More than half of the Fortune 100 and more than two-thirds of the Global 100 have set GHG emissions reduction commitments, renewable energy commitments, or both. The global transition to a lower carbon economy is accelerating due to rising public concern about climate change. As a result, corporations are now becoming more focused on integrating sustainability into business strategy to account for economic, societal, and environmental concerns. This large-scale trend presents an opportunity for companies to demonstrate leadership on broader corporate sustainability and climate commitments.
SSC President Jennifer Woofter has been invited to speak on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the University of Maryland Smith School Business Summit on the topic of “The Business Case for Sustainability: Overcoming Obstacles to Implement Sustainable Practices.” This panel, one of several, will cover the topic of sustainability from a variety of perspectives, and we're looking forward to sharing insights from the consulting industry.
The Summit as a whole will be covering, “Innovative Strategies for an Uncertain Economy: Insights from the Washington, DC Area’s Best” and you can expect to hear from several diverse panels, including: consulting; marketing analytics; healthcare; sustainability; finance and more!
If you are in the area, please plan on joining us at the Annual Smith School Business Summit on Friday, March 8, 2013 (2 - 7:30 p.m.) at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The Smith School Business Summit provides an opportunity for the entire community to engage in compelling discussions on currents trends and strategies. The event will open with a keynote address, followed by a series of expert panels, and conclude with a networking reception.
For further information and to register please visit the event website: www.rhsmith.umd.edu/SSBS. We suggest registering soon to reserve your seat since space is limited. We hope to see you there!