BSR Conference 2012: Fast Forward / October 23-26 / New York

Susan Christopherson

Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Session Speaker

Susan Christopherson

Susan Christopherson is an economic geographer whose research focuses on economic policy and economic development. She is currently a consultant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development project on higher education and regional development. She is Chair of the International Economic Development Council advisory committee on higher education and economic development. In 2010 and 2011, she received grants from the Park Foundation and the Heinz Endowments to direct research on the economic development consequences of natural gas drilling. Research results appear in the International Journal of Town and City Management, Planning Magazine, and in a series of policy briefs on Her current research analyzes how 150 communities in the U.S. Appalachian Basin (the Marcellus-region states) have responded to the environmental, social, and economic impacts of shale-gas extraction with regulatory or legislative action.

Thank You, Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Cisco Hitachi PwC Target UL Responsible Sourcing

Associate Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Supporting Sponsors

Adobe AT&T ExxonMobil Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

Participating Sponsors

American Express Baker & McKenzie LLP Best Buy BNY Mellon Ford Hyatt Hotels Corporation The Walt Disney Company UPS Vale

Contributing Sponsors

Chevron icix Levi Strauss & Co.

Convening Media

Bloomberg Business Week Weber Shandwick

Marketing and Media

3BL Media BEF Caixin Media Corporate Knights Globescan GreenBiz Group Inc. Hemlock Responsible-Investor Sina Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Tomorrow Partners