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Action 2020

When:
June 25 –
June 26, 2014 | 8:15AM – 4:00PM
Where:
165 Whitney Avenue, Evans Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Cost:
See registration details
Organizer:
USBCSD & CBEY

Scaling great projects for major impacts

Scale Up

Join other United States and World Business Council for Sustainable Development members and colleagues on June 25th & 26th at Yale University to focus on scaling great projects for major impacts. Sessions facilitated by council members and Yale faculty will address the challenges, successes, disappointments and lessons learned about the process of bringing projects to scale.

 

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Agenda Themes

ACTION 2020: PRIORITY AREAS AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Action 2020 is a WBCSD-led platform for actions by business to achieve meaningful sustainable development results on key priority areas defined by science. The US BCSD is using Action 2020 as a framework to drive great projects to achieve great impacts.

NONMARKET STRATEGIES & THE NEW CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Regional circular economy projects around the country - including the newly launched Austin Materials Marketplace and Detroit Reuse Opportunity Collaboratory - are inspiring and enabling US businesses, entrepreneurs, and municipalities to leverage nonmarket strategies and pave the way towards a landfill-free future.

TELLING THE STORY OF SUSTAINABILITY
Weaving a thread through the complex relationships between CSR reporting and project storytelling; stakeholders' interests, hopes, concerns, and skepticism; and the work of bringing sustainability projects to scale.

MEASUREMENT, VALUATION AND INTEGRATED REPORTING
The WBCSD is launching a Redefining Value initiative aimed at measuring natural and social assets and costs to compliment financial metrics. The goal is to give managers additional information to help them make business decisions based on a fuller picture of costs and benefits. We will hold a discussion to explore this project in a US context.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CUSTOMER
How can we move towards a data-driven understanding of your customer base to enable greater scale up? And how can we discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior?

PRISONER'S DILEMMA: ENERGY-WATER-FOOD NEXUS
Growth forecasts say that business, cities, agriculture and nature are going to have to share and care for a range of critical resources. Understanding these complex systems and our interconnected roles is a demanding challenge. How can we work together to solve this prisoner's dilemma and open doors for shared understanding and compromise?

URBANIZATION, MOBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
How can projects that are addressing urban planning, energy efficiency in buildings, and urban mobility on a macro level utilize cities as a lab to introduce, test and deploy new ideas and methodologies that promote sustainability in the urban environment?

 

Registration details

REGISTRATION FEE
US BCSD or WBCSD Member: $495
Government/Academic/NGO: $375
Non-Member: $550
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VENUE
Yale School of Management
Edward P. Evans Hall, Yale University
165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

If you have any other questions, feel welcome to contact Daniel Kietzer at the US BCSD at 512.981.5417.

 

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