Category Archives: Events

Durham, NC — Framework President/COO Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy gave a TED Talk-style presentation at the sixth annual Duke Alumni Women’s Weekend, a 3-day event inviting more than 600 women alumni back to the Duke campus. Participants spoke about putting their passions into practice with ideas that change the world around us.

Presenting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Aleksandra described how Framework uses them as a structure for engaging multi-national corporate clients in pursuing an accelerated change agenda. She highlighted work with Symantec and PRA Health Sciences, two Framework clients who have committed to supporting specific SDGs that are most relevant to their business and stakeholders.

“Any organization – public, private, NGO, academic, or otherwise – can contribute to achieving the SDGs,” she said. Speaking to an audience of more than 40 Duke Women alumni across different sectors,… More >

“The American government may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement, but American society remains committed to it – and we will redouble our efforts to achieve its goals. We’re already halfway there.”

— Mike Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

The lack of leadership on climate change at the US federal level has not slowed the response of businesses, municipalities, and individuals. If anything, the political vacuum on this issue is spurring the realization that it is our individual and collective responsibility to slow and even reverse global warming.

To explore this idea, in January 2018 Framework hosted a panel sponsored by the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Alumni Association, on how non-federal actors can join in creating effective solutions for climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.

The panel was one of three held across… More >

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy will be speaking at the International Summer School on Sustainable Corporation, Buildings and Investments held on the campus of NYU Polytechnic Institute from July 29 to August 4. Aleksandra will share her insights and expertise with the attendees on the corporate dimension of sustainability, and specifically, the application of materiality analysis to sustainability strategic planning and reporting.

Registration for the 4th International Summer School & Conference organized by The University of Perugia  and NYU Poly is available on their website.