Interview and photo opportunities with special guests: Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Ross, Jonathan Lash, and Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

The World Resources Institute is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner featuring government, business, media and environmental leaders on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

During the “Courage to Lead” dinner, WRI will recognize Mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg for his contributions to advance sustainable solutions in New York City and internationally.

WRI will honor Stephen Ross, Chairman and CEO of Related Corporation and owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Jonathan Lash, WRI’s former President and current President of Hampshire College, for their commitment to the environment and sustainable development.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” will be the masters of ceremony. Additional speakers include Michael Beschloss, presidential historian and frequent TV commentator; Andrew Steer, incoming President of WRI and current Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank; and James Harmon, Chairman of Caravel Management LLC and Chairman of WRI’s Board of Directors.

Dan Doctoroff, CEO & President of Bloomberg L.P. and a member of WRI’s Board of Directors, will be the dinner chair.

Interviews and photo opportunities before WRI’s “Courage to Lead” dinner

Michael Bloomberg, philanthropist and Mayor, New York City
Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College
Stephen Ross, Chairman and CEO, Related Companies
Mika Brzezinski, Co-host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
Joe Scarborough, Co-host, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
Michael Beschloss, presidential historian, author, and TV commentator
Andrew Steer, President-elect, WRI
James Harmon, Chairman of Caravel Management LLC

Hosted by Dan Doctoroff, CEO & President, Bloomberg L.P.

Mandarin Oriental, 36th floor
80 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Note: The photo and interviews opportunities will be available before the dinner – the dinner itself will be closed to media.

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