Sustainability in Publishing



The speakers in this webinar will explore key questions that investigate the publishing and information sharing industry's primary concerns and challenges related to sustainability and, in particular, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. They’ll share examples of publisher initiatives being undertaken to promote sustainability and address equity, access, and environmental concerns, as well as highlight some of the obstacles and opportunities that are being navigated to create lasting change. You’ll also learn about some of the collaborative programs and strategies being developed in the industry. Join us to explore how we can shape a sustainable future for publishing.

Confirmed speakers include Kaveh Bazargan, Director, River Valley Technologies; Dana Compton, Managing Director and Publisher of Publications & Standards, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah, esteemed independent consultant on environment, climate change, and research systems; and Charlie Rapple, Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder of Kudos. The program is being coordinated by Alice Meadows, MoreBrains Communications & Outreach Director and co-founder. She will also serve as the program moderator.

Event Sessions


Dana Compton

Managing Director, Publications & Standards and Publisher
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  1.  What does sustainability mean?
  2.  What could be one quick attainable win?
  3.  What would be a bigger transformational change the larger information community should get behind?

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