Annual SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit 2013

May 10, 2013 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ryan Hall at UMass Boston
100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA 02125
$100; $125 Regular Registration (after April 15)
Katrina Kazda





Friday, May 10th, 2013 : Ryan Lounge, UMass Boston

On Friday, May 10th, 2013 join the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for our 2nd annual SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit and 24th annual SBN Sustainable Business Conference featuring Keynote Speakers Judy Wicks, Co-Founder of BALLE and  author of the new book Good Morning, Beautiful Business!, David Levine, Co-Founder and CEO of American Sustainable Business Council, Gilda Nogueira, President and CFO of East Cambridge Savings Bank and Senator Jamie Eldridge!

The remarkable growth of the sustainable business movement has opened up new opportunities for strengthening existing networks, building partnerships, and discovering new solutions to the economic challenges of our time.  For the first time last year, SBN  created and tested an innovative conference design that transformed our traditional annual Conference on Sustainable Business into the SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit–a dynamic and interactive one-day gathering that brings together many of New England’s most successful entrepreneurs, community organizers, local funders, nonprofit leaders, and academics. The intention of the Summit is to not only strengthen and connect local business leaders and networks but to result in concrete actions that build our local economy.

The 2nd annual SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit:
Business Partnerships: The Building Blocks of the New Relationship Economy

Friday, May 10, 2013
8:30 am to 5 pm

Ryan Hall at UMass Boston


At the Sustainability Leadership Summit, you will learn from local and regional sustainable economy pioneers who are changing the way the world does business.  Our esteemed keynote speakers are:

  • Judy Wicks, Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder of BALLE, Founder of SBN Philadelphia, Founder of White Dog Cafe, a sustainable eatery, and author of the new book Good Morning Beautiful Business!
  • David Levine, Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), former Director of Sustainable Economies at the Environmental Health Fund, Founding Director of Continuing Education & Public Programs at The Graduate Center, and Founder and executive director of the Learning Alliance
  • Gilda Nogueira, President and CEO at East Cambridge Savings Bank, member of the East Cambridge Savings Bank Board of Trustees and Clerk of the Board of Investment, Clerk of the East Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Legal & Regulatory Committee Member and Federal Liasson Committee Member.
  • Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Senator for Middlesex and Worcester Districts, Vice Chair of the Environment Committee. This year, Senator Eldridge helped pass legislation creating the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission to make sure our communities have clean, safe drinking water for generations to come, in addition to sponsoring many other important environmental bills such as the E-Waste Bill, which will vastly reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals leaching into landfills from e-waste disposal.

The Summit features over a dozen incredible local leaders who will lead in-depth educational breakout sessions on a variety of subjects in SBN’s 5 topic areas or Pillars of a Strong Local Economy:

  1. Building Strong Local Economies and Vibrant Communities through Local First Networks
  2. Growing the Green Economy
  3. Deepening the Local Ecosystem of Business to Business Relationships
  4. Raising Capital for Localized Economic Development
  5. Transforming the Local Food System


SBN’s Sustainability Leadership Summit is an invitation only event.  In order to register you need to have received a personal email invitation which is yours exclusively.  If you or someone you know would like to attend however, we encourage you to apply by emailing us the following information:

  • Name
  • Name of the business/organization/community group they represent
  • Title/relationship
  • Products or services provided by the business/organization/community group
  • Why they are interested in attending the SBN Sustainability Summit/what they hope to accomplish by attending.


We ask that you clear your calendar for the full day. The Sustainability Leadership Summit has limited enrollment and we’d prefer not turn away people who can be there for the whole event.

For more information on our Annual Leadership Summit, visit our full event page here.

Join us for a day of connection, sharing, learning and, most important, advancing our movement in New England and beyond.

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