Join us for DCNI's Annual Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-9pm at Local 16. Marilyn Waite, Senior Manager, Energy at Village Capital will be joining us to discuss her new book, Sustainability at Work, and how sustainability can be incorporated into every imaginable career to impact the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society, and future generations. Jenny Bock, an economic justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth, will also be discussing her work on campaigns to combat deforestation and other unsustainable land use by targeting the industries and investors that enable such destructive activities.
Come mingle with other professionals focused on sustainability, enjoy delicious bites and happy hour specials, and see what DC Net Impact has in store for 2017. Please register on Eventbrite, and see you there!
Marilyn Waite leads the energy practice at Village Capital. Her vision is a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, intergenerational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices. A speaker and author, she has addressed audiences in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North and Central America on sustainability in careers, education, textiles, climate change, water, and energy. Marilyn holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University.
Jenny Bock is an economic justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth and works on various public campaigns including FOE’s Deforestation and Land Grab-Free investment campaign, which works to stop the economic drivers of deforestation and land grabbing caused by the palm oil industry by targeting U.S. financial investors of the palm oil industry such as JP Morgan Chase, Vanguard, BlackRock, and TIAA-CREF. Jenny cares deeply about the underlying economic and political root causes of environmental issues and believes we can only solve environmental issues by simultaneously achieving economic, social and racial justice. Jenny has a B.A in Sociology with a concentration in Environmental Studies from Kenyon College.