SCORAI Webinars Fall 2021

Recordings
All webinars will be recorded and published on the website afterwards.

SCORAI continues to organize monthly webinars. From now on, registration is no longer necessary; the zoom link suffices to connect. We will operate in zoom call format; so all participants can see each other; and questions are more easily moderated. We hope this will also reinforce the social function of these webinars, i.e. SCORAI members meeting each other remotely.

Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/84479624608?pwd=MXl4VHpLTllLT3Qrdll0MXBaR3VVZz09 

Pass Code 950206

We will send reminders as before, one day and one hour before the webinar begins.

Program (Mondays 10-11 am ET)

September 20: Neal Gorenflo (Recording)

October 18: Arnim Wiek

November 15: Lewis Akenji

October 18:

Arnim Wiek, Arizona State University: The Cooperative Business Model for Sustainable Production and Consumption

Activists, scholars, politicians, entrepreneurs, and citizens express widespread concerns about unsustainable patterns of contemporary production and consumption, ranging from climate change and contamination to public health hazards and social injustices. In search of alternatives to the status quo, there is growing interest in sustainable business practices and models, including the cooperative business model. This talk provides an introduction into cooperative businesses, including worker and consumer cooperatives, and assesses opportunities and limitations for supporting sustainable production and consumption. Illustrative examples draw on multiple years of research and training for developing sustainable cooperative food businesses in Arizona.

Arnim Wiek

Bio

Arnim Wiek is professor in the School of Sustainability and director of the Sustainable Food Economy Lab at Arizona State University. He also holds guest professorships at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the University of Freiburg. His team conducts solution-oriented research on sustainable business practices and models, including cooperative businesses and benefit corporations, as well as sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and alternative economic development approaches. The topical focus in on food businesses and economies. The team’s projects are conducted in collaboration with entrepreneurs, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders. Courses and training programs the team offers are oriented towards the key competencies in sustainability and adopt an experiential, project-based pedagogy. 

November 15:

Lewis Akenji of Hot or Cool speaking about his new report on 1.5 degree lifestyles, which is launching on October 5. The webinar will be held on November 15th from 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT.


October 2021 Newsletter

Greetings SCORAI members!

Thank you to everyone who shared news and updates for this newsletter. We also want to thank those of you who joined us on September 20th for the first webinar of the season with Neal Gorenflo. For those of you of who weren’t able to join us, a recording is available at: scorai.net/scorai-webinars-fall-2021/ The Fall season of SCORAI’s monthly webinar series continues this month with another fantastic speaker. As a reminder, registration is no longer necessary to join; the zoom link is all that you will need to connect. We are operating in zoom call format so that all participants can see each other and questions are more easily moderated. We’re looking forward to seeing you all – and some of you again – at these sessions this Autumn!

The Cooperative Business Model for Sustainable Production and Consumption
October 18th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT
Speaker: Arnim Wiek

Activists, scholars, politicians, entrepreneurs, and citizens express widespread concerns about unsustainable patterns of contemporary production and consumption, ranging from climate change and contamination to public health hazards and social injustices. In search of alternatives to the status quo, there is growing interest in sustainable business practices and models, including the cooperative business model. This talk provides an introduction into cooperative businesses, including worker and consumer cooperatives, and assesses opportunities and limitations for supporting sustainable production and consumption. Illustrative examples draw on multiple years of research and training for developing sustainable cooperative food businesses in Arizona.


Arnim Wiek is professor in the School of Sustainability and director of the Sustainable Food Economy Lab at Arizona State University. He also holds guest professorships at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the University of Freiburg. His team conducts solution-oriented research on sustainable business practices and models, including cooperative businesses and benefit corporations, as well as sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems and alternative economic development approaches. The topical focus in on food businesses and economies. The team’s projects are conducted in collaboration with entrepreneurs, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders. Courses and training programs the team offers are oriented towards the key competencies in sustainability and adopt an experiential, project-based pedagogy.

Also, keep space on your calendar for next month’s webinar, which will be presented by Lewis Akenji of Hot or Cool speaking about his new report on 1.5 degree lifestyles, which is launching on October 5. The webinar will be held on November 15th from 10:00AM – 11:00AM EDT.

To learn more and to watch recordings of our webinars, go to: scorai.net/scorai-webinars-fall-2021/

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