Creating Transformational Change: Translating Sustainability inside the C-Suite
July 23, 2015
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Welcome, Overview, Opening Remarks
Networking and warm up
Participants will engage in a fast and fun icebreaker to meet fellow attendees and warm up for the day.
Building Support Inside the C-Suite
How do you build support for what you do among your peers in the C-suite? This session will feature executives from different industries who will offer their insights and suggestions on how to build C-suite relationships, and how to leverage the core skills and competencies needed to sell your ideas and influence key business decisions.
For each plenary panel, for the remaining 45 minutes, attendees will organize into working groups to come up with plans for converting what they heard in the panel into actions they could take in their organizations. Working groups will pitch their ideas to the group and panel to get feedback.
Bringing the Right Outside Influence Inside
Sustainability executives and their teams spend an enormous amount of time responding to questions from stakeholders. This session will focus on how to understand business opportunities that may arise from stakeholder interest to ultimately strengthen your sustainability programs. This will include a discussion of how companies can use data from Request for Proposals (RFPs) to help build the business case for specific sustainability initiatives.
Networking Break and Lunch Set Up
Lunch and Keynote Interview
Aligning Internal Allies
Wrap Up and Cocktail Reception
July 24, 2015
Review of the Morning Sessions
Working with your CFO
Building and Executing a Successful Strategic Plan
This session will provide insights into the development of a multi-year strategic plan that can demonstrate the value sustainability provides. Experts will share their insights and address the following:
- How can you identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to be?
- How do you build a plan that addresses the ways in which you can integrate sustainability into your business?
- Are your goals feasible?
- What tools are necessary to achieve them?
- How do you socialize and build support for your plan internally?
- How do you evaluate and quantify success?
Wrap Up and Follow Up
Each participant will share what one thing they are taking back to their companies and discuss next steps for continued engagement with the group.