February 28th - March 2nd, 2007
Innovators in large and small companies have discovered that the global movement in sustainability opens up ways to make money and boost shareholder value. New products, new services, and new ways of doing business all represent opportunities for savvy companies. Join industry leaders ant the second annual Sustainable Opportunities Summit. You will discover practices to reduce your business ecological footprint and increase its bottom line.
Who should attend?
Corporate leaders will learn from innovators about their business strategies to improve practices, capture new markets, and communicate their activities in sustainability.
Entrepreneurs will hear from experts in a range of fields, from green building to clean technology to natural foods, about new business opportunities, and meet potential collaborators.
Investors will learn about industry trends, cutting-edge technologies, and new business models.
What is sustainability?
"Sustainability is not just cleaning up after yourself. It's not something take care of after business, it's core. Good business means doing good for the planet. The goal is growth, finding new niches, converting waste into product - and crushing the competition."
Niel Golightly, Director of Sustainable Business Strategies at Ford Motor Company - 2006 Summit Keynote Speaker
The Summit will address:
A diverse group of leaders from major corporations, emerging and entrepreneurial companies, and investment firms will share strategies your company can adopt to take advantage of this growing field. The Summit will feature sustainable enterprise success stories in a wide range of industries including clean energy, organic food, computer manufacturing, green building, banking, and venture capital.
Making your business sustainable
Driving internal culture changes
Clearly communicating your strategy
Investing in companies that embrace sustainability
Brining clean energy to economic main stream
Designing green products and technologies
Greening the transportation sector
Constructing buildings to save dollars, energy and