Optimizing Alaska Business with a Regenerative Mindset
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm
Rasmuson Hall, UAA campus
How can Alaska businesses realize value by integrating sustainability into everything they do? Kevin Wilhelm has insights and inspiration for us as we consider the challenges and opportunities inherent in today’s environmental and social business concerns. For more than 20 years, Kevin has led the way for government agencies and hundreds of businesses to engage in regenerative business practices and to increase their efficiencies and revenue while doing so. UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy is pleased to invite Kevin to Alaska for a free in-person lecture, “Optimizing Alaska Business with a Regenerative Mindset,” on March 30, 5:30 pm, at Rasmuson Hall on UAA’s campus.
Please join us for this important conversation, including:
- What is a regenerative mindset, and why is it important to understand?
- What are the risks, opportunities, and new regulatory and market requirements to address today’s largest environmental and social challenges?
- How do we create business value and develop resilience across generations for the private sector to use sustainability to help diversify our economy?
- How does a just and regenerative mindset apply in Alaska – specifically in resource extraction, tourism, professional services, and finance?
- How do we incorporate sustainable business practices that protect Alaska’s reputation as a responsible steward of our natural resources and environment?
This event is part of the University of Alaska’s Just & Regenerative Business in Alaska three-lecture series, made possible by the Educational Legacy Fund.
5:30 – Meet and mingle
6:00 – Presentation by Kevin Wilhelm
6:45 – 7:00 pm – Q and A
Please register in advance for planning purposes. Space is limited. Free parking. Light refreshments post presentation.
More about Kevin Wilhelm
Kevin Wilhelm is a Senior Principal at Point B and is one of the world’s pre-eminent business consultants and speakers in the field of sustainability. He was recognized in 2022 as “1 of the 10 Most Inspiring CEOs in the United States” by CIO Views Magazine and was recognized in 2021 by Climate Change Business Journal with the Individual Award for Industry Leadership.
Kevin brings over 21 years of experience working with 275+ businesses ranging across 40+ different industries – from Fortune 500 Multinationals to government agencies. His firm specializes in helping organizations realize business value through the integration of sustainability into everything they do.
His list of clients that he has worked with on sustainability and corporate responsibility include: New York Life, Delta & Alaska Airlines, Expedia, Amazon, Nordstrom, REI, Carmax, Eddie Bauer, Tommy Bahama, The Seattle Sounders, Whole Foods, Kohl’s, The North Face, Expeditors and various Ports, Cities, and Counties.
He has taught 12 different courses in sustainability both in online and in-person formats at nine institutions including Harvard, the University of Washington system, and Western Washington University. He has lectured across the country hundreds of times including two TEDx Talks and is the author of multiple acclaimed books in this field including: Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability & Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy and Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Sustainability Implementation.
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