international trade and the environment. Areas of discussion include: environmental standards, multilateral
agreements conflicting with the WTO, climate change and whether agricultural subsidies lead to sustainable agricultural production. Moderated by Nevin Rosaasen, MAITP

Green Trends in Silicon Valley – This panel will discuss how private, public, and non-profit organizations headquartered in the innovation hotbed of the U.S. are incorporating sustainability and corporate social
responsibility in their operations. Moderated by Elizabeth Rogers, MAIEP

Greening Your Supply Chain – This panel will discuss how businesses are addressing transparency and accountability measures within global and social-cultural standards when implementing socially responsible supply chains. Moderated by Clayton Snyder, MAIEP/MBA


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