Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston Eighteenth Annual Conference
I have not been to a Responsible Business Association of Greater Boston, oops, I mean the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston in quite a while. Perhaps this year I'll make it to this meeting. I encourage those from other networks like NetImpact, Green Drinks, KSG's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative that may not be familiar with this organization to check it out. You may make some good connections.

When and Where
May 17, 2007
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Lenox Hotel Back Bay Boston

SBN Business Members: $70 ($95 after April 30)
Non-SBN Business Members: $95 ($120 after April 30)

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Sustainable Business: Redefining Success !

We invite you to join us in the longest running local conference on sustainable and socially responsible business. Our first conference was held in 1989 and each year this event brings together business leaders from the Boston area and other parts of New England to share best practices and learn about how our businesses can help build a sustainable world.

Keynote Speakers
The 18th Annual SBN Conference will feature three well-known and respected leaders in the movement to help build a culture of sustainability in our communities. These excellent speakers will raise important issues which will serve as a platform for others interactive parts of this event.

Greg Watson is a long-time environmental activist who recently was appointed to the position of Assistant Secretary for the Department of Clean Energy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He will be speaking about the plans of the administration of our new Governor, Deval Patrick, and how small businesses can participate in these initiatives.

Juliet Schor is a professor of sociology at Boston College and a highly respected author. Her research over the last ten years has focused on issues pertaining to trends in work and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women's issues and economic justice. Schor's latest book is Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture.

Hazel Henderson is an author, worldwide syndicated columnist, and a consultant on equitable sustainable human development and socially responsible business and investment. She will be speaking about her latest book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.

Topics include:
Plenary Panel: Growing Local Value
Small Group Discussions on Greater Boston Local First Campaigns, Business Summit for a Sustainable Boston, Best Practice, Carbon Offsets and Global Warming, & Zero Waste
Plenary Panel: Best Practices: What Large and Small Businesses Can Learn from One Another

Check out the full Agenda Here.

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