Tuesday, March 15, 2016
PRELIMINARY SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
An opportunity for attendees to meet informally and begin discussions before the day.
Opening Keynote Address
Keynote address to set the stage for the day's discussions and challenge the thinking of attendees on thye role of business in creating and building sustainable communities.
Panel Discussion #1 - Growth and Environmental Concerns
In a robust business growth economy, how does a socially responsible business engage in "sustainable" growth? What is business' role in ethical community development: driver, navigator, or passenger?
Keynote Luncheon Address
Elisabet Sahtouris, M.S., Ph.D. is an evolution biologist, futurist, professor, speaker, author, and sustainabiliity consultant to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. She has been a science writer for the NOVA-HORIZON TV series, (WGBH Boston/BBC London), a UN Consultant on ingigenous peoples, was invited to Childa under the auspices of the Chinese National Science Organization, is a Fellow of the World Business Academy and an advisor to Ethical Markets.
Breakout Roundtable Discussions
These moderated roundtable discussions will engage attendees in discussing hands-on strategies for advancing CSR initiatives within their firms.
- Community Engagement Strategies and Successes
- Employee Engagement Strategies and Successes
Panel Discussion #2 - Growth and Social Concerns
What is business' role in building and sustaining livable communities where their employees, customers, and stakeholders can all live and thrive? How does business best engage in this important discussion of housing, wages, and gentrification?
Closing Keynote Address
Highlights from our 2015 conference