| "Register Today! Sustainable Business Forum
Friday March 23 – 7:30 am to 1 pm at U of M Alumni Center, Minneapolis
Network with 400 business leaders from small, medium and large businesses and learn how they are integrating sustainability into their operations to increase profitability, performance and innovation.
Register now at http://2012sustainablebusinessforum.eventbrite.com
Early Registration Discount through tomorrow (March 9) includes D’Amico meals, priority seating and reserved parking for 1st 100 registrants. Group/Student/AFS member discounts & breakfast/lunch-only available.
Sponsorships are still available! Contact Sean Gosiewski, 612-331-1099 firstname.lastname@example.org (Use link below to share this)
The forum is part of our 2 Day Sustainable Communities Conference March 23 & 24 www.afors.org/2012conference
Friday 9 am Keynote
Keynote: Sustainability as a National Strategic Imperative - Retired Marine Col. Mark Mykleby works with LRN and the New American Foundation's Smart Strategy Initiative on sustainability. Originally from MN, Mark graduated from the Naval Academy and served in combat in the Balkans and Iraq. He served as special strategic assistant to the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff developing the US Grand Strategy. He’ll share why sustainability is essential to national security, business competitiveness and vibrant communities.
8:30 am Welcome by U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen
Friday 10 am Panel and Workshops
9 am Senior Executive Panel on Sustainable Business and Q&A, including Michele Whyle, 3M Consumer Products head of Sustainability and Quality, and Charles Zelle, President/CEO, Jefferson Lines and Chair, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Friday 10:30am Workshops
Employee Engagement in Corporate Sustainability Efforts 3m, Aveda, Best Buy
Banking, Investing and Access to Capital – University Bank, UBS, Caux Roundtable
Process Improvements for Manufacturing to save energy, reduce waste and save $, MnTAP, Xcel Energy
Conversation with Col. Mykleby and Terry Gips on the role companies can play with the National Sustainable Communities Coalition and the Alliance for Sustainability’s National Sustainability Campaign designed to mainstream sustainability
Friday Noon Keynote
Keynote: The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance – Harvard Business School Professors Robert Eccles and George Serafeim will share highlights by video conference from their just-published, landmark HBS Working Paper. Using a matched sample of 180 companies, they found that those that adopted environmental and social policies many years ago – High Sustainability firms – exhibit fundamentally different characteristics from those adopting few of these policies. Most important, High Sustainability firms significantly outperform their counterparts over the long-term in terms of stock market and accounting performance.
11:30 am Introduction by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (via video)
Register TODAY for the Sustainable Business Forum: http://2012sustainablebusinessforum.eventbrite.com
Group/Student/AFS Member discounts available.
These events are part of the Alliance for Sustainability’s 7th Annual Sustainable Communities Conference Linking Citizens and Cities for Sustainable Communities. www.afors.org/2012Conference
Local Government Sustainability Workshop Fri March 23 - 1 to 5 pm at the McNamara Alumni Ctr, U of M
400 local government staff, elected and citizen leaders will share best practices for sustainable economic development Register Free
Community Conference - Sat March 24, 8:30am to 3:30am at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis - for 500 volunteers from neighborhoods, congregations, schools and environmental commissions to share hands on project resources. Video Welcome by Bill McKibben, Keynote Presentations on cur Twin Cities Sustainable Future - Energy Systems - Ellen Anderson, MDA, Transportation - Barb Thoman, TCL and Food Systems - Ken Meter, CRC. Hands on project resources, bring a lunch or buy one. Register Free (suggested lunch donation)
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Sean Gosiewski, Alliance for Sustainability 612-331-1099 email@example.com www.afors.org
Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners!
Presenting Sponsors –Comcast, Risdall Marketing, Sustainability Associates
Community Sponsors– Center for Energy and Environment, Hennepin County, The McKnight Foundation, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Rainbow Scientific, Xcel Energy
Supporting Sponsors – Emmons & Olivier Resources, Ramsey County, Shuler Shook, UBS, University Bank
Sponsors - 3M, Barr Engineering, Bonestroo, Cuningham Group, Dakota Electric, D’Amico & Sons, Earth Wizards, Energyscapes, Excellent Packaging Solutions, French Meadow Bakery and Café, Linden Hills Coop, Metropolitan Council, McKinstry, MN TAP, MN ULI, Pentair, Solution Blue, SRF Consulting, Synergy Graphics, The Mulch Store, Transit for Livable Communities, U of M School of Design, U of M Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, U of M Northstar Initiative of the Institute on the Environment
Partners - Abengoa Solar, Alliance for Metro Stability, Applied Energy Innovations, Aveda, Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capitol Region Watershed, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District, U of M Carlson School of Management, U of M Center for Spirituality and Healting, U of M Center for Sustainable Building Research, Caux Roundtable, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, Eureka Recycling, Envision MN, Evergreen Energy, Fresh Energy, Freshwater Society, Green Biz, Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, League of MN Cities, MPCA, Metro Clean Energy Resource Team, MN APA, Net Impact, MN DNR, MN Department of Agriculture, MRES, Health Partners, ION Corporation, LHB Engineers and Architects, MN USGBC, MNSCU, MN 2020, MN Chamber of Commerce, Energy Smart, Waste Wise, New America Foundation – Smart Strategy Initiative, Nobel Conservation Solutions, Peace Coffee, Twin Cities LISC, 10th Dot
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