|Tools for Tomorrow Events|
Tools for Tomorrow events are rich with content and leading-edge information for business people working in the Puget Sound region. Events are comprised of: 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, Industry Innovators Forums for top leaders in sustainability to share with the wider metropolitan area their approach to leading sustainability initiatives, and Conferences, showcasing forward thinking models with highest impact for socially responsible, sustainable business.
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Winter 2013-2014 (TBA)
Business tools for sustainability, including: implementation and reporting, SEC requirements and business and marketing benefits
Josh Chaitin, Edelman
Christian Geismann, Moss Adams
Jameson Morrell, CH2M HILL
More information coming soon! Be sure to join our 'Sustainable Business' mailing list for an invitation to this event.
October 31, 2013
Business and community leaders met to talk about the pressing business risks of climate change. Climate change and business management experts from Seattle and beyond will discussed the imperatives for businesses to address the risks and impacts of climate change in operational and strategic business plans. Business leaders, insurers, researchers, and government experts shared expertise and perspectives on climate change forecasts, regional and global business threats, policy issues, and insurance drivers.
This event was hosted in partnership with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, UW Foster School of Business, UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Climate Solutions, and Riddell Williams P.S.
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:
January 31, 2014: 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. More