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Democratizing Sustainable Business

International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Greater NYC Chapter

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

Democratizing Sustainable Business

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You are cordially invited to our kick-off of ISSP-NYC’s Sustainability in Action!

Sustainability in Action focuses on initiatives advancing sustainability practices at the local and regional level. For this inaugural event, we are delighted to present Dani Glaser, Founder and CEO of Green Team Spirit LLC, who will discuss the inspiring success story Westchester Green Business. WGB is a model program of local public/private partnership and green business engagement.

Sustainability drives business performance and competitive advantage. Yet why aren’t more businesses adopting a sustainable platform? Concerns often heard include: “going green is too expensive,” “not enough time and resources” or “only large companies can afford it.” Collectively, the business sector (commercial and industrial) has the potential to make a significant impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and resource waste. What would it take to motivate the entire business sector to transition toward sustainability? Dani Glaser will share how the Westchester Green Business program is designed to make sustainable business affordable and accessible using a collaborative, peer-sharing approach. This success has led the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to invest in the expansion of WGB as a replicable model for New York State businesses.  

Dani Glaser is the Founder and CEO of Green Team Spirit LLC. Her inspiration to start the company in 2008 stemmed from her research to develop a green business engagement program for Westchester County. She discovered that companies that were successfully incorporating environmental sustainability into their core mission were those that combined strong executive support, a diverse green team and systems for measuring and tracking results. She found that most case studies were from large, global organizations, so the opportunity was to create a program to help organizations of any size and type to achieve their sustainability goals in an “easy” and affordable manner. 

Glaser’s company developed the proprietary GTS Toolkit© to facilitate the successful integration of sustainable practices into company operations. The GTS Toolkit© contains templates, resource links and step-by-step guidance to set policy, take action and measure performance in the areas of organizational commitment, energy, transportation, materials management – waste/recycling and green purchasing, water, and land use.

Glaser’s company provides the licensed GTS Toolkit© and expertise to Westchester Green Business (WGB), a public/private partnership between The Business Council of Westchester and Westchester County Government. WGB has been recognized by New York State (NYSERDA) as a replicable model and is now available to all NY State businesses. Glaser also works with local governments, extending her expertise to the municipal sector.



Networking / Registration:    9:00am – 9:30am

Presentation & Discussion:  9:30am – 10:30am


Join us for a captivating discussion and networking with sustainability professionals!

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited - register today!  


ISSP-NYC thanks EcoVadis for their generosity in sponsoring this event.


For more information on this event and the ISSP Greater NYC Chapter, contact Mark Wolf at 646.926.0348 or send an email to

Have questions about Democratizing Sustainable Business ? Contact International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Greater NYC Chapter

When & Where

WeWork Co-Working Space, Conference Room 4A
450 Lexington Avenue at 45th Street
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Greater NYC Chapter

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association of sustainability professionals. We work to make sustainability standard practice through empowering professionals to advance sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe. As a professional association, ISSP improves the skills of sustainability practitioners through education, knowledge sharing, research, and professional credentials.  Join ISSP!

The Greater NYC Chapter was founded to help professionals in our area advance the sustainability practices in the organizations where they work / volunteer and to deepen understanding of these issues within the broader community.  See our chapter page for events and information.

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