2023 Schedule

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Thursday, Sep 21
10:00am — 11:00am
Spotlight Track- Commons on Champa
149 attending

The “Green” Space is Gray: How to Get Clear on Sustainability & ESG Goals

Although the concepts of “sustainability” and “ESG” may feel like commonplace, these movements are still relatively new, with the term “ESG” being coined less than 20 years ago. So much is unknown in these spaces and best practices have yet to be defined. As purpose-driven organizations, we are all building and implementing our programs while we are still learning about the space. If you don’t have it all figured out yet, don’t worry. The truth is: no one does. Join us as we discuss why the “green” space is actually a gray space.

Our panel of experts will share tips for navigating the uncertainties faced while defining and tracking towards sustainability and ESG goals, as well as how to create programs of impact that will satisfy your consumers.
Henry Hughes, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Bobos
Carol Shu, Senior Manager of Global Sustainability, The North Face
Christine Yeager, Former Director of PMO Sustainability, Coke

With this session, attendees will be able to:
Embrace the “gray”, while leading with confidence to a greener future
Have a framework on how to develop a CSR/ESG program and story that satisfies consumers and internal stakeholders, while ensuring alignment
Navigate uncertainties in the ESG/CSR space with insights and strategies for effectively navigating the ever-changing landscape of sustainability and ESG.