GreenBiz 17 Program Overview
GreenBiz 17 Plenaries

Sustainability in the Age of Trump

The Sustainable Development Goals: The Corporate Imperative

What is the obligation and opportunity for business in prioritizing the SDGs, addressing poverty and hunger, and in promoting peaceful and fairer societies? WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker offers insights on how companies can meet the needs of society via sustainable, long-lasting, solutions that are good for business and the environment.

Why Starbucks Issued Its First Sustainability Bond

Hear from Starbucks' VP, Treasurer, Drew Wolff, on why the company issued a $500 million sustainability bond, and how the move represents a strategic integration of financial and sustainability strategy.

Sustainability as a Family Affair

Dad is founder Chairman and CEO of Conservation International. Daughter leads The B Team's climate change efforts. How can generations work together to achieve sustainability goals? In this unique intergenerational conversation learn how they inspire and learn from each other, and how each has influenced the other's career path and life's work.

GreenBiz 17 Workshops

Expanding Sustainable Products Beyond a Niche Audience

Demand for organic products has increased by double digits since the 1990s, but high prices keep many products out of reach for a wide swath of consumers. A few companies have identified opportunities to reduce costs through their supply chains. Hear about  efforts to make products accessible to more people, growing revenue and market share while meeting customer demands.

Green and Sustainability Bonds: How Green Are They and How Do They Work?

Green bonds use debt to fund environmental and climate change projects and can be issued by cities, NGOs and corporations. Sustainability bonds may fund both environmental and social projects – a hybrid of a green bond and a social bond. This exciting market is growing exponentially — a record $41.8 billion worth of green bonds were issued in 2015, and with significant growth continuing in 2016. Please join us for an engaging discussion with our panel of experts on how these bonds work and their applicability for companies.

GreenBiz 17 Special Programs

The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Celebration

Sustainability Solutions Celebration
The 2017 Sustainability Solutions Celebration
Wednesday, February 15
El Chorro

The fourth annual Sustainability Solutions Celebration brings together audiences from the business and academic worlds to celebrate young innovators, thinkers and designers who have reimagined global challenges to make the world a better home for all of its inhabitants. Enjoy views of the majestic Camelback and Mummy Mountains while enjoying the tastes and sounds of the desert southwest at Phoenix’s historic El Chorro, recently restored to become the Valley’s first LEED Certified restaurant. This evening will include entertainment and great networking opportunities to compliment inspiring presentations by the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award Winners from the past year.