Events & Media: Environmental Justice

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara


The Center for Black Studies, UCSB
The Department of Black Studies, UCSB
Environmental Studies, UCSB

to present

"A Place for Environmental Justice in the Business World"

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

"This panel expands what is often an academic or activist approach to environmental justice by exploring the role of industry and corporate social responsibility (CSR). We will hear from experts about how corporations consider the distribution of environmental costs and benefits, including the ways in which firms incorporate environmental justice into their planning efforts and how they respond to environmental justice concerns." - Sarah Anderson, host

Mark Heintz
Director of Sustainability
Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Elissa Loughman
Environmental Analyst,

Gordon Seabury
Horny Toad, Nau

Jack Ucciferri
Research and Advocacy Director
Harrington Investments

Mark Heintz is Deckers Outdoor Corporation’s Director of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. He is responsible for developing Deckers corporate responsibility strategy and driving key sustainability initiatives in the areas of human rights, environmental sustainability and community affairs. Mark came to Deckers from Hewlett-Packard, where he headed up stakeholder relations and was instrumental in developing HP’s corporate sustainability strategy. Mark has a BS in engineering and an MBA.

Elissa Loughman is the Environmental Analyst at Patagonia, where she has spent seven years working on environmental projects. Her primary responsibility is to research the environmental impacts of Patagonia’s facilities, operations, and products. She is currently working to measure the ecological footprint of Patagonia’s supply chain and reporting those results in Patagonia’s "Footprint Chronicles." Prior to her current position, Elissa worked as an Environmental Specialist for the City of Ventura, where she implemented various environmental and recycling programs within the city. She has a BS in zoology from UC Santa Barbara and Master of Environmental Science and Management degree from the Bren School.

Gordon Seabury has been an outdoor-industry leader for the past 15 years, committing himself to building companies and brands that practice a triple-bottom-line (people, planet, and profit) approach to business. He has an MBA in finance and entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of Business. Since growing Horny Toad from its initial basement design studio in Telluride, Colorado, Gordon has co-founded two social ventures (Planet Access and Search for Adventure) serving adults with disabilities. He also launched Lizard Lounge, a combination of a sustainable entertainment and arts gathering center and modern retail lounge in the Pearl District in Portland. More recently, he and the Horny Toad team jumped in to support the Nau sustainable clothing brand, a struggling but extremely innovative brand that was involved in developing the recently released Eco-Index for apparel, footwear, and equipment.

Jack Ucciferri joined Harrington Investments, a leader in socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy, in 2007, serving as Research and Advocacy Director in the Napa office until 2009. He left to finish his master's in global and international studies at the UCSB, and to complete the sale of a business he co-founded in Nicaragua, called Giant's Foot Surf. Jack returned to Harrington Investments in fall of 2010 to help manage the company's branch office in Santa Barbara.


To join the "bren-alerts" mailing list and receive announcements about Bren School news and events, or to manage your bren-alerts account, go to

To see a complete list of currently scheduled Bren events, visit

To have an event considered for distribution via bren-alerts, send e-mail to

For more information or for assistance in accommodating a disability, please contact BJ Danetra

To find out how to support the Bren School, please contact Jennifer Purcell Deacon