May 2 Green Business Roundtable: Bringing International Corporate Sustainability to Local Impact


Green Business Roundtable invites everyone who is interested in issues at the intersection of business and sustainability to come for networking, discussion and insight.  Join us!


Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Offices of Green America - 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington DC
      (nearest Metro stations: Farragut North and Farragut West)
Lunch included

May 2 Green Business Roundtable
This month's Topic: Bringing International Corporate Sustainability to Local Impact: The Intersection of Strategy and Results On the Ground 
Often, a consumer’s interaction with corporations that lead in international sustainability are rooted in traditional point of purchase or post consumption models, such as purchasing sustainable products or ensuring responsible disposal.  Equally as often, corporations focus on collating good data and anecdotes for their annual report.   
But the true corporate leaders are those who approach sustainability as a systems innovation: working with their suppliers, strengthening the communities in which they operate, and growing the purchasing power of markets within which they sell. And often the greatest impact of these value chain-based implementations are in developing nations.  

This Month's Speaker: Gwen Davidow, Acting President, World Environment Center
The World Environment Center is an independent, global, non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders.

WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics.
Ms. Davidow will share WEC’s experience in working with their members and governments in advising on and implementing "systems innovation" programs.

 
Thanks again to Green America for partnering with Green Business Roundtable and hosting this month's gathering



Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Offices of Green America - 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington DC
Lunch included


May 2 Green Business Roundtable

April Green Business Roundtable - WRI's Global Director of their Business Center, Kevin Moss


Green Business Roundtable invites all interested in issues at the intersection of business and sustainability to join us for networking, discussion and insight.

I look forward to seeing you there.  


Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Offices of Green America - 1612 K St. NW, Washington, DC
  (nearest Metros - Farragut North and Farragut West)
Lunch included.

April 4 Green Business Roundtable
One of the biggest elephants in corporate boardrooms is the dependence of today’s business models on unprecedented levels of consumption of material goods around the world. Can we imagine a future economy that supports human development, environmental stewardship, and business success?  We will discuss if and how tomorrow’s markets can thrive without the need to sell more stuff to more people in perpetuity and if the time is right to ‘out the elephant.

 

This month's speaker: Kevin Moss, Global Director of WRI's Business Center

As Global Director of the Business Center, Kevin directs WRI’s program that helps the private sector develop strategies that support sustainable strategies and drive growth. He supports WRI’s Signature Initiatives in developing impactful strategies that leverage the private sector, provides thought leadership in the field of corporate sustainability and supports the integration of private sector perspectives and impact across the full range of WRI programs. These initiatives engage a broad spectrum of leading corporate partners around the world.


 
Thanks again to Green America for partnering with Green Business Roundtable and hosting this month's gathering



April 4 Green Business Roundtable

February 2018 Roundtable - Food and Agriculture in the DC Region


Green Business Roundtable invites all interested in issues at the intersection of business and sustainability to join us for networking, discussion and insight.

I look forward to seeing you there.  


Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Offices of Green America - 1612 K St. NW, Washington, DC
  (nearest Metros - Farragut North and Farragut West)
Lunch included.

February 7 Green Business Roundtable

 
This month's topic  - Linking Sustainability with Food in the DC Region



Interest in local food is at an all-time high locally and nationally. Food production, distribution, sale, consumption and disposal all have significant impacts on our environmental footprint.  Join us for a stimulating discussion about food and agriculture in metro DC and their environmental and economic contributions and impacts.  Lindsay Smith (COG) will present a regional overview of these dynamic sectors, and local entrepreneur Tom McDougall of 4P Foods will share his experience with building a food-related business that fosters sustainability while generating profits.

 

This month's speakers - Lindsay Smith and Tom McDougall

Lindsay Smith is working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to build a multi-faceted Regional Food Systems Program in COG’s Department of Environmental Programs. This new efforts works with a range of stakeholders—from businesses to non-profits to local, state, and federal government to identify opportunities to grow the region’s food economy to the benefit of farmers and producers, consumers, and COG members.
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Tom is the founder of 4P Foods, a Benefit Corporation that works with over 200 local and regional farms, delivering their sustainably produced food to customers in and around DC.  4P's goal is to use food as a tool to create a more equitable, socially just and sustainable food system of tomorrow.  Tom is a passionate advocate for True Cost Accounting as a resource to change the conversation around what, ultimately, is the true purpose of business. 




 
Thanks again to Green America for partnering with Green Business Roundtable and hosting this month's gathering



February 7 Green Business Roundtable