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Getting to Zero Waste with Ushma Pandya
In this interactive session, sustainability and zero waste expert Ushma Pandya will share tips for living a lower-footprint lifestyle, as well as showcasing circular business models being explored by firms, new companies entering the space, investments flowing toward this initiative, and relevant legislation. We will then open up the floor to participants to share their own knowledge and experience.

Ushma Pandya is co-founder of Think Zero LLC, a waste reduction and diversion advisory firm that works with businesses on meeting their waste sustainability goals. She works with a wide variety of clients across industries including real estate, media, consumer products, retail and educational institutions.

Prior to launching Think Zero, Ushma held senior management roles with American Express, Booz & Co., and Katzenbach Partners. She has also advised organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Department of Environment of the City of Chicago, and Acumen on developing and launching strategic initiatives related to their environmental goals.

Ushma is a member of the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB) and the NYC chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters. She was previously on the Board of Sustainable South Bronx, where she oversaw the for-profit subsidiary Cool Roofs that worked on cooling and greening roofs throughout NYC.

Ushma holds degrees from Georgetown University, Columbia University and Harvard University. She is certified as a TRUE Zero Waste Business Associate by GBCI and a LEED Green Associate from USGBC.

Apr 21, 2023 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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