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The New Metrics of Sustainable Business
October 2015 Corporate Member Meeting
Hosted by Iron Mountain
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members are industry leaders who are united in search of the answer to one key question: How can their brand(s) prosper while leading the way to a better future. In addition to gathering in person at annual SB Conferences and other SB events, private member meetings provide an opportunity for members to connect face-to-face in an intimate, small group environment to share challenges, as well as innovative solutions to meeting their goal to successfully field market leading better brands.
Following the morning workshops at New Metrics '15 in the Royal Sonesta (requires a registration fee or use of a comp member pass as available), SB Corporate Members will shift over to the Member Meeting hosted by Iron Mountain at their Corporate Headquarters (free access to all members.) The meeting will run from lunch-time through roughly 6:30pm with dinner and additional discussion following.
In September 2014, members met to compare notes on sustainability KPIs and goal-setting, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of operating to and communicating around stretch vs. clearly achievable goals, discuss the development of a gold standard of sustainability metrics, and hear from select members some of the new ways they are measuring ROI from environmental and social impact initiatives.
This meeting will serve as an update to the discussion, with frank conversation about ongoing challenges in the areas of goal-setting, performance metrics, and practical tools useful in making progress on both a product level and a company level.
Morning Workshops at New Metrics '15 | Royal Sonesta
Recommended Workshops (These workshops will be relevant to our afternoon Member Meeting.)
Member Meeting | Iron Mountain
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Travel to Iron Mountain HQ & Check-In
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch at Iron Mountain HQ
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Executive Welcome Remarks & Member Introductions
-- What were your key insights either from this morning's workshops or from the past year related to your goal-setting work?
-- What questions remain unanswered?
2:30pm - 3:30pm
-- Preliminary results of the SB Corporate Member Goal-Setting Survey (30 min)
KoAnn Skrzyniarz - Sustainable Brands
-- Comparative Analysis of Leading Goal-Setting Methodologies (30 min)
Sandy Skees - Fenton
3:30pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Member Goal-Setting Cases
Helen Sahi - Avery Dennison / Bob Willard - Sustainability Advantage
Arlan Peters - Novozymes
4:45pm - 5:45pm
What Happens When Sustainability Programs Stall?
Why does it happen and what can we do about it?
Kevin Hagen - Iron Mountain
Cocktail Reception & Dinner | Harvard Club
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Break & Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm
REGISTRATION FOR NEW METRICS CONFERENCE & MEMBER MEETING
You can register for this Member Meeting as part of your New Metrics '15 conference registration here. Or if your are unable to attend the conference but would still like to attend the Meeting, you can register for the Meeting Only here.
Reminder, member discounts are available to all members, please contact us for your registration codes.
*Member meeting attendance is very limited. Register soon to secure your spot!