Future of Business Speaker Series - People, Planet, Profit
Join Sustainable Connections for our new Future of Business Speaker Series; three evenings of educational and inspirational keynote speakers, Q&A panels of local and regional experts followed by relaxed and engaging networking with the best and brightest business owners and professionals in the Northwest. This year's speaker series will focus on Triple Bottom Line business practices exploring people, planet and profit and how your business can define and achieve success in these three critical areas.
The Future of Business Speaker Series focuses on how businesses can integrate the much referenced Triple Bottom Line business practices into everyday operations.
This third session will focus on one of the integral parts of the triple bottom line: PROFIT. Join Keynote Speaker, Vincent Stanley of Patagonia as he showcases how his business focuses on PROFIT in relation to his Triple Bottom Line.
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Sustainable Connections Members: $40.00
General Public: $45.00
Group discount pricing for 5 or more attendees from 1 business. Contact Mark for details, Mark(at)sconnect.org.
Keynote Speaker: Vincent Stanley, Patagonia
Vincent StanleyVincent Stanley, Patagonia's long-time chief storyteller, co-authored the book In The Responsible Company, along with Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia. Vincent draws on 40 years' experience and knowledge of current efforts by other companies, to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time.
In his keynote presentation, Stanley will recount how Patagonia, step by step and misstep, has made its work progressively more responsible, and now shares what it has learned with companies as large as Wal-Mart and as small as the corner microbrewery. He will describe some simple, crucial steps businesses can take to thrive in an uncertain economy while reducing their social and environmental harm. He argues the need for companies to: Reduce their environmental footprint (and its skyrocketing cost); Make legitimate products that last; Reclaim deep knowledge of their business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come; and Earn the trust (and business) they need by treating their workers, customers and communities fairly and with respect. Vincent will also share tips on how companies of all sizes can use sustainability reporting to further their sustainability efforts as well as their financial bottom line. Vincent is the perfect person to help bring our 2014 Future of Business - People, Planet, Profit Speaker Series to a close.
Local Business Members will lead a Q&A session and panel discussion.
Andrea Leebron Clay, Mt. Baker Care Center
Kathy Herndon, VSH CPAs
Reid Frederick, Whatcom Educational Credit Union
Ted Mischaikov, Healthy Pet
4:00 pm Opening Remarks (Yay! You're here!)
4:15 pm Keynote Speaker (Thank you Vincent!)
4:45 pm Q & A Panel (These businesses know what they're doing.)
5:15 pm Interactive Session (Let's learn from each other.)- Topics include:
Cash flow management
Employee profit sharing
Marketing your sustainable practices
The new consumer agenda
Creating differentiation - opportunities
Leveraging sustainability leadership
Developing a profitable sustainability strategy
5:45 pm Closing Remarks (Don't worry, we're not quite finished.)
5:50 pm Open Networking featuring fine food from Crave Catering and beverages provided by Kulshan Brewery.(Let's get this party started.)
Broadway Hall (View)
Bellingham, WA 98225
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