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At the Intersection of Infrastructure and Sustainability: The Future of Corporate Resilience
COVID-19 is not going away. What are the implications for the future?

In March 2022, the White House launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, which called on all building owners and operators, schools, colleges and universities, and organizations of all kinds to adopt key strategies to improve indoor air quality in their buildings and reduce the spread of COVID-19, but many of the recommendations would increase energy demands and pose a conflict to long term carbon neutrality goals.

How can public and private sector leadership work together to influence public policy and embrace 21st century solutions so we can not only survive but thrive?

We have the opportunity to lead the way on the future of healthy, sustainable infrastructure.

Join us as we explore the White House guidance and complications, the impact on ESG goals, and how companies can sustainably incorporate improved indoor air quality. Our panel of experts includes Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator and Chief Medical & Science Advisor for ActivePure; Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) at AEA; Chris Wallace, President and CEO of the North Texas Commission; and Amy Carenza, Chief Commercial Officer for ActivePure.

Aug 10, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Deborah Birx
Chief Medical & Science Advisor @ActivePure
Birx is a world-renowned medical physician, expert on infectious diseases and a White House diplomat who served as a special representative for global health diplomacy. Her three-decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. Birx received her medical degree from the Hershey School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University. She trained in internal medicine and basic and clinical immunology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Birx is board certified in internal medicine, allergy and immunology, and diagnostic and clinical laboratory immunology. She has published over 220 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, authored nearly a dozen chapters in scientific publications, as well as developed and patented vaccines.
Heidi DuBois
Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) @AEA
DuBois oversees the creation and implementation of ESG policies and procedures across AEA’s portfolio companies as well as at the management company level. Before joining AEA, DuBois was global head of ESG at Edelman, a global public relations consultancy firm, where she worked with boards and senior executives to design, execute, and communicate their ESG strategies with investors and other stakeholders, including employees, regulators, and non-governmental and civil society organizations. Prior to her role at Edelman, DuBois was ESG director for the Society for Corporate Governance, where she developed new programs and managed thought leadership and engagement on emerging ESG trends for boards of directors, business leaders, and corporate governance professionals. Prior to that, she oversaw the corporate social responsibility and philanthropic functions at BNY Mellon. DuBois holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Chris Wallace
President & CEO @North Texas Commission
Wallace has been President/CEO of the North Texas Commission since June, 2018. Under his leadership, the NTC is quickly building its strength and capacity uniting prominent leaders to tackle the greatest challenges for our 13-county region. Today, the NTC manages the region's legislative advocacy at the state/federal levels and is a resource for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to joining the NTC, Wallace served as the President/COO of the Texas Association of Business. For 10 years, he served as President/ CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber. Wallace graduated from Texas Tech University from the College of Media and Communications. He was named an outstanding alumnus in 2008. In 2019 and 2020, Wallace was named among Dallas' 500 most powerful business leaders in DFW by D CEO Magazine.
Amy Carenza
Chief Commercial Officer @ActivePure
Carenza has a distinguished career in financial services for over 20 years. She has worked across a diverse range of industries and advised numerous mid and large-cap companies on the evaluation of strategic alternatives and optimal execution in debt and equity capital markets, domestic and international treasury, global trade and risk management. She previously worked for Bank of America and PNC. Her dedication to research and innovation in financial wellness has garnered multiple patents.