Saturday, November 20, 2010

PBLN's Summit on Business Leadership and Public Policy: Inventing a More Sustainable Economy

Friday November 20, 2009
John F. Kennedy Library - Boston, MA

The economy and our communities are reeling from the effects of short-sighted business practices and public policies. Business leadership must be a leading part of the solution. PBLN's CEO and Top Officer Summit brought together over 200 business leaders for a day of peer-to-peer engagement and discussion of "Business Leadership and Public Policy: Inventing a More Sustainable Economy."

Featured Speakers
Forums with: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and a Senate Candidates Forum featuring (in alphabetical order) Michael Capuano, U.S. Congressman (D -MA); Alan Khazei, Co-Founder, City Year; Steve Pagliuca, Managing Partner, Bain Capital, & Co-Owner, Boston Celtics and Jack E. Robinson, General Counsel, Benistar.

Highly interactive sessions on business leadership, public policy and innovation. Topics include:
  • Pricing Carbon to Address Climate Change
  • How to build more Housing
  • Economic Development that Creates Jobs
  • Healthcare Reform and Cost Containment
  • Innovation in K-12 Education
  • Clean Tech and Life Sciences Cluster Development
  • Technology Companies And Public Policy
  • Greening Buildings
  • Measuring the Corporate Carbon Footprint

News Coverage


Massachusetts Health Care Providers Urge Revamping Payment System
Boston Globe

Progressive Business Leaders Meet for “Davos on The Charles” Policy Summit
XConomy Boston
Jeff Bussgang, November 24, 2009
Presenters Included
Laura Bartsch, Principal, Millville Partners
Noah Berger, Executive Director Mass. Budget & Policy Center
JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of Health and Human Services (MA)
Tina Brooks, Undersecretary of Housing/Economic Development (MA)
Jeffrey Bussgang, Partner Flybridge Capital Partners
US Representative Michael Capuano, US Senate Candidate (MA)
Glen Comiso, Exec. Director, Mass. Life Sciences Collaborative
Justin Dangel, CEO, Consumer United
Nick D'Arbeloff, President, NE Clean Energy Council
Tom Dretler, President & CEO, Eduventures, Inc.
Jonah Edelman, CEO, Stand for Children
Phil Edmundson, CEO William Gallagher Associates
Paul Egerman, CEO Egerman Associates
Chris Gabrieli, Chairman, Mass 2020
Paul Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Winston Henderson, Vice President & General Counsel, Surface Logix
Matthew Henshon, Founding Partner, Henshon Parker
MA State Representative Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington)

Alan Khazei, Founder, City Year, & US Senate Candidate (MA)
Janet Kraus, CEO, Sprire
Robert Kuttner, Founder & Co-Editor The American Prospect
Paul Levy, CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Gene Lindsey, CEO Atrius Health
Martin Madaus, CEO, Millipore
Jack Manning, CEO, Boston Capital Corporation
Brenda McKenzie, Dir. of Economic Development, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Tom O'Brien, Managing Director The HYM Invesment Group
Stephen Pagliuca, US Senate Candidate (MA)
Patti Prairie, CEO Brighter Planet
Richard Pops, Chairman, President & CEO, Alkermes
Paul Reville, Secretary of Education (MA)
Jack E. Robinson, US Senate Candidate (R-MA)
Jim Roosevelt, CEO Tufts Health Plan
Paul Sagan, CEO, Akamai
Mark Shirman, CEO Glasshouse Technologies
Edith Silva, Partner, Next Street Financial
Stephen E. Smith, Jr., Founding Partner, KSS Realty Group
US Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA)
Mitch Tyson, CEO Advanced Electron Beams
Anne Wass, President, Massachusetts Teachers Association


Brighter Planet: The official Carbon Off-Set Sponsor of the PBLN Summit
PBLN is pleased to be partnering with Brighter Planet, a Vermont-based company that develops products and services to help individuals and companies decrease their impact on the environment. Brighter Planet is the official Carbon Offset Sponsor of the PBLN Summit and will be purchasing carbon offsets on behalf of the PBLN to help create a carbon-neutral conference.

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