The Evolving Metrics for Corporate Sustainability: Beyond Water, Waste & Energy
A unique opportunity for sustainability leaders to come together and learn about new sustainability metrics that will change the future of sustainable development.
DATE: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W. (King & Bay), 34th Floor, Toronto
LIVE WEBCAST & TWITTER CHAT #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 EST
Passion isn’t enough to create a more sustainable world. The metrics of corporate sustainability must change. We need to better define sustainability in a holistic way that goes well beyond simply reducing waste, water and energy. The goal of corporate sustainability must be broadened to include improvements in labour practices, reductions in supply chain toxicity, protection of biodiversity and innovation that leads to cradle to cradle solutions.
Join us on April 4th as Dr. Feltmate shares a cutting edge Sustainable Development Index (SDI) that will soon become the standard that progressive companies use to set goals and drive new behaviours towards greater sustainable performance.
During the event you will learn:
- What the future holds for the way that companies measure and report their sustainability performance
- How to instantly understand and explain your sustainability performance
- Why you are improving or falling behind on your environmental, social or economic performance
- How truly transparent reporting will transform entire sectors
- Concrete techniques to define and apply an SDI using a specific case study example
Dr. Blair Feltmate is Associate Professor, and Director of Sustainability Practice, in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.
Positions he holds include: Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Project – Canada; Chair, Pollution Probe; Co-Chair, WeatherWise, City of Toronto; Co-Chair, Greening Greater Toronto; Senior Advisor, Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association; Board Member, Ontario Securities Commission’s Environmental Reporting Advisory Committee; and Board Member, Sustainable Hamilton.
Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Dr. Feltmate was Director of Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation, and before that he was Vice President of Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal. Earlier in his career, Dr. Feltmate spent twelve years developing sustainable development programs for two dozen multi-national companies and industry associations in Canada and the US.
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. Feltmate
5:40 – 6:00 pm: Small group discussion/brainstorming
6:00: – 6:30 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks
Lead Media Partner
Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our twitter chat facilitator. Sign up for our LIVE FREE WEBCAST today.