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Green Innovation in Business Network: Solutions Lab 2010 - Fayetteville, AR
Friday, November 5, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
Solutions Lab 2010 - Fayetteville
Launching the next generation of environmentally sustainable business
Join other suppliers and sustainability experts at a unique one-day workshop for the retail supplier community. Whether you are just starting out on the road to sustainability or well on your way, this event will help you explore key questions, such as:
- How can I get, and stay, ahead of the curve?
- How can I apply sustainability and transparency to create value for my business?
- Where are the latest opportunities to reduce waste, lower operating costs and improve quality and consumer trust?
We invite you to attend the Green Innovation in Business Network's Solutions Lab at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. The Solutions Lab, presented by the Environmental Defense Fund’s Innovation Exchange, Ashoka, and the Applied Sustainability Center at University of Arkansas, provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and with your colleagues about how to advance environmentally sound practices in your business while saving money and increasing profits.
The 2010 Solutions Lab-Fayetteville is part of a series hosted by leading businesses including Best Buy, Bloomberg, eBay, and Microsoft.
Fred Bedore - Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability, Walmart
Zach Freeze - Senior Strategy Manager, Environmental, Safety and Health Compliance, Walmart
Vonda Lockwood - Director, Store Innovations & Sustainability, Walmart
Lea Jepson - Director, Sustainability, Global Sourcing, Walmart
Catherine Greener - Co-Founder, Cleargreen Advisors
Chip Jones - Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Dean Foods
Sean Stephan - Director, Sustainable Supplier Solutions, Waste Management
Greg van Buskirk, Ph.D. - Research Fellow, Manager, Product Development, Clorox
Jon Johnson, Ph.D. - Co-Director, Sustainability Consortium, University of Arkansas
Michelle Harvey - Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund - Bentonville Office
- Network with peers and industry leaders
- Explore Opportunities — Brainstorm innovative approaches to problem solving and create new business opportunities
- Take Action — Decide on next steps for leveraging sustainability to add value to your company
Participants from last year's unconferences reported that the events provided them with an invaluable opportunity to network and share ideas with other innovators who are leading sustainability efforts in their companies. For a list of the innovators who attended the 2009 events, please click into the attendee page of the Green Innovation in Business Network Wiki.
We would like to encourage participants to share rides and take public transportation when possible. To post ride needs and offers, please visit the public transportation and ride share page of the GIBN wiki for more information about ride-sharing and public transportation options to this event.
*The Solutions Labs are designed using a unique format in which participants guide the content of the day based on their most pressing needs and interests. We will use your input to frame the sessions, prioritizing time for networking, idea generation, and the development of action-oriented next steps.
Are you interested in becoming a GIBN Solutions Lab Supporter? For more information on the benefits and options for supporting our efforts, please visit our Wiki page on How to Become a GIBN Supporter or contact Dave Witzel or Odin Zackman.
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