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SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability to Convene 350 Global Leaders

Submitted by: SoL Sustainability Consortium

Categories: Events, Environment

Posted: Mar 07, 2007 – 09:45 AM EST


Mar. 07 /CSRwire/ - ATLANTA, GA - March 7, 2007 – The SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability will take place March 27-30, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, GA. Leaders from business, government, academia, and NGOs are invited to take part in this truly unique program focused on developing and integrating more sustainable business practices for environmental and social prosperity as well as a means for spurring innovation, efficiency, and economic vitality. The Forum, presented by the Society for Organizational Learning and chaired by Peter Senge, will serve as a catalyst for accelerated learning on sustainability through innovative best practice presentations, solutions-driven conversations, and a systems approach.

"We believe that companies who contribute real leadership in the coming years will embrace two distinct aspirations as foundational to business success: eliminating unsustainable business practices and creating new, regenerative pathways to success," says Forum chair Peter Senge. The Forum curriculum is designed to leverage the vast knowledge and experience of Forum participants as we work to co-create more socially and environmentally sound products, processes, and business models.

The Forum features widely respected speakers and organizations including:

  • Janine Benyus, author, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

  • Jay Bragdon, author, Profit for Life: How Capitalism Excels

  • Vivienne Cox, executive vice president and chief executive for Gas Power & Renewables, BP

  • Gil Friend, president and CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.

  • David Gershon, author, Low Carbon Diet: A 30-Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds

  • Jeffrey Hollender, president and CEO, Seventh Generation

  • John Krenicki, president and CEO, GE Energy

  • Roger Saillant, CEO, Plug Power

  • Peter Senge, founder, SoL, and author, The Fifth Discipline

  • Daniel Vermeer, director of Global Water Partnerships, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Darcy Winslow, general manager, Nike
Topics Include:
  • Using a systems approach for tackling sustainability challenges
  • Measuring and communicating the impact of your sustainability efforts
  • Leveraging sustainability efforts throughout your organization’s value chain
  • Implementing organizational learning practices to ensure positive change
  • Creating effective messaging campaigns for your customers, co-workers, and suppliers
  • Fostering collaboration across your supply chain
  • Developing cross-sector partnerships

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get involved with creating a common vision and practical solutions for creating sustainable practices.

To download the SoL Forum on Business Innovation for Sustainability brochure, click here: solsustainability.org/forum2007.htm

For further information on participation or sponsorships of this event, please contact Forum Director Martha Brown at martha@alchemyconferences.com or at 617.388.7655.

About The SoL Sustainability Consortium

The SoL Sustainability Consortium is a learning company of companies and individuals committed to accelerating the learning need to achieve truly sustainable industrial societies. Organized in 1999, the consortium utilizes the disciplines of systems thinking and organizational learning along with conceptual frameworks for sustainability to explore and address the knotty issues surrounding the challenge to remain profitable while nurturing natural systems and the communities in which we do business. Consortium member companies include some the world’s most respected organizations such as: United Technologies, The Coca-Cola Company, Green Mountain Coffee, DTE Energy, Ford, Schlumberger, Dean’s Beans, Plug Power, Harley-Davidson, BP, MBDC, Pioneer Valley PhotoVolcaics, Schlumberger, and Nike.

For more information, please contact:

Martha Brown Alchemy Conferences and Events
Phone: 617.388.7655
Jennifer Rosier Alchemy Conferences and Events
Phone: 781.526.4192


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