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"The decision we make now, will affect generations to come." Professor Robert J. Gallagher, Executive Chairman, WGES Council
WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The WGES NOVA award is presented to those who have made outstanding contributions in clean energy or sustainable innovations in existing energy technologies based on actual case studies. This year WGES celebrates and highlights individuals and organizations who have shown exemplary leadership, innovation, and commitment to solving societal inequities through sustainable and educational solutions.
WGES is proud to announce Michael Jones-Bey, who serves as Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Supplier Diversity | Sustainability | Investment Recovery, Consolidated Edison as a recipient of the 2022 WGES NOVA Award. He is responsible for leading the company's efforts to incorporate sustainable Supply Chain business practices while increasing contract opportunities for Minority-owned and Women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) in ways that strategically support the company's commitments to environmental stewardship and promoting economic growth within the communities it serves.
Michael is expanding opportunities for MWBEs through his pioneering collaborations with the US Department of Commerce, private investors, and U. S. Department of Energy funded research laboratories, in partnership with MWBEs who are commercializing and marketing technology that meet the emerging needs of the energy industry.
Michael has also demonstrated a commitment to ensuring that residents within communities served by the utility industry are not only provided meaningful opportunities to participate as contractors, but also as employees. Through his partnerships with state government and local non-profit stakeholder organizations he has helped to raise millions of dollars for training that is creating hundreds of jobs for low-income New Yorkers to work in the growing field of sustainable clean energy.
He is also currently levering his role as the Supply Chain lead on Con Edison's Sustainability Leadership Council and primary liaison to a 16-member Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance to implement Supply Chain initiatives that enhance safety, increase cost savings, reduce risks, increase investment recovery dollars recouped by diverting waste from landfill, and reduce Con Edison's environmental footprint.
Michael is a champion of corporate sustainability and a leading proponent for recruiting talented minority and women entrepreneurs in the energy industry. His work has been recognized nationally. He has received over 30 awards from the public and private sector. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Northeastern University.
Michael is in good company as recipient of 2022 NOVA Award. Other past WGES NOVA Award recipients include; the City of Philadelphia for its Greenworks sustainable program accepted by Mayor Nutter, the Country of Brazil presented for its Sustainable Program in Rio de Janeiro, Tishman, DOW, Johnson Controls for corporate leadership, innovative products & technologies, Drexel University for its Smart House Program accepted by the Dean and Students involved in the program, the District of Columbia for its Sustainable DC plan accepted by Mayor Vincent Gray, the University of the District of Columbia CAUSES for its Urban Food Hubs accepted by Dean Sabine O'Hara, for its concept as a model for Urban Agriculture, these are among other notable recipients, and Mr. Ron Uba, Acting Supervisor Business Development for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Authority.
For the eleventh year the WGES will serve as a world stage of education and information exchange on maintaining the health of our planet and as a platform of clean energy technologies and sustainable programs that will also benefit our economy. "We are at the eleventh hour and, based on scientific data, heading toward the cliff of no return if we do not act now." States Professor Gallagher, "The decision we make will affect generations to come."
The WGES brings together top experts, leading decision makers, buyers, investors, innovators, global industry and local, state, and federal agencies and delegates in a platform conducive for information exchange, opportunities, networking, and actionable solutions to a packed audience.
This year the WGES will be held virtually on April 13, 2022, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, WGES works in collaboration with universities, government agencies, businesses, environmental organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development, and other nonprofit organizations, the WGES provides the platform for the education and information exchange for implementation of clean energy and sustainability efforts through its master lectures, case studies, and interaction.
The WGES continues to follow in its tradition of having a cross section of the country's and the world's top experts and dynamic speakers. The presenters provide updates on actual case studies and opportunities, economic and sustainable opportunities for careers and contracting and discussions followed centering on issues and solutions, along with internship opportunities presented to students who are in attendance. For a list of evolving Speakers and agenda, visit thewges.us
This year's agenda is post covid and topics from subject matter experts and scientists includes Safe Buildings, Health & Environment, Climate, Navigating Finance & Contracts in Clean Energy & Sustainability, Powering the Grid, Maximizing Cyber Security, Clean Water Solutions, Angel Investing, Transportation, US Government Agencies Forecasts for Clean Energy Programs.
As of this Publication Guest Lecturers/ Keynote Speakers Confirmed Speakers for the WGES April 13, 2022, program includes Professor Robert J. Gallagher, Executive Chairman, The WGES Council, Mr. Kevin Kampschroer, U. S. General Services Administration Chief Sustainability Officer, Director of Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, Mr. Andrew Knox, Special Assistant, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense; Mr. Stephen Ambrose, Chief Scientist SAIC, Climate Advisor, Chair, Washington Exec Climate Change Council, The Honorable William Anderson, Esq. Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Installations, Environment & Logistics - Air Force's Senior Energy Executive, CEO, Generations Advisor, Ms. Daisy Gallagher, Founder and CEO GGW, WGES Organizing Team Lead, Sabine O'Hara, Ph.D., Founding Dean, Program Director, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia; Mr. Ron Uba, Acting Supervisor Business Development Specialist, Office of Business Development, U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA, Mr. Jean Robert Baguidy, MBA. Senior Advisor, Capital Access & Global Markets / Certified Blockchain Specialist / Export Trade Finance / Venture Capital, U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA, Reginald Swift, Ph.D., Scientist, Founder and CEO Rubix Life Sciences; Mr. Gary Lawrence, Director, Sustainable and Resilient Strategies, WGI, Inc., Mr. Aziz Ahmid, CEO & Founder UTC, Co-Founder CodersTrust, Inc, Mr. Michael Jones-Bey, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Investment Recovery, Con Edison, Mr. Larry Wells, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mr. Mary Rogers, U. S. Department of Energy Brookhaven National Labs, Ms. Virginia Gibson, Co-Founder SUSTAP LLC, Ms. Celeste Wunder, President, IMMI, Mr. Dan Loague, President DC Archangels Investors Group, Mr. Randall Reade, Vice President DC Archangels Investors Group. *This list of confirmed speakers is evolving.
For more information on how to attend, go to www.theWGES.US
Media Contact on behalf of the WGES
Daisy Gallagher, AMA, CPM, CHT, Chief Public Information Officer
Gallagher & Gallagher Worldwide, Inc
About the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES): With the understanding that implementation of clean energy and innovative technologies for existing energy is the responsibility of all mankind, the World Green Energy Symposium brings together government agencies and their leaders, large, medium and small businesses, institutions of higher education, students, venture capitalists, consumers and the world media in a platform of education and information exchange.
The symposium showcases new, alternative, sustainable and innovative product development and clean energy opportunities, financing, investing, procurement and programs. Working in collaboration with universities, government agencies, businesses, environmental organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development and other nonprofit organizations, the WGES provides the platform for the education, information exchange and implementation of sustainability efforts through master lectures, case studies and interaction as a vantage point for economic vitality and a healthier planet.
For more information on how to attend, go to http://www.theWGES.US
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