The Evolution of Environmental Innovation

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The public, local and national governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders expect the business community to lead the evolution to minimize environmental footprints, and also to invent and implement environmental solutions. These expectations represent an enormous opportunity for leading companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

BCLC will be hosting a series of webinars in the first quarter of 2013 to share innovative best practices in environmental stewardship--an area where current strategies can make significant impact now and new opportunities within a company constantly arise.

Webinar topics will focus on current best practices that enable companies to lower their environmental costs, save money, and better integrate sustainability into their company principles today--helping business make significant impacts now. To learn more, contact Chris Ryan.

 

March 12: Interface's Trek Up Mount Sustainability: The Value of Employee Buy-In Register Here

Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface

Communicating the value of environmental innovation and stewardship can be a challenge throughout large organizations. Erin Meezan, the Vice President of Sustainability at Interface, Inc. will discuss tactics such as spreading employee personal energy saving suggestions and communicating 5 year goals that have helped Interface become a sustainability trailblazer. 

 

Past Webinars: 

 

January 28: Supply Chain Operations - See the Webinar Presentation

Jeff Rice, Senior Director of Sustainability at Walmart

Supply chain management has emerged as one of the most important areas for companies looking to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Not only do supply chain improvements represent opportunities for companies to cut costs, but sustainable supply chains also allow companies to be more resilient, transparent, and respected. Walmart’s Senior Director of Sustainability, Jeff Rice, will speak about Walmart’s sustainability initiatives, including how the company created its sustainability index and continuously improved it, and also how Walmart works with other companies and nongovernmental groups (through coalitions like the Sustainability Consortium) in the process.

 

 

February 21: Energy Efficiency: Untapped Potential for Your Business - See the Webinar Presentation

David Bartlett, Vice President for Smarter Physical Infrastructure at IBM

One of the easiest ways for companies to reduce their carbon emissions and save costs is through smarter internal operations management, notably energy efficiency improvements. David Bartlett, IBM’s Vice President for Smarter Physical Infrastructure, will provide examples of the most impactful ways companies can transform their operations by incorporating ‘smart’ technology.