|Tools for Tomorrow Events|
Comprising Good Businss Workshops offering in-depth information relevant to advancing sustainable company practices, CSR Roundtables providing a "community of best practice" venue for those who are employed in CSR roles, and Industry Innovators Forums for top leaders in sustainability to share with the wider metropolitan area their approach to leading sustainability initiatives, these events are rich with content and leading-edge information for business people working in the region.
Climate Impacts and Business Risk Conference
Following up on our dynamic panel discussion in September of 2012, "The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Legal Frameworks for Sustainability in Business: Implications of Climate Change," we will be hosting a day-long conference in the Fall of 2013. The topcis will include the current state of climate predictions and impacts on the Pacific Northwest, governance goals including Seattle's Climate Action Plan, and the insurance industry's expectations of cities and businesses with regard to preparing to be resilient in the face of more drastic climate swings.
May 2, 2013Mission Zero Team, engaging employees, supply chain and customers throughout the company's global operations. In addition to his leadership at Interface, George is Chair Elect of the US Green Building Council.
March 21, 2013Leverage Sustainability Reports to Drive Performance and Increase Brand Value
Whether you are tackling your first Sustainability Report or evolving to a world-class level, this workshop will provide you with the tools to increase the positive impact of your Sustainability Report -- improving environmental performance, increasing brand value, connecting with customers, engaging employees, and accelerating a culture of continuous improvement.
What are the emerging CSR trends? Where can I get practical CSR advice and succinct "lessons learned"? What are CSR Raters evaluating? Our Good Business Workshop panel members have answers!
Operational efficiency is essential to remaining competitive in the global economy today. It can mean the difference between staying in business, or not. Particularly in energy-intensive industries, organizations are using sustainability as a key lever to drive near-term return on investment and establish governance frameworks to continuously improve their operating model.
November 15, 2012
October 4, 2012
Companies that prosper in the future will be more sustainable, with new products and processes. This seminar was designed to provide an answer to three questions. “What does being sustainable mean?” “Why does it matter?” “What must we do to become sustainable?”
September 20, 2012
What are the legal implications of sustainability initiatives - or the lack thereof - in your business? What are the most important risks to consider? How do you address those most efficiently? A top notch team of legal advisers will converse with us about what they see as the biggest risks and where they see future requirements and regulations heading.
Employee Engagement: New Tools and Why they are the Key to Successful Sustainability Implementation!
June 21, 2012
Strategies and tools for getting employees committed and involved around company sustainability goals.
May 17, 2012
Reknowned leader, Hunter Lovins speaks to the implementation of smart policy and international leadership in addition to a growing commitment by individuals to create the future we want.
April 19, 2012
Tools and innovations in energy and sustainability data management.
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Annual Awards Event:
November 15, 2012: Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner
Our annual awards honor businesses and community members for their groundbreaking work in advancement of sustainable practices. This year we present new categories: Change Agent, Vitalizing Local Sustainable Economies, Stewards of Healthy Ecologies and Humans, Livable Urban Communities and Sustainable Hero. All are nominated from the community and a panel of experienced judges drawn from the greater Puget Sound Region selects winners.