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Nasdaq Sustainability Series: A Conversation with Mike Crowther, CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo


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The Nasdaq's Sustainability Series provides a forum for organizations working on issues centered on sustainability, corporate responsibility, diversity and volunteerism.

Participants in this discussion panel included:

  • Allan Schoenberg , Vice President, Corporate Communications (Nasdaq), moderator
  • Mike Crowther , Chief Executive Officer (The Indianapolis Zoo) & Founder of the Indianapolis Prize

This discussion yielded the following key points:

  • Overview of what the Indianapolis Prize is, when it began, what it honors and how often it is awarded;
  • Discussion of past award winners and their work;
  • Overview of this year's winner, Russell Mittermeier of the Global Wildlife Conservation, the work he did and why he was selected for the Prize;
  • Discussion of companies benefitting from recent tax reforms and what they may do with extra capital;
  • Active discussion if companies are obligated to invest in sustainable production - Is this an ethical or reputational obligation, or mostly an economic one;
  • Discussion on who pressures companies to be more responsible, to use resources efficiently and to invest in conservation efforts;
  • Review of the one thing that companies can do right now to support not only the work of Russ Mittermeier and other Indianapolis Prize winners, but conservation in general.

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