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[sustainable_built_environment] FW: Guest Speaker on Wednesday!

Raymond Levitt ray.levitt at
Mon Mar 2 18:49:46 PST 2009

Stan -

I forwarded this to all construction 
students.  I'll also forward it to Professors 
Mark Jacobson and Gil Masters, whose students may 
want to attend.  And I'll post it to the 
Sustainable Built Environment mailing list.


At 3/2/2009 06:38 PM, you wrote:
>This is a guest speaker I have coming to a 
>special session of the class Wednesday 
>evening.  He will be speaking on waste/energy 
>plants in Latin America.  He came last year and 
>was a dynamic speaker.  Feel free to forward to 
>any students who might be interested as there 
>should be some free seats since it’s an optional session.
>From: Kasey Hurlbutt [mailto:kaseyh at]
>Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 5:12 PM
>To: W09-CEE-142A-01/242A-01
>Subject: Guest Speaker on Wednesday!
>An announcement has been added in the 
>"W09-CEE-142A-01/242A-01 Creating Sustainable 
>Development" site at Coursework 5 
>Subject: Guest Speaker on Wednesday!
>From: Kasey Hurlbutt
>Date: Mar 2, 2009 5:11 pm
>Group: Site
>Hi CSD,
>We'll remind you in class tomorrow.  But just to 
>get you thinking about it we are going to have a 
>special lecture this Wednesday, March 4, at 7pm 
>in Y2E2 Room 111.  Our guest speaker is Find 
>Findsen of the Kolibri Group.  Background 
>information is provided below.  Hope you can 
>make it!  And feel free to bring friends.
>:) Kasey
>Kolibri Background: Kolibri Group is a clean tech project development firm
>in the business of building, managing and monetizing total waste management
>solutions, in particular, waste recovery and waste-to-energy plants that
>generate carbon credits. Working in partnership with Grontmij | Carl Bro,
>one of the world’s leading engineering firms in the renewable energy space
>with 7,000 employees and projects in over 60 countries, Kolibri’s model is
>highly scalable and global in scope. Kolibri Group was selected as a member
>of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Growth Companies; is a
>member of the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a group of corporations and
>institutional investors managing $7 trillion in assets; and serves on the
>Index Committee for the Barclays Capital Global Carbon Index.
>Background on the speaker, Find Findsen, Chief Executive Officer. Find has
>been involved with climate change for the last 15 years, beginning with his
>1993 thesis at Princeton University on the UN Framework Convention on
>Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. From 1993 to
>1994, Find worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to
>help negotiate the agreement that formed the operational phase of the Global
>Environment Facility (GEF), the first major funding mechanism for the UNFCCC
>and to this date still the world’s largest environmental fund. The GEF is
>managed jointly by the World Bank, UNDP and UNEP and UNDP’s $7 billion GEF
>portfolio of climate change and environmental projects is now invested in
>1,000 projects in 130 countries. Immediately prior to founding the Kolibri
>Group, Find developed the UNDP MDG Carbon Facility and led the rigorous,
>multi-stakeholder RFP-selection process through which UNDP pre-sold a
>pipeline of Projects which will generate 15 million Carbon Credits during
>the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period.
>Find previously served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company
>where he advised senior management teams in the financial services,
>insurance, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and electronics sectors. His
>engagements focused on M&A, joint venture management, cost reductions, sales
>force and distribution management, and building new business units. Find
>also held senior leadership positions in several consulting and technology
>firms. Find graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University where he
>received the Buchanan Prize for graduating #1 in the Department of Politics.
>He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Raymond E. Levitt, Ph.D.
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Director, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects

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