WNSF Seventh Annual Sustainability Leadership Summit in New York (October 5th)

Sustainability: We get it… now what?

Date:October 5, 2010

Time:12 noon to 6pm (Registration at 11:30, Lunch at noon, Reception at 5pm)


The Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
between 45 and 46 Streets on First Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Join 200 women leaders from the world’s premier companies, as we enter a critical phase in sustainability momentum, to co-create a picture of success for the next phase of sustainability development, preparing women executives to take the helm!

By now, business and the public alike have all heard a lot about sustainability and how business can help us achieve it. We all get it! But do we? Are we walking the talk? (See more below)

Speakers include:

Ray Anderson : Founder and Chair, Interface
Frances Hesselbein: Chair, Leader to Leader Institute; Chair, Study of Leadership, West Point Military Academy; former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA
Wendolyn Holland: Senior Advisor, Commercialization and Deployment, US Department of Energy
Roelfien Kuijpers: Managing Director, Global Head, DB Advisors, Deutsche Asset Management
Teresa Tritch (Moderator): Member, Editorial Board, New York Times
Charlene Wall-Warren: North American Sustainability Manager, BASF Corporation
Alicin Williamson: SVP, Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, MTV Networks

2010 Summit Sponsors to date include: Avon Products Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Con Edison, Corporate Citizenship Inc., Intel, The McGraw-Hill Companies, MJLilly, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., Pfizer, Pizza by Cer té, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TIAA-CREF.

For sponsorship information contact: info@wnsf.org

Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future
A non-profit 501c3 organization

With expectations for sustainability higher than ever, we’ll examine how to harness this heightened awareness to deliver a higher level of performance for ourselves, our organizations–and the world at large, asking:

  • How does business develop long-term strategies to think globally and act locally in today’s environment?
  • How does business work with different kinds of partners or even competitors to make a difference?
  • How are customer values changing? What can companies do to keep up?
  • What are the lessons learned from businesses creating new jobs in the expanding sustainability arena?
  • How do engaged employees continue to help companies develop and implement their sustainability strategies? What keeps employees involved and enthusiastic?

A panel of leading businesswomen will address these issues based on real-life, practical experiences. Participants will have the chance to work in small groups to examine their companies’ current sustainability agendas and brainstorm ideas about how they can harness momentum to drive business results.

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