At The Council’s Sustainability Summit, leading experts from fashion, construction, sports, real estate, 3-D printing and data industries will explain how they look for ways to reduce environmental impact and engage innovative companies to aid them in their green efforts. The government of Taiwan will host a special program on minority enterprises as the “diverse green solution” for sustainable practices. The Summit also features a “Shark Tank” style segment, the Sustainability Operations Arena, with suppliers pitching their sustainability products and services to venture capital firms and investment funds. Attendees are offered a special rate for Green Courses e-learning tools, interactive green courses that offer a certificate program.
“Diverse small/ medium enterprises (SMEs) need to reposition their business’ brand with ‘sustainable’
“This year, the Sustainability Summit is extremely proud to partner with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Affairs Office and the Taiwan Green Trade Project under its Ministry of Economic Affairs,” said Wells.
The sports industry spans food, memorabilia, stadiums, media rights and corporate sponsorships. Mike Lynch, managing director of green innovation, NASCAR and Frank Supovitz, senior vice president of events, National Football League will be discussing how sports associations are instilling sustainable operations through purchasing, internal operations and venues. The Fashion industry has hidden supply chain environmental risks--from the factory collapse in Bangladesh to harmful chemicals used in the beauty industry to clothing’s environmental impact from washing and drying. Fashion and style panelists include: Gail O’Neill, former HGTV host and contributor to Southern Seasons magazine and Amy Hall, director of Social Consciousness, Eileen Fisher fashions. John Frey, Americas Sustainability executive at Hewlett-Packard Company and Paul Bonaro, director of data center operations at Yahoo! will discuss sustainable solutions powering down the energy in data centers. R. Donahue Peebles, founder of The Peebles Corporation, will examinesustainable trends in commercial realty. Other panels are: 3D printing and GRI reporting & guidelines. The Summit’s keynote speakers will be Jigar Shah, author of Creating Climate Wealth and CEO of Climate Wealth LLC and Bruce E. Mosler, chairman of global brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield.
“By attending this one-day event, attendees will be immersed in innovative sustainability trends and ideas that cover a range of industries,”
Sponsors for the Sustainability Summit include: BNY Mellon, Con Edison, SHI, World Wide Technology Inc and the Taiwan Green Trade Project Office of Economic Affairs.
The Sustainability Summit will include full breakfast and lunch. The General admission: $90.00, student: $50, Council-certified MBE $75.00 and corporate: $150.00. For more information, contact The Council at (212) 502-5663 or register online at www.nynjcouncilgreen.com