October 13 Program
Water Nexus Program
SPEAKERS: Stephen Bushnell, President, Stephen Bushnell + Associates and Richard Schuessler, Account Executive, HM Risk
Each year, US Insurers, Federal and State Governments, and citizens spend close to $50 billion to recover from floods, fires, water damage, wind and hail and other natural disasters. Are we getting the best return on this enormous investment? Is the built environment made any more sustainable after this money is spent? This program will explore the connections between risk management, green buildings, and sustainable business practices, offer idea about how to better manage the disaster risks we face and introduce the recently formed Sustainable Disaster Response Council (SDRC).
- Explore the connections, similarities and synergies between risk management, green buildings, and sustainable practices.
- Identify risk management best practices to increase resilience and sustainability in the face of disasters.
- Define disaster in terms of local risks, specifically exploring risks in the St. Louis area.
- Introduce the recently formed Sustainable Disaster Response Council.
Stephen Bushnell is widely recognized as a risk-focused expert on green buildings, sustainable manufacturing and operations, and the broader business, economic and risk management implications of climate, energy and other sustainability challenges. A highly experienced insurance and risk management professional with more than 40 years of experience, Steve led the development of the industry’s first dedicated insurance policies and risk services for green buildings.
He has served in advisory or board capacities for organizations like California Sustainability Alliance, the Green California Summit, UL Environment and the U.S. Green Building Council – where he was the first representative of the insurance industry elected to USGBC’s National Board of Directors, serving from 2012 - 2015. He currently sits on the newly formed USGBC Advisory Council.
Richard Schuessler is an Account Executive at HM Risk. Richard is a life-long St. Louis resident and Truman State University finance graduate. He started with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company/Allianz out of college. With Fireman’s Fund being the first insurance company to provide specific insurance coverage and discounts for green buildings, Richard quickly became involved with green insurance and the local USGBC Chapter. He has focused his volunteer efforts on government advocacy at the State and Federal level.
Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation
Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full time students
$20 for Non-members
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