Profiting From Sustainability: A Forum for the Future, Guardian Sustainable Business Event

New York, June 9, 2011, 6-9 PM
May 20, 2011 1:25 PM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 20, 2011 - An evening event hosted by Guardian Sustainable Business and Forum for the Future   Join sustainability experts, practitioners and opinion formers for a stimulating evening of insight, intelligence and lively debate. Click here to apply to attend   Based on our must-attend series of London events, Guardian Sustainable Business Quarterly, the evening features an opening panel debate, followed by breakout discussions and culminates in drinks and networking
  • Discover how some of the world's leading companies are turning sustainable strategies into business success

  • Pick the brains of leading practitioners in corporate sustainability from both sides of the Atlantic

  • Find out what's coming up on the radar of innovative thinkers

  • Enjoy a drink and refreshments with colleagues from a wide range of sectors

The opening panel will be chaired by award winning journalist and commentator Martin Wright, editor in chief of Green Futures Magazine

Speakers: Jo Confino
executive editor, The Guardian Jo will give the inside story on why The Guardian has made sustainability key to its strategy to become a global media brand, and in particular reveal how it's approaching the sustainable business 'story'.   Frank Mantero
director, corporate citizenship programs, GE Frank will set out how global giant GE has successfully built up market share by putting sustainable innovation at the heart of its growth strategy.   Gary Lawrence
vice president, chief sustainability officer, Aecom Technology Corporation Gary will distil his many years' experience of leading sustainability in the worlds of business, city government and universities, giving an inside track on what works.   David Walker
head of CSR, PepsiCo David will tell the story of how development and deployment of environmental programs at PepsiCo is driving efficiency and overall profit.   Helen Clarkson
head, Forum for the Future US Helen will unveil Forum for the Future's new strategy, showing how systems innovation can transform the prospects for a sustainable future.   Discussion groups: After the panel session, you are invited to join colleagues for some lively, informal discussions covering:
  • Communications: telling credible and persuasive stories about your achievements

  • Innovation: thinking differently for sustainable success

  • What's next? Key issues on the sustainability radar on both sides of Atlantic

Drinks and networking The evening will conclude with a chance to mingle informally with colleagues old and new over drinks and hors d'oeuvres.   Who should attend Profiting from Sustainability is free to attend for corporate sustainability professionals and priority places will be offered to those who are responsible for organisational sustainability. If you are head of sustainability, CSR or environment then the event is for you.   Media coverage Profiting from Sustainability will be promoted and key findings reported by Guardian Sustainable Business, Green Futures and through Forum for the Future's extensive networks. Participants will not be quoted on the record unless requested - so you will be free to express your views openly!   Venue Hispanic Federation 55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor New York, NY 10005   Applying to attend We anticipate that the event will be popular, spaces will be allocated to corporate sustainability professionals as a priority. You will receive an email confirming that you have been offered a place the week before the event.

Click here to apply to attend