Make the most of your time at GreenBiz 24 by attending our partner events. Coordinated by leading organizations in sustainability, these events delve deeper into the program's cross-cutting topics and themes.
Meeting title: WBCSD's Reception on Business Action Against Inequality
Meeting date: Monday, February 12, 5PM - 8:30PM
Inequality is a systemic risk that threatens to undermine a business's capacity to tackle complex challenges. The business role in tackling inequality goes beyond mitigating risk and touches on the need to distribute value and opportunity more equitably to ensure business and society can thrive long-term. Through the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI), more than 60 global businesses and civil society leaders laid out a roadmap for private sector action. The BCTI provides an agenda for action along with the tools that businesses across all sectors can use to address inequality-related risks and opportunities within business value chains.
Approximately 1 in 5 children in the US, or roughly 20%, are unsure how they will get their next meal. The Equity Agenda is more relevant than ever. Join WBCSD for a conversation with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Wawa Gatheru, founder of Black Girl Environmentalist and youth climate activist, to discuss the need for action and, more crucially, the profound potential within the business community to meet the expectations of Americans to achieve a just transition.
Meeting title: WRI CCG's Lunch & Networking - closed to WRI/CCG members only
Meeting date: Wednesday, February 14, 12PM - 2PM
Join Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) for the second annual side event following GreenBiz 24! Exclusive to CCG members, we invite you to join us for a 2-hour lunch and networking session. This gathering takes place on the conference's final day, immediately following the conclusion of formal programming. Please plan your travel accordingly to ensure you don't miss this valuable opportunity to connect, collaborate, and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow CCG members.
Organization: From Ripples to Waves: The Value of Corporate Water Stewardship
Meeting date: Monday, February 12, 3:45PM – 5:30PM
Be the first to access “From Ripples to Waves: The Value of Corporate Water Stewardship,” a white paper by UN Global Compact Network USA , with contributions from the CEO Water Mandate and Ceres. This report showcases innovative water stewardship strategies from PepsiCo, Microsoft, Gotham Greens, Cargill, S&P Global, and Xylem. The report will be the focus of an engaging panel that features experts from companies representing different industries and sizes. Following the launch of the report, attendees will engage in a peer learning opportunity, to discuss and strategize on how your company can engage in collective action to preserve and restore our most precious resource.
Meeting title: 10th annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards Cocktail Party and Dinner
Meeting date: February 14th 2024, 6PM – 8PM
Join the WSLA Alumnae Group and the usual sell-out crowd for the annual cocktail party, dinner, lively discussion, and entertainment - as it honors the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability during the 10th annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards program! The awards advance, honor and connect women who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change and shaping the future of sustainability. The WSLA Alumnae Group's 105+ winners are a powerful force in the profession, and its mentorship opportunities are paving the way in sustainability and for future leaders in the field.
Meeting title: Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) VWBA 2.0 Workshop
Meeting time: Tuesday, February 13, 9AM - 11AM
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) is hosting a closed door session for the project team and corporate partners to workshop the newly developed VWBA 2.0 guiding principles - considering practical application, discussing more challenging elements, and engaging in further collaboration across the industry.
Meeting title: Advancing Sustainability Reporting Across Landscapes and Seascapes
Meeting time: Tuesday, February 13, 3:30PM – 4:45PM
Agriculture faces urgent challenges: food insecurity, water depletion, biodiversity loss, and vulnerable farmers. GRI 13, a new global reporting standard, helps agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing organizations disclose their sustainability impacts. This session starts with highlighting the urgency and then dives deep with experts from Forum for the Future, Rainforest Alliance, BSR, and GRI on the crucial role of reporting in these sectors. The interactive part lets you discuss specific topics and challenges in smaller groups. Gain industry insights, explore challenges, and learn about new biodiversity and climate standards.