Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
BASG Presents: Effecting Social Change at the Community Level
Ultimately, Sustainability is all about change. Remembering the three pillars, often too little attention is given to social responsibility. Bringing sustainability home, taking responsibility where our businesses operate, has the potential to create real shared value and sew the seeds of lasting change.
Come hear how our speakers are working to effect social change and create shared value.
Scott Richardson, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Project Bread - The Walk For Hunger. Scott will talk about targeting social problems at their root: Levers for sustainable change. View his profile at:
Richard Pearl, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship at State Street Corporation. Richard will discuss differences in the application of corporate citizenship at the community level, comparing the State Street Hong Kong location and the Boston location. Although the locations may have differences in context, how do they both embody the overall objectives for corporate citizenship of the company as a whole? View his profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-pearl/4a/139/a3
Greg Hills, Managing Director FSG. Greg will discuss how the concept of "Creating Shared Value" is
redefining the role of business in society. He will provide examples of global companies working around the world as well as U.S. companies creating shared value in local cities. He will share practical frameworks and lessons learned for practitioners to apply in their own businesses. View his profile at:
Becky Snow, Environmental Manager, adidas Group. Corporations invest in educational programs as part of their social outreach, and they value the synergies created by combining environmental and social objectives in a single program. Becky will present some research that tested the feasibility of a proposed Corporation-School Emission Reduction Partnership to help reduce GHG emissions and benefit schools and corporations. View her profile at: www.linkedin.com/in/beckysnow
Tuesday, January 7th, from 6 to 9 PM at the 4th Floor Kitchen, Cambridge Innovation Center
Time is short and we all need to learn a boatload, fast. One of BASG’s explicit goals is that we learn as much as we can from each other, where the very diversity of the group is one of our most valuable assets. Come join the discussion, or hang out and listen. Meet those folks working hard to do what you’re trying to do and your paths have not yet crossed. We have a great time and really want to meet you! Register XXXXXXXXX
Our format for the evening begins with informal networking followed by quick introductions all round before several lightening-speed presentations from knowledgeable folks. Using a modified IGNITE-style format, our speakers will share their experiences and then open the discussion.
We’ll end the discussion with time left for more networking and sharing info on other local events. Hope to see you there!
The Cambridge Innovation Center is at One Broadway, Cambridge. Visitors must comply with Venture Cafe attendance policies (see http://bit.ly/vc-credo for more details).
Admission $12 - includes Eventbrite service fees
Hope to see you there!
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Boston Area Sustainability Group
The Boston Area Sustainaiblity Group (BASG) is about bringing sustainability-minded professionals to share, learn, make new connections, and further the work of sustainability. BASG holds monthly meetings to explore important topics in sustainability. We're young and old from varying realms of sustainability -public, private, non-profit and academia. The very diversity of our group is one of our strengths. You can join our online discussion at www.basg.org.