Be Your Company's Go-To Pro on These Critical Issues

Be Your Company's Go-To Pro on These Critical Issues

The U.S. Chamber Foundation has gathered the top experts and leaders on specific issues for ten deep-dive breakout sessions during the Connect the Dots conference on October 5-7. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Food Security Workshop

Water and Circular Economy

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Ten deep-dive breakout sessions with the pros during #USCCFConnect! Register now:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

The world has many multifaceted challenges that require complex solutions. This is no easy task. No cure-all or one-size-fits-all solution exists, but there are innovations, partnerships, and strategies that create a lasting impact for communities around the world.

This year's breakout sessions at Connect the Dots: How Businesses Solve Global Challenges Locally touch on the many global issues the private sector is working to solve.

Featured Breakouts:

Best Practices in Collective Impact to Support Women's Entrepreneurship

Let's explore the complex partnerships in place to ensure that women entrepreneurs have the support in place to overcome business hurdles.

  • Catalina García , Communications and Sustainable Development Director, SABMiller LatAm
  • Jennifer Gootman, Director of Social Consciousness and Innovation, West Elm
  • Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Aspen Institute
  • Jeff Terry, Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway

Renewable Energy: Powering a More Sustainable World

Don't miss this session on the barriers and opportunities around increasing access to renewables in a cost-effective manner and scaling its deployment.

  • Cindy Ortega , Chief Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International
  • Clay Johnson, Chief Information Officer, GE Power and Water
  • Andrew Singer, Vice President, National Accounts, Constellation
  • Valerie Smith, Director, Sustainability, Citi

How Businesses Leverage Core Competencies in Disasters

Return to your team with new insights on how companies are leveraging core skills to achieve positive outcomes and lasting impacts in disaster-affected communities.

  • Teodora Berkova, Director of Social Innovation, Pearson
  • Rebecca Curzon, Senior Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM
  • Dave Hall, Underwriting Section Manager, State Farm
  • Joe Ruiz, Director, Humanitarian Relief Program, UPS

Thinking in Circles: Water and the Circular Economy Revolution

You'll learn business strategies, models, systems, and products that help keep water flowing in profitable and sustainable loops.

  • Albert Cho, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Xylem Inc.
  • Dominic Dannessa, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, USG
  • Ed Pinero, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Veolia North America
  • Stephanie Potter, Vice President, Business Development and Projects, Rabobank North America

Explore the agenda and register here to attend. Space is limited - don't wait to sign up.

October 5 - 7, 2015
Washington, DC