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Boxer, Corporate Green Leaders Featured at USC Marshall Summit
Alumni Event Looks at Business and Environment
March 21, 2008 • by News at Marshall

March 20, 2008 -- U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will be keynote speaker of the USC Marshall School of Business conference on "The Green Revolution: Sustainable Business Models" Boxer, chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will discuss the coming re-authorization of the Clean Air Act. The April 5 event, organized by the USC Marshall Alumni Association’s Los Angeles chapter, also will feature leaders of the Port of Los Angeles, Waste Management Inc., energy company BP and real-estate firm CB Richard Ellis.

Those speakers are expected to discuss the challenges they face in balancing financial, legal and environmental demands while running their organizations. "Businesses are fighting global competition while facing the need to create products that are environmentally and financially sustainable," said USC Marshall Dean James G. Ellis. "These are key business questions that our researchers and students examine daily. This event brings together leading business and political leaders to talk about the challenges ahead." The event, which will run from 9 am to 3:30 pm on April 5, will be held at the University of Southern California's Town & Gown facility on the main University Park campus in Los Angeles.

Town & Gown is located at 665 Exposition Blvd. "These are vital issues facing many USC Marshall alums in Southern California and beyond, but the conference is open to, and really important for, anyone interested in the political and business dimensions of these issues," said Marcus Hoffman, president of the alumni group's Los Angeles chapter. "We strongly urge business leaders to join us in discussing these matters." The Clean Air Act reauthorization promises to be one of the most politically divisive and important pieces of legislation of the next year, with major implications for Los Angeles, long ranked with the nation’s most polluted air. Boxer, as chair of a key committee, is expected to have a major impact on the reauthorization process, no matter which party captures the White House.

The Green Revolution conference is co-sponsored by the USC Center for Sustainable Cities and by Net Impact, a nationwide student organization devoted to issues of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility.

To register for the conference, for more information or to find parking, go to: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/alumni/events/2008-green-event.htm


About USC Marshall School of Business
Based in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, the USC Marshall School is the best place to learn the art and science of business. The school's programs serve nearly 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, professional and executive-education students, who attend classes in facilities at the main Los Angeles campus, as well as satellite facilities in Irvine and San Diego. USC Marshall also operates a Global MBA program in conjunction with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.


About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.