Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist?
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Organizer: Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS)
Date: 12.05.12, 04:30PM – 12.05.12, 07:30PM ET
Location:Toronto and Live Webcast
In order to change the business model leaders must break free from the pack and take a stand. They must find partners who share their vision. They must showcase the benefits of a more sustainable approach to business. They must chart the pathway to Capitalism 2.0.
After hearing from thought leaders, Esther Speck, VP Sustainability at MEC and Terry Kellogg, CEO at 1% for the Planet, we’re going to delve into the question. Our group breakout discussion will focus on the specific changes that are necessary to develop a better system.
DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
TIME: 4:30-6:30 EST (snacks and networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place., 100 King St. W., 34th Floor, Toronto
LIVE WEBCAST & TWITTER CHAT #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 EST
Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be purchased in advance)
During the discussion you will learn:
RAFFLE – 3 $50 MEC gift certificates All attendees are eligible to win!
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:10 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:10 – 5:45 pm: Co-Presentations from Esther Speck and Terry Kellogg
5:45 – 6:05 pm: Small group discussion/brainstorming
6:05 – 6:15 pm: Groups report back to main audience – “idea harvesting”
6:15 – 6:30 pm: General Q and A
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks
Lead Media Partner:
Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our twitter chat facilitator. Sign up for our LIVE FREE WEBCAST today.
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Prior to joining MEC, Esther was the principal of a sustainability consulting business that collaborated with organizations such as the Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Vancity Credit Union and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. She has been involved with The Natural Step Canada for many years and was one of the early implementers of the framework both for decision making and capacity building. Esther was the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Mountain Equipment Co-op, director of the Aurora Institute and Net Impact Chapter Founder. She is currently on the Board of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and Bridgehead Coffee. Esther holds an MBA and a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management. Esther believes that business is critical in finding solutions to global sustainability challenges. She applies her passion for outdoor recreation and experience in strategic sustainability in her role at MEC.
For two decades, Terry has worked and studied at the intersection of business and the environment. His focus areas have included mining issues at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, renewable energy and marketing at Green Mountain Energy and sustainable business practices at the Timberland Company. Through work with both for profit and nonprofit organizations, Terry has gained a deep appreciation for the role that each can play in affecting positive change. In 2000, Terry became the first staff person at Timberland dedicated to minimizing the company’s environmental footprint and supporting new markets for sustainable products. As Director of Environmental Stewardship, Terry reduced the company’s carbon footprint by more than 15%, adopted widespread use of water-based adhesives, and launched programs in green building and organic cotton. In 2005, Terry joined 1% for the Planet, and has since grown membership from 92 to more than 1400 companies in 44 nations. Terry has a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and a MBA and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. In the winter, Terry loves to ski in the backcountry. Year-round he’s addicted to all kinds of sports that mix endurance and adrenaline.
TSSS is a live an online community that promotes dialogue and problem solving among sustainability thought leaders. Our events occur up to 6 times each year and act not only as a learning opportunity but also as a networking forum for individuals to come together as allies and partners in efforts to promote sustainable business practices. To learn more, click here.
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