How would we recognize Capitalism 2.0 if we saw it? Is it time for a “Gold Standard”?
Are you working to incorporate sustainability into a business strategy? Are you frustrated or confused by the multitude of standards and where to direct your energy? Can you imagine how your customers, suppliers and investors feel? Is the sustainability movement being hampered by this lack of clarity? Is there a better way to reach Capitalism 2.0?
DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2013 (registration closes on Feb. 4th)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., 34th Floor, Toronto
FREE LIVE WEBCAST & twitterchat #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
Join us on February 7th as author and sustainability change agent Dr. Bob Willard explores cutting edge research on an emerging “Gold Standard” to recognize a truly sustainable enterprise – an enterprise that will lead us to Capitalism 2.0. During this interactive discussion Bob will highlight:
- The global effort to define new standards, principles, indicators, and metrics for a sustainable enterprise
- Why the current rankings of the most sustainable companies are not helpful
- Why important stakeholders are anxiously awaiting a better model to assess companies
- Why companies that have already started to set Gold Standard-like goals have achieved greater profitability, resilience and cultures of innovation
- Bob’s own suggested environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria for a Gold Standard
This session will provide a sneak peak into where sustainability is going – for those who are serious about staying ahead of the trend, this event is a must attend.
* GROUP BREAKOUT session:
Each group will come up with several criteria of their own to assess an organization’s sustainability performance.
Lead Media Partner
Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our twitter chat facilitator
Capitalism 2.0 Strategic Advisor
Michael Townsend (Founder and CEO Earthshine Solutions) will co-host our twitterchat from London, UK
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:10 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:10 – 5:40 pm: Presentation by Dr. Willard
5:40 – 6:00 pm: Small group breakout session
6:00: – 6:30 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks
Bob Willard is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies. Willard applies his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to engage the business community in proactively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities associated with environmental and social issues.
Willard has authored four books: “The Sustainability Advantage”, “The Next Sustainability Wave”, “The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook” and now “The New Sustainability Advantage”. In addition, his two DVDs, two interactive spreadsheets, numerous webinars, and extensive Master Slide Set provide capacity-building resources for champions of sustainability. They provide quantified business justification for embracing sustainability strategies and proven guidance on how to transform organizations into sustainable enterprises. Willard holds a BSc from McGill University, and an MEd and PhD from the University of Toronto.
He serves on the advisory boards of The Natural Step Canada, Learning for a Sustainable Future, and Durham Sustain Ability. Willard is a member of the Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario, the Durham Region Roundtable on Climate Change, and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
Thanks to our Promotional Partners: