Bank of America, The Next American City and The Rockefeller Foundation to Host First in Series of Urban Innovation Symposia
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Tom Brokaw to moderate session on "green" construction WHAT: Bank of America, The Next American City and The Rockefeller Foundation will host the first in a series of symposia designed to bring together business, academic and community leaders to raise awareness of critical issues facing communities throughout America. The first symposium, From the Ground Up: Making Green Building a Mainstream Practice, will be moderated by Tom Brokaw and focus on the economics of green buildings and what it will take to make green building a mainstream practice for builders and lenders. WHO: Opening remarks by: Kenneth D. Lewis, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation Panel moderated by Tom Brokaw: Douglas Durst, President, The Durst Organization Ara Hovnanian, President and CEO, Hovnanian Enterprises Jerome Ringo, President, Apollo Alliance Peter Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International Kath Williams, President, World Green Building Council WHEN: Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: American Museum of Natural History Enter on West 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West RSVP: For media credentials, please confirm attendance by January 31 with Alexandra Liftman at 617-434-7330. Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving more than 55 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, through more than 17,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 21 million active users. Bank of America is the No. 1 overall Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the United States and the No. 1 SBA lender to minority-owned small businesses. The company serves clients in 175 countries and has relationships with 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Bank of
America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Next American City
Described by The New York Times as a "subtle plan to change the world," The Next American City is a fresh voice for the next generation of urban thinkers and leaders. Through a print magazine, events across the country, and a multimedia advocacy campaign, the organization explores the transformation of America's cities and suburbs and promotes a new vision of socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth. With a strong national base of practitioners, activists and thinkers who are engaged in urban issues at all levels, The Next American City focuses on pragmatic ways forward, spotlighting what actually works to offer a thorough and engaging examination of how and why our built environment, economy, society and culture are changing.
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, Sr. to "promote the well-being" of humanity by addressing the root causes of serious problems. With assets of more than $3 billion, it is one of the nation's largest private foundations. The Foundation works internationally to expand opportunities for poor and vulnerable people and to help ensure that the benefits of globalization are shared more equitably.
www.rockfound.org Reporters May Contact: Alexandra Liftman, Bank of America, 617.434.7330 email@example.com
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