Monday, July 18, 2016

ASBC: Sustainability Forums at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions



The American Sustainable Business Council will hold policy forums at the upcoming Republican National Convention (July 20th) and the Democratic National Convention (July 26th). Both events will bring business leaders together with convention delegates, think tanks, the media, elected officials, and others involved in the political process to explore the business case for sustainable policies and practices.
A range of business executives and thought leaders will examine the important role sustainability plays in ensuring a brighter future for the United States. Policy ideas and business strategies will be presented that can strengthen the economy, create jobs and bring prosperity in the near term, while also making the economy more robust in the longer term.
Space is limited: The events are open to the public but capacity is limited. Please register below for the RNC Event to ensure your seat. Click here to go directly to the Democratic Convention Event and skip past the Republican Convention Event.
At the Republican National Convention:
Policy Forum on Conservative Thought and Sustainability
Location: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (CSU), 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115. One mile from the Convention Center. Note: The Law School is outside of the Convention security perimeter, thus access will be easy to come and go.
Date and Time: July 20th 12 - 4 pm
Program:
An interactive discussion -- bringing together national and Cleveland-area business leaders, policy makers, the media and RNC delegates -- to examine the financial benefits that companies large and small have achieved through environmental sustainability practices. The program highlights how conservative principles and policies can support domestic clean energy and address environmental challenges, while ensuring a dynamic and competitive marketplace.
  • The Nexus between Conservatism and Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage (panel)
  • Conservative Policies that Enhance National and Environmental Security (panel)
  • How to Build an Economy of Clean Energy Entrepreneurs and Innovators (panel)
  • Luncheon
Speakers and Panelists:

David Anthony
David Anthony, Director of Governmental and Corporate Affairs, Naturepedic
Cathy Belk
Cathy Belk, Jumpstart Incubator
Alex Bozmoski
Alex Bozmoski, republicEN
Michele Combs
Michele Combs, Founder and Chairman, Young Conservatives for Energy Reform
Trammell Crow, Founder, Earth Day Texas & Partner, Crow Holdings
Ebie Holst, Founder & CEO, SplashLink
Benson LeeBenson Lee, President & CEO, Technology Management, Inc.
David NashDavid Nash, Partner, McMahon DeGulis, LLP
Joe Paterniti, Enterprise Manager, Key Bank
Mark Pischea, Partner, Sterling Corporation & Conservative Energy Network
Rod Randolph RichardsonRod Richardson, President, Grace Richardson Fund
Catrina Rorke, Director of Energy & Policy & Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Rob SissonRob Sisson, President, ConservAmerica
Bill Shireman, President & CEO, Future 500
Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center
Howard Williams, Vice President, Construction Specialties
At the Democratic National Convention: Policy Forum and Reception on the Business Case for a Sustainable Economy
At the Democratic National Convention:
Policy Forum and Reception on the Business Case for a Sustainable Economy
Location, Date and Time
  • Policy Forum: July 26th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Azavea Corporation, 990 Spring Garden Street, 5th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19123
  • Reception: July 26th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Pyramid Club, 52nd floor, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Program:

An interactive discussion—bringing together national and Philadelphia-area business leaders, policy makers, the media and DNC delegates—to examine the ways that America can benefit from a focus on sustainability in three areas: High Road Workplace practices, the role that financial markets and impact investing can play in stimulating economic development and the economic benefits of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Forum will highlight the significant transition that American market-based capitalism is undergoing, where new rules, new values and new business coalitions are being forged to ensure future prosperity.
  • Presentations from Elected Officials (TBA)
  • Business Strategies for Building a High Road Economy (panel)
  • Responsible Capital – Investing in a Prosperous America (panel)
  • The Business Case for Environmental Stewardship and Clean Energy (panel)
Speakers and Panelists:
Denise BowyerDenise Bowyer, Vice President, American Income Life
Jon Carson, Vice President, Policy & Electricity Markets, SolarCity
Helena Durst, Chief Administrative Officer, Durst Organization
Eileen Fisher, Founder & Chairwoman, EILEEN FISHER
Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network
Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-founder, B-Lab
Matthew Patsky, CEO, Trillium Asset Management
Steve Sleigh, President, Sleigh Strategy, LLC.
Marilyn Waite, Sector Manager of Energy, Village Capital
Howard Williams, Vice President, Construction Specialties
(Source: http://asbcouncil.org/sustainability-forums-republican-and-democratic-national-conventions#RNC)

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