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The Conference Board – 15th Annual Sustainability Summit

June 22, 2016 - June 23, 2016

The Paris Climate Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in “the Sustainability Era.”  The most pressing socio-economic, geo-political, demographic, corporate governance, and customer demand challenges affecting business all tie to sustainability considerations. The Conference Board’s Sustainability Summit will help sustainability professionals and other top executives to think like a CEO in understanding critical risks, opportunities, trends, and organizational needs and their vital links to strategic approaches to sustainability that will support enduring business success. The Summit will also help Sustainability Professionals identify which of the myriad of proliferating requests for ratings, rankings, standards, surveys, and transparency initiatives will be most germane in addressing critical sustainability challenges. It will help participating companies to steer away from reactive demands of the moment to target the most pressing, business-critical and strategic sustainability issues their company should prioritize.

The Sustainability Summit uniquely integrates the thought leadership provided by the Conference Board and its partners and corporate members. This creates a business led event that promises to deliver first rate insights combined with real experience. Attendees can expect to be in the company of leading practitioners from business with minimal involvement from NGOs, consultants, and others.

Session Topics Will Include:

  • The role of business in building the world’s sustainable infrastructure and architecture
  • Establishing the financial and competitive advantage of sustainability for the business
  • Developing the business opportunities and key priorities in embracing the sustainable development goals
  • Saying no – identifying what ratings and rankings and standards are vital and which are not
  • Building innovative, sustainability “moon shots” for your company


Confirmed speakers:

  • Marillyn Hewson, Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin
  • Lisa Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Apple
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


For a more on the agenda and registration details, visit the conference site.


June 22, 2016
June 23, 2016
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