Earth Day Event: What Business Needs to Know About Climate Change

SAN DIEGO, CA: Leading international climate change expert Dr. Michael Dettinger will be featured in a special Earth Day presentation, What Business Needs to Know About Climate Change - The unknown variables that tie them together, on April 22nd at the California Center for Sustainable Energy in Kearny Mesa.

Put on by Alliant International University's innovative Bright Green MBA program, this event is crucial for the business community and its leaders. Learn about the hidden impacts and unknown variables of climate change that will inevitably impact business decisions with Dr. Dettinger, a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and research associate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

What Business Needs to Know About Climate Change - The unknown variables that tie them together
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 5:30pm
California Center for Sustainable Energy
8690 Balboa Ave., Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Alliant International University's Bright Green MBA program

"Making connections between students, community and leading experts is a key component of the Bright Green MBA program," says Jennifer Roney, Director of Sustainability Programs, "Welcoming Mike Dettinger to speak at a forum open to the public provides a rich opportunity for all who are grappling with these important issues to learn and discuss the implications of climate change in our lives, both professional and personal. We welcome all with an interest to help us celebrate Earth Day at this important event."

As the first MBA program in southern California to fully integrate sustainability into its curriculum, Alliant's Bright Green MBA focuses on practical and innovative ideas in sustainability. All courses in the Bright Green MBA program are linked to sustainability in five strands: foundations of sustainability, shifting mindsets, making the business case, the strategy of sustainability, and professional practice. Alliant's program is specifically designed to not only help students become a force for good, but to help them obtain jobs in new and exciting industry sectors.

About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private, non-profit university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research to prepare students for professional careers in psychology, education, business and management, forensic studies, and law. Created in 2001 through the merger of two legacy institutions, its combined institutional history dates back over 100 years. Headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento, and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more details, visit

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Alliant International University