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Pepperdine Graziadio's 9th SEER Symposium: Seizing the Moment

March 26, 2021  | 2 min read

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School hosted its 9th annual Socially, Environmentally, Ethnically, and Responsibility (SEER) Symposium where virtual attendees heard from a powerhouse of industry-leading speakers to discuss the vital need for incorporating ethical, environmental, and sustainable practices in the business world. For organizations to be SEER focused, leaders must look beyond small changes and ask themselves how the organization can make a real, long-lasting impact. Speakers share how their organizations make a positive impact on the environment and society, and encourage listeners to implement a SEER strategy that is organization-wide, not specific to individual projects. Event speakers included:

  • Wole C. Coaxum, Founder and CEO, Mobility Capital Finance Inc. - Wole is founder and CEO of MoCaFi (Mobility Capital Finance, Inc), a start-up financial technology company that leverages mobile technologies, data analytics, and digital strategies to improve financial behaviors of unbanked communities.
  • David Folkenflik, NPR, Media Correspondent - David’s stories and analyses cast light on stories of our age and are broadcasted on NPR’s news magazines, such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now. David has reported intently on the relationship between the press, politicians, and the general public, and well as the fight over the flow of information in the Age of Trump.
  • Nicole Bassett, Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop - Nicole applied her passion for environmental responsibility and human rights in consumer products and co-founded The Renewal Workshop, a circular business that is leading the apparel and textile industry towards circular business models restoring value and reducing waste.
  • Jonathan Tan, Co-Founder, Ratio Institute - Jonathan and his team view our grocery stores as the “nexus” of sustainability. He started his career reducing energy consumption in industrial manufacturing facilities, moved to commercial building efficiency, and then founded Radio Institute, a project of Ecology Action in 2020.

This year’s SEER Symposium was recorded and can be watched here.