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Recyclebank CEO to Speak at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013

Written by Recyclebank
Published: January 22, 2013

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, SWITZERLAND—JANUARY 22, 2013Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, announced the Chief Executive Officer Jonathan K. Hsu will speak at the IdeasLab session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 on Wednesday, January 23 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. “Resilient Dynamism” is the focus of the 2013 meeting, which aims to facilitate global, regional and industry transformation amongst attendees, members and constituents.

The IdeasLab session will highlight new technologies, processes and business models that are having a disruptive impact on society by changing the status quo. Hsu’s presentation, “Leverage the Internet to Drive Real World Impact,” will examine the way improved communication and connectivity afforded by the Internet can help solve real-world environmental and sustainability challenges. IdeasLabs are a unique format presented at World Economic Forum meetings around the world. In each IdeasLab, leading thinkers from the world’s top academic institutions present their current thinking, and the audience and their colleagues interact on their ideas.

“With increased global population and consumption, finding and implementing solutions to combat climate change has risen to the top of the agenda for all types of organizations, whether public or private,” said Hsu. “We believe that digital tools and infrastructure can empower individuals, local governments and businesses of all sizes to partner and alleviate the problem. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share our viewpoint and expertise on the issue with such a prestigious group.”

The details for Hsu’s session are as follows:

What:        “Leverage the Internet to Drive Real World Impact” session

Where:     The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Congress Centre

When:       Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30-11:45 a.m. CET

At Recyclebank, Hsu is responsible for the overall operations and strategic direction of the company. A media and Internet executive veteran, Hsu was previously the chief executive officer of 24/7 Real Media, the leaders behind the science of digital marketing. Prior to his 11-year tenure at 24/7 Real Media, Hsu spent time as a mergers and acquisitions investment banker at JP Morgan Securities. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Future of the Internet Council, as well as The Paley Center for Media and the Vistage CEO global community. Hsu holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. in strategic management and finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

ABOUT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests (www.weforum.org).

ABOUT RECYCLEBANK

Recyclebank helps create a more sustainable future by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 4,000 local businesses and national brands. Through its online platform and partnerships with municipalities, haulers, small businesses and corporate brands, Recyclebank empowers individuals to make a collective impact on the environment by increasing household recycling and taking other environmentally-friendly actions. A Certified B Corporation, Recyclebank has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme and for Outstanding Excellence in Public/Private Partnerships from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Recyclebank is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.Recyclebank.com.

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Founded
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