The SBN Sustainability Leadership Summit

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SBN and ThinkLite are pleased to present our 26th Annual Sustainable Business Conference and Sustainability Leadership Summit!

On Friday, May 15, 2015, please join us and over 100 business and community leaders who share similar values, to enhance and make real our vision for a sustainable planet. This year’s Summit is a half-day affair with Sustainable Workshops offered in the afternoon. See the details and agenda below!

Announcing Our Keynote Speakers!

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                                 Steve Grossman             Nicola Williams                Glynn Lloyd

Steve Grossman (Left) CEO of Initiative for a Competitive Inner City & Former Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Nicola Williams (Center) Founder & CEO of The Williams Agency

Glynn Lloyd (Right) Managing Partner of the Boston Impact Initiative, Founder & CEO of City Fresh Foods

What: The SBN Conference consists of a Leadership Summit and Sustainable Workshops.

–The Summit is an interactive half-day gathering that brings together many of New England’s most successful entrepreneurs and community leaders with the purpose of developing new partnerships and collaborations that build the local, green and fair economy of the future.
–The Sustainable Workshops are open to everyone who is interested in building a sustainable economy that is local, green, and fair.

When: Friday, May 15, 2015
8:00-12:30 pm Sustainability Leadership Summit
1:30-4:00 pm Sustainable Workshops

Where: Lesley College, Brattle Campus
Washburn Auditorium, 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Price: Summit Fees: $75 Members early bird, $95 after April 15
$95 Non-members early bird, $120 after April 15
Sustainable Workshop Fees: $25

Presenting Sponsor–$3,000
Lead Sponsor $1,500
Supporting Sponsor–$500
Community Sponsor–$350

Summit Breakout Sessions: Five Pillars of a Strong Local Economy
Local – Passing a Passion for Extraordinary Customer Service from Generation to Generation featuring Michael & Emily Kantor of Cambridge Naturals                       

Green - Growing a Green Culture–The Key to a Sustainable Business featuring Tom Dunn of Eastern Bank                                    

Public Policy – Divest Now to Save Our Plant and Invest Now to Build our Community featuring Michael Green of the Climate Action Business Association  

Community Capital – Nurturing the Local Business Eco-System featuring Glynn Lloyd of Boston Impact Initiative 

Local Food – 50 By 60–A New England Vision for Food featuring Karen Spiller of Food Solutions New England

Sponsored by:


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Summit Agenda:

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introduction
8:50 Keynote Speakers
9:45 Breakout Sessions on Five Pillars of a Local Economy
*Local First
*Green Economy
*Public Policy
*Community Capital
*Local Food

11:00 Open Space
12:00 Closing Comments and Open Space Reports
12:30 Lunch