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Factory as Forest: The Methodology, Measurement and Implementation behind a Move from Zero Footprint to Positive Impact

A world-first and SB exclusive, Biomimicry 3.8 and Interface will be sharing new content and ideas, that have not been publicly presented before, setting out the case for positive impact. The idea that zero footprint is an aspiration for business, is challenged, by establishing how positive impact is achievable swiftly and need not be thought of exclusively as a long-term goal.

Combining cutting edge thinking with real life applications you will learn how to assess net positive opportunities, in order to achieve net positive manufacturing. Deeper dialogue and learning is offered in the panel after the plenary. The panel will cover discussion of additional materials, and a tool that manufacturers and other businesses could apply to their businesses, to advance your own journey beyond zero footprint, to become net positive and truly sustainable.


Erin Meezan, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface

Nicole Hagerman Miller, Managing Director, Biomimicry 3.8

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