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The 7th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Summit: “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Markets”

Published 12-09-03

Submitted by World Resources Institute

WASHINGTON, DC - The annual Sustainable Enterprise Summit is the World Resources Institute's premiere business event. Nearly 200 business executives convene at the Summit each year to learn from experts and fellow attendees about best practices for implementing leading sustainable business strategies.

WRI's 7th Annual Summit Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Markets will bring together innovative corporate leaders and sustainability experts to explore the themes raised in the Institute's recent publication, Tomorrow's Markets: Global Trends and Their Implications for Business, now in its second edition. The premise of the publication and this year's Summit is that the sustainable enterprises of the future will align their growth strategies with providing solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. Specific sessions at the Summit will focus on today's challenges and tomorrow's markets in: energy; natural resources; transportation; water; and nutrition. Other sessions will explore finance, opportunities at the base of the economic pyramid and corporate management skills for capturing new markets.

Sessions topics thus far include:

  • Integrating Carbon Value into Strategic Business Decisions
  • Overcoming Challenges to Building Green Power Markets
  • Insurance and Finance
  • The Road to Sustainable Transportation
  • The Influence of Corporate Values and Employee Skills on Tomorrow's Markets
  • Nutrition for Tomorrow's Market
  • For questions on agenda, please contact Lydia Vermilye, Communications Specialist

    For questions on logistics, please contact Oretta Tarkani, Director of Conference Services

    For more information and to register, please visit:

    For more than a decade, WRI's Sustainable Enterprise Program has harnessed the power of business to create profitable solutions to environment and development challenges. WRI is the only organization that brings together corporations, entrepreneurs, investors, and business schools to accelerate change in business practice.

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