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Discussion - The Power of Partnerships: American Trends that Entrepreneurs around the World Can Use for Profit, People and the Planet, AUA

Publish Date: Oct 08, 2015

Event Dates: from Oct 12, 2015 01:30 to Oct 12, 2015 02:50

As the United Nations rolls out its new sustainable development goals, what should profit-making enterprises consider if they also want to measurably advance social and environmental benefits? Join a discussion with Matt Bogoshian, former Obama Administration official from the US EPA, as he shares news on recent social enterprise and impact investing trends he has seen in America and what they could mean for entrepreneurs everywhere. After leaving his government position in August, Mr. Bogoshian joined REV Sustainability, a business that helps organizations become more profitable by adopting sustainable tools and tactics. He is REV’s Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. For more info visit

Mr. Matt Bogoshian, JD, Chief Strategy Office and General Counsel, REV Sustainability (US) and former EPA Senior Policy Counsel (Obama Administration)

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Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, REV Sustainability from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Bogoshian served in Washington DC as US EPA’s Senior Policy Counsel and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. During those years, he helped lead several Administration efforts to increase job creation with policies that advance public-private partnerships and developed tactics that help businesses produce smarter and more sustainable products and services. He began his service in the Obama administration in 2010 as the Deputy Assistant Administrator at EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance where he worked on a wide range of issues, including criminal enforcement, federal facilities enforcement, implementation of the national environmental policy act, and civil enforcement matters concerning air, water and waste.

Before moving to DC, he served as California’s Deputy Secretary for Law Enforcement and Counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on issues such as the enforceability of the cap and trade portions of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act. In the preceding twelve years, he was a Deputy District Attorney for the Monterey County (California) Office of the District Attorney specializing in state-wide consumer and environmental prosecutions. He began his legal career as a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps where he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Mr. Bogoshian earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis, a Masters of Public Administration from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (Social Change) from San Jose State University.

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