March 31 Green Business Roundtable - The Circular Economy

Green Business Roundtable invites all interested in the intersection of business and sustainability to join us for networking, discussion and insight. 
I look forward to seeing you there. 

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 
Location: Offices of Ebert & Baumann
1424 K Street NW, Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
(nearest Metro - McPherson Square)
Lunch included 

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March 31, 2015 Green Business Roundtable

  Topic: The Circular Economy
Companies face a rapidly increasing challenge, and opportunity, to grow their businesses and create value amidst volatile and scarce supply of natural resources and environmental concerns, driving up prices and uncertainty.  Circular Economy – an alternative model decoupling growth from scarce resource use – provides the key to managing this challenge at both the macro and micro level: allowing economic development within natural resource limits and allowing companies to innovate and enable customers to do ‘more with less.' Leading global companies are following the lead of innovative smaller enterprises, applying the Circular Economy framework for growth and innovation towards ‘Circular Advantage’ in what Accenture's research shows is already a trillion dollar plus prize. New business models and technologies require a new mindset among executives and a new set of capabilities at the intersection of strategy, technology and operations. 

Join Sol in a discussion about how companies can capture the full business opportunity of Circular Economy.

  Guest: Sol Salinas, Managing Director, Accenture - Global Strategy and Sustainability
Sol SalinasAs part of Accenture's Strategy-Sustainability North America leadership team, Sol's responsibilities include helping grow Accenture's presence across the federal government and expanding Accenture Strategy-Sustainability Services across Health and Public Service and throughout North America. He has led teams servicing clients across public service, utilities, retail & hospitality, consumer & packaged goods, and energy sectors.  Sol also leads Accenture’s global “Smart Cities” practice, bringing the latest digital solutions to city governments. Sol began his environmental career as one of the Founders of ENERGY STAR and served as its brand ‘czar’ from 1991 to 2005. Subsequently, he became Assistant Director at the EPA Office of International Affairs where he oversaw teams charged with implementing public-private programs and federal policy focused on climate change, mercury, safe drinking water and sanitation.

Thanks to Baumann Consulting for hosting this month's Roundtable

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March 31, 2015 Green Business Roundtable

March 3 Green Business Roundtable - Professor Geoffrey Parker


Green Business Roundtable invites all interested in the intersection of business and sustainability to join us for networking, discussion and insight.  
I look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 11:30 - 1:00
Location: Offices of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
1000 Vermont Ave., NW - 3rd Floor
Washington, DC  20005
(nearest Metro - McPherson Square)

Includes Lunch

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March 3, 2015 Green Business Roundtable

Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Parker
Professor Parker is the Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History  at Ohio State University.  He is a graduate of Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK (BA, Ph.D, and Litt.D), and has taught at Cambridge, St. Andrews University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Yale University.

Topic: Climate Change: the Little Ice Age and Its Impact on Human Societies
Professor Parker's book, “Global Crisis: War, Climate Change, and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century [Yale University Press, 2013]” describes the impact of the Little Ice Age on human societies around the world during the seventeenth century.  Central points of the book are: 
  • Climate change is more than just an environmental issue--it affects all aspects of human societies.  
  • Human societies vary greatly in their capacities to respond to the impacts of climate change.  It is estimated that the Little Ice Age caused the deaths of 1/3rd of the human population during its climate impact. 
March 3, 2015 Green Business Roundtable