NBIS | Network for Business Innovation and SustainabilityNBIS. Network for business innovation and sustainability.



Welcome to NBIS

We provide regional leadership, professional development programs and a collaborative cross-sector community to advance sustainability through the power of business.

What we offer:

Expertise

Deepen your capacity to lead and implement sustainability initiatives. Learn more about NBIS’ track record and leadership.

Education

Access the latest tools and strategies, from the tried-and-true to the most innovative approaches. Learn more about our programs and events

Partnerships

Form valuable connections across industries and sectors. Learn more about our broad member community.

After COP 21: Achieving Business Success in a Low Carbon Economy

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Feb 25th, 7:30-11:30 amRaising 2030 IQ

Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Ave, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA

The global low-carbon economy is officially here!

The impacts of the COP 21 climate agreements are sweeping through business, finance, and investment communities as well as advancing proactive governmental policies. Engagement of the private sector is critical to achieving the climate goals established in Paris and to preserving business competitiveness in a low carbon economy.

Join NBIS and a panel of business and climate action leaders for first-hand perspectives on the spirit and momentum of that landmark achievement and the implications for Washington businesses. Following the panel discussion, Karl Ostrom, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, and local business leaders will present new strategies and planning processes that companies are using to prepare for climate change risks and to leverage the opportunities evolving from this important global turning point!

 

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GoGreen 2016 Conference

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The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. GoGreen empowers business decision-makers with sustainability strategies, tools and connections to create positive change within their organizations by facilitating environmental, economic and social performance improvement through the topics and best practices covered at each conference.

When: March 30, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Washington State Convention Center, 3rd Floor, 800 Convention Place, Seattle

Learn More: http://seattle.gogreenconference.net/

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New Challenges Reshaping Corporate Social Responsibility

nbis-new-challenges-wpBusiness has the capacity, innovation and duty to carve a new path toward sustainability, says Karl Ostrom, PhD, in his latest white paper titled New Challenges Reshaping Corporate Social Responsibility. The co-founder and co-executive director of the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) released his paper today at the 2014 GoGreen Seattle Conference.

“As usual, NBIS is pushing us all to the next level on our sustainability journeys with this new white paper,” said Toronto-based author and speaker Bob Willard of Sustainability Advantage. “Karl defines how companies can respond to the sustainability imperative and position themselves to thrive on a finite, crowded, resource-constrained, climate-destabilized planet. We urgently need new visionary benchmarks of environmentally and socially responsible business performance, and NBIS is helping to define them. Thanks, NBIS!” (more…)

About NBIS

NBIS, the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability is the northwest nonprofit that delivers expertise, education, and networking opportunities to business professionals who are leading their companies and communities toward profitable sustainability. NBIS members are companies, organizations and individuals committed to aligning their business practices with the values that sustain prosperous companies, thriving ecosystems and valued quality of life.

Learn more about how NBIS can help you