Roundtable Topics

Relevant meeting and speaker topics:
Each meeting focuses on particular topic or issue selected by and relevant to the specific group’s members. Meetings include both educational presentations by leading experts as well as facilitated peer-to peer roundtable discussions on real world challenges, best practices, and practical solutions from fellow members.

Our topics cover the broad spectrum of what sustainability in business is and can be.

In ongoing conversations with the region’s sustainability leaders, members, and guests, the following list emerged of priority topics of interest to local sustainability and CSR leaders.  The bold ones are the top issues according to member survey and will be addressed this year either in roundtable or in virtual presentation. 

  • Materiality Analysis (2015 Q1)
  • Sustainable Supply Chain (2015 Q2)
  • Sustainability Product Differentiation (2015 Q3)*new topic as of 7/2015
  • Water Crisis – Real Business Risks/Impact/Opportunities (2015 Q4)* new topic as of 7/2015
  • Circular Economy (2016 Q1)
  • Metrics, KPIs, & benchmarking 
  • Transparency versus the legal department (2015)
  • Employee Engagement
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Design for Environment (DfE)
  • Resource Management
  • Green Marketing
  • Frameworks (GRI, UNGC, etc) (2014)
  • CFOs and Sustainability (2014)
  • Sustainability reporting Trends (2014)
  • Near Zero Waste (2014)
  • Byproduct synergy (2014)
  • Talent Sustainability (2014)
  • Stakeholder engagement (NGOs, employees, vendors, leadership, investors, customers)
  • Bio-Based/Renewables
  • Certifications (products, buildings, organizations)
  • Conflict Minerals
  • New Technologies
  • ISO 14000, 26000, 50000
  • REACH, RoHS
  • Data collection
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Sustainability Ranks ex.DJSI

Check out our Year in Review to see what we explored in 2014

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