May 10 - 11, 2018
for UI Faculty
4696 Robin Woods Lane NE - Iowa City, IA 52240


The Sustainability Summit is hosted by the University of Iowa's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) and will focus on providing knowledge and tools to help individuals understand environmental and social issues that impact business. Attendees will also learn how to incorporate responsible business practices into their classroom teachings. There is no cost to attend the event but space is limited - reserve your spot today!

A full agenda for the summit will be coming soon! For now, please see the list of key topics to be covered listed below:


  • Tony Bedard | CEO, Frontier Co-op
  • Bill Blackburn | President, William Blackburn Consulting, Ltd.
  • Logan Duran | Senior Manager of Environmental Responsibility, Metrics, & Reporting, Patagonia
  • Adam Hammes | Sustainability Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Eco-Fluence
  • Courtney Moline | Sustainability Manager, Allsteel
  • Nicole Rakobitsch | Sustainability Manager, Organic Valley
  • Sheila Ongie | Sustainability Manager,  National Co+op Grocers
  • Katie Wallace | Assistant Director of Sustainability, New Belgium Brewery

Key topics that will be covered:

  • Identification of key environmental, social and market trends affecting business
  • General Business Responses
  • General Social and Market Responses
  • Specific Challenges
    • Supply chain management
    • Funding models and financing
    • Company cultures and stakeholder engagement
    • Changing consumer expectations
  • Incorporating responsible business practices into the classroom

Find out more about the summit