Submitted by Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas
To RSVP for any of these events, please call Jacqueline Langott at (212) 605-2081 or email at Jacqueline.Langott@t.mitsubishicorp.com two weeks prior to each breakfast.
Date: Monday, March 10, 2003
Speaker: Joel Makower, Founder, GreenBiz.com
Topic: From Here to Sustainability: The Promises (and Pitfalls) of Environmentally Responsible Business
Host: Christodora, Inc.
Location: One East 53rd Street – Lobby/Gymnasium (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, NY
Date: Friday, June 6, 2003
Speaker: Ashok Gupta, Director, Air and Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Topic: Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century
Host: Staten Island Botanical Garden
Location: Tea House of the Chinese Garden, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Staten Island, NY
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Speaker: George Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy
Topic: Alliance for Zero Extinction
Host: Audubon Society
Location: Prospect Park Audubon Center, Brooklyn, NY
Date: Thursday, November 13
Speaker: Tensie Whelan, Executive Director, Rainforest Alliance
Topic: Changing Corporate Practices in the New Millennium: Accountability in Environmental and Social Practices
Host: New York Botanical Garden
Location: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
About The Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation
The Mitsubishi International Corporation Foundation, based in New York City, was established in 1992 with funding from Mitsubishi International Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, its parent company. With a current endowment of approximately $4 million, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting environmental education and civil society.
MICF seeks to promote environmental causes in the broadest terms throughout the Americas. This encompasses conservation, biodiversity and protection of the natural environment, as well as social causes such as human rights and poverty alleviation. Specifically, MICF aims to advance programs that link environmental and social imperatives and promote constructive dialogue and consultation among the various stakeholders who are affected by or interested in the issues we seek to address.
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The Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas, based in New York City was established 1991 with funding from Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, and its U.S.-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi International Corporation. Since its establishment, the Foundation has contributed over $12 million to environmental causes throughout the Americas. We have funded over 100 projects in more than 15 countries, focusing on four themes: biodiversity conservation, environmental education, environmental justice, and sustainable development.