Live June 28: Webster Worldwide Discussion on Sustainability

| June 23, 2011
Paul Dickinson

Dickinson

Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and founder of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), will lead a worldwide discussion with Webster University students and faculty about the economic and environmental benefits of a robust online communications network, such as that which connects the campuses throughout the global Webster University network.

Date: June 28, 11 a.m. – noon CDT
Location: Streamed to Webster University campuses at webster.edu/live.

Why Webster for this Discussion?

Webster University is unlike any other. Enabled by an advanced communications network, the “World Classroom” provides online courses that students can access from anywhere, at any time. With 3,500 students currently learning in a fully online manner, broadband communication channels have given people access to a high quality educational experience otherwise not available to them.

The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organization collecting key climate change data from some 2,500 companies around the globe and has assembled the largest database of corporate greenhouse gas emissions and climate change information in the world.

Dickinson asserts that increased investments in advanced communications networks are vital – creating jobs and increasing access to essential goods and services, such as health care and education, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Coinciding with this discussion, Dickinson and the CDP will release a white paper titled “Building a 21st Century Communications Economy,” which builds on this theme.

As an addendum to the report, CDP examined how four St. Louis organizations – Webster  University, the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and Enterprise Rent-A-Car – are using information communications technology to create economic growth and reduce carbon emissions.

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