Program

*Please note that while all listed speakers are confirmed, the program is subject to change.

GreenBiz Forum In-Depth Workshops are intensive half-day sessions held prior to the start of the conference. These tutorials are meant to offer participants an opportunity to dive deeper into a topic of interest and develop tangible knowledge and skills. In addition, attendees will have a greater opportunity to network with their peers in these interactive sessions. Four concurrent tutorials will be held the morning of Tuesday, February 18.

* Tuesday, February 18 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-Depth Workshop: Engaging Employees - How to Create a Sustainability Engagement Program That Works

[All Access Pass Only] This session will explore strategies and techniques in mobile, gamification and the social web to motivate employees to learn, engage and take positive actions tied to sustainability and responsibility goals. Read more…

Presented by: Jennifer Dudgeon Principal of Sustainability, CA Technologies; Sarah Moore Director of Sustainable Operations, Corporate Sustainability Division, MGM Resorts International; Brad Peirce Vice President, Manager, TD Environment, TD Bank; Sarah Finnie Robinson Founding Partner | Head of Social, Practically Green; Jim Tramel Head of Sales, Practically Green; Kathrin Winkler Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation, Board Member, The Green Grid

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-Depth Workshop: Materiality & the Value Chain - Why Should Your Materiality Assessment Include a Sustainability Value Chain Map?

[All Access Pass Only] A value chain map provides a snapshot of the entire product or service cycle for a company, from raw materials through to the end of use and/or disposal of products. Read more…

Presented by: Barb Brown Principal & Co-Owner, BrownFlynn; Cora Lee Mooney Senior Consultant, BrownFlynn

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-Depth Workshop: 2020 Vision Goal Setting Strategy

[All Access Pass Only] Learn how companies are developing their sustainability strategies and establishing short and long term goals. Read more…

Presented by: Bob Langert VP of Corporate Responsibility, McDonald's Corporation; Bruno Sarda Director of Global Sustainability Operations, Dell; Dave Stangis Vice President - CSR & Sustainability, Campbell Soup Company; John Davies VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tour: Energizing Taliesin West

[All Access Pass Only] Take a special tour to explore the pioneering initiative integrating sustainable energy at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, transforming the entire National Historic Landmark site into a "net zero" energy customer while maintaining the historic and architectural integrity o Read more…

Presented by: Angela Nahikian Director, Global Environmental Sustainability, Steelcase; Fred Prozzillo Director of Preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Jason Silverman Residence Life Manager, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

[Online Only] From Collaboration to Innovation to Action: Scaling Local Solutions to Address Global Challenges

Hear from the Alcoa Foundation and two of its partners on what it takes to build productive partnerships, and the opportunities for companies leverage funding and partnerships in innovative ways. Register here: http://info.greenbiz.com/02182013-From-Collaboration-To-Innovation-To-Action.html?src=GBF Read more…

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Conference Registration

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Welcome & Introductions

Presented by: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Opening Address

Presented by: Michael Crow President, Arizona State University

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The State of Green Business

Insights from the latest annual pulse-taking on corporate sustainability, including the debut of the Natural Capital Leaders Index, a ranking of companies that are growing revenue while shrinking their environmental impacts. Read more…

Presented by: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group; John Davies VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group; Richard Mattison CEO, Trucost

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

One Great Idea: The Wild Weather of the Future - Cities, Climates, and Costs

Weather. Read more…

Presented by: Tom Di Liberto Meteorologist and America's Science Idol, Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Conversation: The Sustainability Consortium - A Look Under the Hood

Forming partnerships is the easy part. Making them work is another. Here's what happens when companies, NGOs and public agencies come to the table to work on big challenging issues, and then try to put ideas into action. Read more…

Presented by: Elizabeth Sturcken Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund; Charlene Wall-Warren Sustainability Director, BASF Corporation

In conversation with: Kara Hurst CEO, The Sustainability Consortium

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Keynote Interview: A Kiosk for e-Waste

A look inside an innovative kiosk technology that accepts used mobile phones and spits out cash. Is this the future of recycling? Read more…

Presented by: Mark Bowles Founder & CMO, ecoATM

In conversation with: Heather Clancy Senior Writer, GreenBiz

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM - 4:40 PM

Keynote Conversation: The Social-Environmental Link

Social issues have long been the neglected step-child for many sustainability executives, whose focus has remained squarely on environmental issues. But increasingly, the two are inextricably linked. Read more…

Presented by: Gabi Zedlmayer Vice President & Chief Progress Officer Corporate Affairs, Hewlett-Packard Company

In conversation with: Aron Cramer President & CEO, BSR

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM

One Great Idea: How Would Nature Design an Organization?

Biomimicry, the art and science of consciously emulating nature’s genius, has generated impressive product and even process innovation. Interface, the well-known sustainability leader, also looks to nature for organizational innovation. Read more…

Presented by: Lindsay James Vice President, Restorative Enterprise, InterfaceGlobal

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

One Great Idea: They're Not Treehuggers — They're Brandhuggers

The people most interested in your sustainability story — those most likely to regularly, repeatedly buy greener products — are not Birkenstock-wearing, long-haired, questionable-substance-loving treehuggers. They're materialists! Read more…

Presented by: Suzanne Shelton CEO, Shelton Group

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM

One Great Idea: Playing Games for Good

Engaging people — and keeping them engaged — is critical for implementing sustainability programs, but employees and customers are easily distracted. Gamification can help cut through the noise and level the playing field. making your program more effective. Read more…

Presented by: Gabe Zichermann Editor in Chief, Founder & CEO, Gamification.Co

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Conversation: The ROI of Employee Engagement

Engaging employees on sustainability isn't just a nice to do — it's increasingly strategic. And the "business case" isn't soft and squishy — it's rock solid. There's a calculable ROI on engaging employees. Read more…

Presented by: Shannon Schuyler Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Birds of a Feather Dinners

Get to know fellow attendees at topic-based no-host dinners around Scottsdale. Read more…

* Wednesday, February 19 2014

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Fitness at the Montelucia: Sunrise 5k Walk/Run

Wake up and get the body moving with this refreshing scenic route with gently rolling terrain through Paradise Valley. Suitable for all running levels. First come, first serve - no advance registration required. Read more…

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:45 AM - 8:55 AM

Welcome

Presented by: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group; Colin Tetrault Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix

8:55 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote Conversation: Partnering to Go Further, Faster

What happens when a start-up and a big corporation try to dance? Will they step on each other's toes or make beautiful music together? Here's how an innovative packaging startup is cutting a rug with one of the biggest players in the field. Read more…

Presented by: Eben Bayer CEO & Co-Founder, Ecovative; Tim McInerney Sustainable Solutions Business Manager, Sealed Air

In conversation with: Marc Gunther Editor at Large, Guardian Sustainable Business

9:15 AM - 9:25 AM

One Great Idea: The Global Adaptation Index

How can a company understand the climate readiness of the countries where it operates? A new, free and open-source index is ranking countries based on how vulnerable they are to climate change and how prepared they are to adapt to natural disasters. Read more…

Presented by: Joyce Coffee Managing Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index

9:25 AM - 9:35 AM

One Great Idea: The True Cost of Big Data

The amount of data in our world is increasing at a rapid rate with no end in sight. Companies are beginning to evaluate where they store their data and how to facilitate inevitable data growth, all while safeguarding against ever increasing energy demands and expanding carbon footprints. Read more…

Presented by: Tate Cantrell Chief Technology Officer, Verne Global

9:35 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Conversation: Transforming the Food Supply

Can a fast-food giant use its market clout to align the beef supply with sustainability goals? How a consortium of players is hoping to do just that. Read more…

Presented by: Suzanne Apple Vice President & Managing Director, Business & Industry, WWF; Cameron Bruett Chief Sustainability Officer & Head, Corporate Communications, JBS USA; Francesca DeBiase Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain, McDonald's Corporation

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Keynote Conversation: Understanding the Company-NGO Dynamic

At the Forum, GreenBiz Group will release the first ever corporate rating of NGO credibility and influence. In this conversation, three NGO leaders will talk about how they work with — and sometimes against — companies, and where the win-win opportunities are. Read more…

Presented by: Alisa Gravitz Executive Director, Green America; Phil Radford Executive Director, Greenpeace; Gwen Ruta Vice President, Programs, Environmental Defense Fund

In conversation with: John Davies VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

Keynote Conversation: From Conflict to Collaboration – Fostering a Race To The Top through Constructive Corporate-NGO Engagement

Asia Pulp & Paper, along with The Forest Trust, Greenpeace and other stakeholders, are emerging from conflict to forge common ground to create a robust Forest Conservation Policy. Here's how it fared during its first year of implementation, and what the various parties learned along the way. Read more…

Presented by: Aida Greenbury Managing Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper; Scott Poynton Founder, The Forest Trust; Rolf Skar Forest Campaign Director, Greenpeace

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

11:25 AM - 11:35 AM

One Great Idea: Courageous Collaborations

It is often the simplest ideas that are the most remarkable. In our pursuit of global sustainability, courageous collaborations — among the private sector, academia, government and NGOs — can lead to remarkable mutual progress. Here's the story of one such collaboration. Read more…

Presented by: Neil Hawkins Corporate Vice President, Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company

11:35 AM - 11:50 AM

Keynote Conversation: Nature's Fortune

The business of biodiversity is about more than simply saving the birds and the trees. It's about feathering the nest of business, ensuring a sustainable supply chain as well as an innovation pipeline. Read more…

Presented by: Mark Tercek President & CEO, The Nature Conservancy

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

11:50 AM - 11:55 AM

Special Announcement: Launch of the Natural Capital Business Hub

Featuring more than 40 company case studies and 15 collaboration opportunities, this new project aims to help companies at various stages of maturity on natural capital valuation to make the business case, identify effective tools and targets and find appropriate approaches to take action. Read more…

Presented by: Michelle Lapinski Senior Advisor, Valuing Nature, The Nature Conservancy; Amy O'Meara Director, Corporate Eco Forum

11:55 AM - 12:05 PM

One Great Idea: Overcoming Hypocrisy – Getting Sustainability Practices & Lobbying in Sync

For all the good work sustainability executives do, and as hard as it is, they don’t company lobbyists making statements to policy makers that are in direct conflict with the company's sustainability strategy. Read more…

Presented by: Anne Kelly Director of Public Policy, Ceres

12:05 PM - 12:20 PM

GreenBiz Guru Pitches

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM

Sustainability Solutions Celebration Special Presentation

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch

 

WORKSHOPS I

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

The Role of Consumers in Driving Sustainability

Consumers drive 70% of the global economy, but they haven’t been engagement much in sustainability. Can the world’s biggest companies change that? Hear how the world's largest consumer products company segments and markets to consumers on sustainability. Read more…

Presented by: Amy Braun Senior Sustainability Manager, Kellogg Company; Neil Hawkins Corporate Vice President, Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company; Angela Irion Consumer & Market Knowledge Manager, Procter & Gamble; Len Sauers Vice President for Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Shadow Pricing to Leverage Growth

The challenge for many companies is to identify growth models that align with their sustainability goals. So how do we identify these models? And how do we measure our progress along the journey? Read more…

Presented by: Libby Bernick Senior Vice President, North America, Trucost; Dorothy Maxwell CEO & Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition; Nicole Peill-Moelter Director of Environmental Sustainability, Akamai Technologies; Doug Sharo Lead Sustainability Specialist, MWV

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

When is Zero Not Zero? Reimagining Waste

Corporations and municipalities are developing strategies to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover value from waste. These efforts help minimize environmental impact and save money. Read more…

Presented by: Tom Carpenter Director, Sustainability Services, Waste Management; John Davies VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Collaboration

In 2011, major apparel and footwear brands and retailers made a shared commitment to help lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020. Since then, the group of signatory members has been growing quickly and now includes 17 brands from Europe, USA, and Asia. Read more…

Presented by: Greg Montello Product Chemistry Manager, New Balance; Sarah Severn Senior Director, Stakeholder Mobilization, Systems Innovation, Nike Inc.; Anna Walker Senior Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Levi Strauss & Co.; Jessica Wollmuth Supply Chain Sustainabilty Lead, CH2M HILL

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Developing Impactful & Credible Reporting

Stakeholders are demanding it, regulators are talking about it and your competitors may be already doing it. Read more…

Presented by: Suzanne Fallender Director, Global Girls and Women Initiative, Intel Corporation; Benjamin Miller Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young; Kathrin Winkler Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation, Board Member, The Green Grid

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Transition

 

WORKSHOPS II

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The New Realities of Employee Engagement

When it comes to “creating shared value,” employee engagement is singularly important. Harnessing the shared values of all employees, coupled with the values contained in the company’s culture and mission, can lead to inspired, productive and highly impactful people. Read more…

Presented by: Josh Henretig Director, Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft; Jeff Senne Director, Corporate Responsibility, PwC; Val Smith Director of Corporate Sustainability, Citi

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sustainable Purchasing by Large Institutions: Defining Best Practices

Sustainable purchasing is becoming a core component of sustainability strategy for many large institutions in both the public and private sectors, with implications for organizations’ stakeholders and supply chains. Read more…

Presented by: Alison Kinn Bennett Senior Advisor, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics, EPA; Chrissy Macken Program Director, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council; John Riley Chief Sustainability Operations Officer, Arizona State University; Yalmaz Siddiqui Senior Director of Environmental Strategy, Office Depot

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How Biomimicry Drives Sustainability & Innovation

Hear from leading innovators at top global brands to learn how biomimicry has been integrated to drive innovation and sustainability goals, along with transformative ripple effects that benefit the organization. Read more…

Presented by: Dayna Baumeister Keystone, Biomimicry 3.8

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How Commodity Mapping Reduces Supply-Chain Risk

This hands-on session will focus on how to use tools and information to gather insight into key supply-chain regions, identify risks a company might face from region to region, and explore opportunities to reduce risk. Read more…

Presented by: Cristian Barcan Head of SET - Applied Sustainability, Americas & Asia Pacific, BASF Nutrition & Health , BASF; Kim Marotta Director, Sustainability, MillerCoors; Christy Melhart Slay, Ph.D. Research Manager & Biodiversity Project Leader, The Sustainability Consortium; Kevin Rabinovitch Global Director of Sustainability, Mars, Inc.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do Women Make Better Sustainability Executives?

Women comprise half of the world’s population, but they are underrepresented in business leadership. Our research has shown an increase in the number of women sustainability executives in companies, from 31 percent in 2010 to 37 percent in 2012. Read more…

Presented by: Tod Arbogast Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Avon Products, Inc.; Anisa Kamadoli Costa VP Global Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Tiffany & Co.; Charlene Wall-Warren Sustainability Director, BASF Corporation; Kathrin Winkler Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, EMC Corporation, Board Member, The Green Grid

In conversation with: John Davies VP, Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Break

 

GREENBIZ GURU SESSIONS

Small-group consultative sessions with conference speakers and other experts. Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Behind the Scenes: Cultivating Constructive Corporate-NGO Engagement

Get behind the scenes on the unusual collaboration between Asia Pulp & Paper, The Forest Trust, Greenpeace and other NGOs and stakeholders. A facilitated conversation will explore their ongoing process and challenges of harnessing tension from conflict to transform an industry. Read more…

Presented by: Aida Greenbury Managing Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper; Scott Poynton Founder, The Forest Trust; Rolf Skar Forest Campaign Director, Greenpeace

In conversation with: Marc Gunther Editor at Large, Guardian Sustainable Business

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

A Standard for Standards? EPA’s Proposed Guidelines for Green Product Standards & Ecolabels

What do you need to know about the EPA’s latest work on green product standards? In November the EPA released draft guidelines for assessing standards and eco-labels in a broad range of sectors. Read more…

Presented by: Alison Kinn Bennett Senior Advisor, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics, EPA

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Brand Purpose: How to Move People, Products and Culture

Do you want to use business to make a better world? Then you need a clear Brand Purpose. It’s how companies like Chipotle, Patagonia and Unilever are driving sales, changing behavior and shaping social norms. Read more…

Presented by: Amon Rappaport Vice President, Brand Purpose, i.d.e.a.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bringing your CFO and IRO to the Table

“All our investors care about is if we’re making money.” If that sounds familiar, let’s discuss how to engage your CRO and IRO in sustainability. We’ll show how and why leading companies are making sure sustainability goes hand-in-hand with corporate finance. Read more…

Presented by: Barb Brown Principal & Co-Owner, BrownFlynn

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

From "Less Bad" to "More Good": Lessons from the Leaders

Learn how nearly 200 companies have gone from "less bad" to "more good" products and processes. What can we learn from their actions and innovations that other businesses can apply now? Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Future of Sustainability Leadership

Breakthroughs are needed in the future of sustainability leadership. What will it take to drive transformative change in a context where risk-taking isn’t often the norm? Read more…

Presented by: Bruno Sarda Director of Global Sustainability Operations, Dell

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

People, That's Who

In this session, we'll connect the dots between: The people side of the three-legged stool of “people, planet and profit,” the challenge of engaging employees, sustainability governance structures, the sustainability office and the CSO. What are best practices? Where is alignment most needed? Read more…

Presented by: Ellen Weinreb Managing Director, Weinreb Group

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Leveraging CSR – Is There an App for That?

What’s the best way to communicate CSR performance with audiences that influence your company’s reputation? There may not be a simple “app for that,” but we’ll explore options and opportunities that can help. Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Engaging Employees with a Strategy

Disengaged employees cost U.S. businesses $350 million each year. What does it cost your company? Join this group to explore ways in which your corporate responsibility program can help to engage your employees. Read more…

Presented by: Jeff Senne Director, Corporate Responsibility, PwC

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

How Change Happens in Companies

How does change take place in the business sector? Business is arguably the most influential institution of our times, shaping most issues of national and global consequence, from jobs to climate change. Read more…

Presented by: Judith Samuelson Executive Director, The Aspen Institute

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

3 Ways to Engage with SASB

SASB standards help companies disclose material sustainability issues in mandatory SEC filings. Standards for 45 industries will be available by the end of 2014, with more than 80 available by 2016. Read more…

Presented by: Katie Schmitz Eulitt Director, Stakeholder Engagement, SASB

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Value Creation Through LCA

Learn how organizations across industries are utilizing life-cycle analysis for internal process improvement and market expansion, as well as to meet certification criteria and other business objectives. We’ll share best practices and lessons learned from a variety of organizations. Read more…

Presented by: Melissa Moore Hamilton Principal & Managing Director, EarthShift

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Beyond Cause Marketing

Cause Marketing has raised millions of dollars over the years. But it’s about more than money. How can you take cause marketing to the next level to have a greater impact? Read more…

Presented by: Michael Martin CEO & Founder, Effect Partners

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Mining the Last Frontier of Waste: Plastics

The world consumes more than 500 billion pounds of plastic every year. Most of it ends up in landfills, up in smoke, or in our oceans. With plastics at a value of about $1 per pound, that’s not just a problem; it’s a huge, untapped business opportunity. Read more…

Presented by: Mike Biddle Founder & President, MBA Polymers

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

How Biomimicry Drives Sustainability & Innovation

Forbes has called biomimicry “the best idea you haven't heard much about.” Biomimicry sits at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. It broadens the solution space to create entirely new technologies. But how do you integrate such radical thinking? Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Role of Consumers in Brand Behavior

Brands determine consumer behavior. How can citizens determine brand behavior? CDP has aggregated investors to raise levels of corporate disclosure and action on climate change. Its supply chain program applies a similar model, aggregating buying companies to engage with suppliers. Read more…

Presented by: Nigel Topping Executive Director, Carbon Disclosure Project

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Secrets of Reporting

What kinds of reporting challenges do you face? How can you take your company’s report to the next level? What happens after the report is published? We’ll discuss common complaints, and solutions you may be overlooking. Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Getting Sustainability Information from Global Value Chains

More and more, managers are being asked to help report sustainability-related information from suppliers and other value chain partners. This is challenging due to visibility issues, the lack of legal relationships and the lack of incentives for data sharing. Read more…

Presented by: Robert Kuhn President, Kuhn Associates Sustainability Advisors LLC

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Role of Philanthropy in Sustainability

Strategic philanthropy can, and should, play a meaningful role in a company’s sustainability strategy. Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Is Sustainable Growth Possible?

The concept of sustainable growth runs into roadblocks when moving from concept to practice, whether in a business, community or nation. Are growth and sustainability ultimately at odds or can they co-exist? Read more…

Presented by: Todd Brady Global Environmental Director, Intel Corporation

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

What Makes a Great Sustainability Strategy & How Can I Develop One?

With so much time being demanded by the rising tide of checklists and standards, it’s easy to lose sight of the goal. A compelling corporate sustainability strategy is the answer, yet very few exist. We will discuss what we think makes a strong strategy and how to develop one. Read more…

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Power of NGO/Private Sector Collaboration

NGO/private sector collaborations can help to scale corporate sustainability efforts, increase credibility, and introduce new tools, best practices and opportunities. Read more…

Presented by: Sitar Mody Senior Manager of Strategy, EDF Climate Corps, Environmental Defense Fund

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stakeholder Engagement 2.0

Companies have become more comfortable engaging with a broad range of NGO stakeholders. How can we manage those relationships and derive value from them without getting too close? Read more…

Presented by: Val Smith Director of Corporate Sustainability, Citi

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Sustainability Solutions Celebration Check In & Pick Up from the Montelucia

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sustainability Solutions Celebration

Hosted by Arizona State University's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, the Sustainability Solutions Celebration will be an unconventional evening honoring sustainability solutions and champions. Read more…

* Thursday, February 20 2014

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Fitness at the Montelucia: MIXX

A vigorous sequence of exercises that fuse Pilates, yoga, isometric exercises, and calisthenics to reach complete muscle exhaustion. You will see lifted glutes, lean legs, defined core and shapely arms. No shoes needed. First come, first serve — no registration required. Read more…

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast & Registration

 

WORKSHOPS

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Using the Networked Approach for Improved Energy Performance

The EDF Climate Corps’ Virtuous Cycle of Strategic Energy Management framework addresses the different organizational barriers that can prevent an organization from achieving continuous improvement of energy performance. Read more…

Presented by: Tim Fleming Director of Sustainability Operations, AT&T; Sitar Mody Senior Manager of Strategy, EDF Climate Corps, Environmental Defense Fund

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Reinventing Plastic, from Polymer to End of Life

This panel brings together experts from across the product supply chain to discuss their views of the sustainability challenges and opportunities the plastics industry will face over the next 5-10 years. Presented in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium. Read more…

Presented by: Mike Biddle Founder & President, MBA Polymers; Gretchen Govoni Corporate Sustainability Director, SABIC; Tony Kingsbury Founder & President, TKingsbury LLC; John Malian Sustainability Engineer, CISCO; Carole Mars Research Manager, Manufactured Goods, The Sustainability Consortium; Jeff Wooster Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical Co.

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

The ROI of Sustainability Marketing

In this session, you will hear from two veterans in sustainability marketing, who worked together in launching the Prius, talk about their learnings and perspective on how to measure the impact of your company’s commitment to sustainability marketing while looking at macro industry trends. Read more…

Presented by: Michael Martin CEO & Founder, Effect Partners; Mary Nickerson National Marketing Manager, Toyota

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Valuing Natural Capital in Practice: How 3 Leading Companies Are Getting It Done

This interactive workshop will delve into case studies from three companies working to incorporate the value of nature into their business models in different ways, surfacing practical guidance and helping participants apply lessons learned to their own businesses. Read more…

Presented by: Samir Menon Head, Eco Sustainability Services, Tata Consultancy Services; Raj Rajan RD&E Vice President & Global Sustainability Technical Leader, Ecolab; Rupert Thomas Vice President Environment, Shell; PJ Simmons Chair, Corporate Eco Forum

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM

Welcome

Presented by: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote Conversation: Beyond Carbon and Water

Where does CDP go next in its quest for measuring and assessing company performance — to forest, commodities, something else? Insight into the organization’s plan to develop new and more complex systems of measurements. Read more…

Presented by: Nigel Topping Executive Director, Carbon Disclosure Project

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Keynote Conversation: Building the Business Case for Valuing Natural Capital

Presented by: Rupert Thomas Vice President Environment, Shell

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

One Great Idea: Sustaining Beauty

Does going green change the face of design or only its content? Does it drive how things look in addition to how they work? Fully embracing the principles of ecology could revolutionize every aspect of design, in both substance and style. Read more…

Presented by: Lance Hosey Chief Sustainability Officer, RTKL

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Keynote Conversation: Millennials & Meaningful Brands

Two millennials discuss the the rising generation of conscious consumers in a world where half of the global population is under the age of 27. Read more…

Presented by: Erin Schrode Co-Founder, Teens Turning Green

In conversation with: Shana Rappaport Director of Engagement, VERGE, GreenBiz Group

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Closing Keynote: Honestly Speaking

Can an actress and a former nonprofit head find success in the rough-and-tumble world of personal care products? The co-founders of The Honest Company talk about their journey to success and what they've learned about the environmental marketplace. Read more…

Presented by: Jessica Alba Founder, The Honest Company; Christopher Gavigan Founder & Chief Product Officer, The Honest Company

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Presented by: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group