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!
CEO of Initiative for a Competitive Inner City & Former Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Founder & CEO of The Williams Agency
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 map »
- Summit Fees: $95 Members / $120 Non-members
- Sustainable Workshop Fees: $25
- Presenting Sponsor: $3,000
- Lead Sponsor: $1,500
- Supporting Sponsor: $500
- Community Sponsor: $300
Summit Breakout Sessions: Five Pillars of a Strong Local Economy
Local:Passing a Passion for Extraordinary Customer Service from Generation to Generation
- Michael Kanter & Emily Kanter of Cambridge Naturals
Green: Growing a Green Culture – The Key to a Sustainable Business
- Tom Dunn of Eastern Bank
- Jane Matlaw of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Stephen Moore of BlankSlate Design
- Anne Sherman of Staach, Inc.
Public Policy: Divest Now to Save Our Plant and Invest Now to Build our Community
- Michael Green of the Climate Action Business Association
- Dan Flannery of Balanced Rock Investment Advisors
- Chloe Kuh of Green Century Fund
Community Capital: Nurturing the Local Business Eco-System
Local Food: 50 By 60–A New England Vision for Food
- 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