This is a full panel recording from the GW Moving the Planet Forward Conference. See highlights from this panel here.
Moderator: Doug Guthrie, Dean, GW School of Business
Guests:Deborah Wince Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness
Debra Rowe, President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Doug Guthrie, Dean of the GW School of Business, moderated a discussion between Deborah Wince-Smith, President of the Council on Competitiveness, and Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. Rowe explained that every job could be considered a “green job” because all jobs and industries impact the “bigger picture” of sustainability. However, in order to create more opportunities and jobs involving sustainability and innovation, Rowe asserted that higher education must be reorganized. All agreed that the discussion of sustainability is not enough; giving students the information and materials to understand sustainability and solutions and educating them as well as the public, policy makers, and employers is essential.