Presentations & Teaching
Rochelle has given multiple presentations and informational lectures on sustainability, technology and business. She enjoys increasing awareness about sustainability, sharing insights and teaching.
United Nations' WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) forum
Rochelle led the research and methodology creation for Huawei's inaugural ICT Sustainable Development Goals Benchmark, which measures country ICT (information and communication technology) and sustainable development. The report was launched at the United Nations' 2017 WSIS forum in Geneva, Switzerland with a panel discussion featuring Huawei's Joy Tang, Rob Hansor, and moderator Walter Jennings, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)'s Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson, and Rochelle from SustainAbility.
ASVIS (Italian Alliance for sustainable development)
Rochelle was invited by Unipol to speak at the first annual ASVIS conference in Bologna, Italy. She presented on the current sustainability agenda and on measuring corporate performance on the Sustainable Development Goals, based off of a proprietary methodology she developed for clients while at SustainAbility.
GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY BONDS: HOW GREEN ARE THEY AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Green bonds use debt to fund environmental and climate change projects and can be issued by cities, NGOs and corporations. Sustainability bonds may fund both environmental and social projects – a hybrid of a green bond and a social bond. This exciting market is growing exponentially — a record $41.8 billion worth of green bonds were issued in 2015, and with significant growth continuing in 2016.
Rochelle co-chaired a discussion with expert panelists from Starbucks, HSBC, TIAA and Sustainalytics to unpack the complexities and opportunities related to green and sustainability bonds.
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS BUENOS AIRES 2015
Keynote presentation at Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires on business model innovation for sustainability, based off the report Model Behavior II: Strategies for Rewiring Business.
Guest LEctures & WOrkshops
Rochelle has been a guest lecturer at a number of business schools, including Simmons School of Management in Boston, Bard College in New York City, and the Ivey Business School in Ontario, Canada.
She most recently gave a lecture in the Bard MBA Managerial Economics class on natural capital valuation and environmental metrics. In March, she will be lecturing in the Data & Analytics class on ESG investing, and will present a workshop at NYU Stern School of Business on water valuation and carbon pricing.
As part of her role on the Advisory Board of the Human Impacts Institute (HII), Rochelle had the opportunity to speak to 8th and 9th grade girls attending the Intrepid's summer program GOALS for Girls about science, sustainability and the importance of social action. It was a great experience where the young ladies asked important and tough questions such as:
- If climate change is such a big deal, why are we doing more about it?
- If eco-products are so much better, why are they more expensive?
- How can we work with people who don't feel like the environment is as important as we do?
DATA ARTISTS MEETUP GROUP
Rochelle is a member of the Meetup group Data Artists (along with several others), where she sometimes gives presentations that span the fields of sustainability and digitization. Her latest was titled, "The Sustainability of Technology."