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Beyond SUSTAINABLE Business as Usual – GoGreen 2014

GoGreen14_SEAApril 30, 2014 | The Conference Center, 8th and Pike


The 5th annual GoGreen Conference in Seattle, Washington, is a one-day, interactive learning experience featuring tactical how-tos, a solutions-centered deep dive into new ways of thinking, and a showcase of regional business leaders and their success stories.  The GoGreen Conference builds viable networks and cross-pollinates sustainability best practices throughout the regional business community.

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Karl Ostrom

Karl Ostrom invites you to a Solutions Lab at the GoGreen Conference:

Getting Beyond Sustainable Business as Usual: Strategies for Scaling up the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices

The growth of sustainable business leadership, innovation, management and CSR reporting has been remarkable in the last decade or two, with many pioneers based here in the Northwest. But there is widespread concern that even with these successes, we aren’t moving the dial enough to meet the deadlines our planet is setting for us. What can business leaders do to accelerate impact and what are the wider marketplace and policy conditions necessary to support greater traction? Karl Ostrom, PhD, Co-Executive Director of NBIS, convenes a Solutions Lab with participants and a thought leader panel composed of business and civic leaders to address barriers, opportunities and new strategies. Panelists include:

Mark Hower, Ph.D. | Professor of Business Leadership & Social Change, Antioch University
Marcy Ostrom, Ph.D. | Director, Small Farms Program, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University
Egils Milbergs | President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Accelerating Innovation

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B Corporations, Benefit and Social Purpose Corporations: Impact-Driven Companies

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Business has a demonstrated power to deliver results. However, too often these results are biased toward the benefit of shareholders and at odds with what makes our society a better place. A new type of corporation with a formalized purpose that includes generating positive impact for society in its core was needed.

Launching a new era of sustainable business, certified B Corporations and legal entities such as Benefit Corporations and Social Purpose Corporations combine business success with social and environmental responsibility and public accountability. As their number, diversity and impact increase, these companies are demonstrating the creativity and innovation that sustainable businesses can bring to our economy. (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.

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