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Sustainability Council I: Strategy & Implementation

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Every company needs to track, manage, and reduce its environmental and social footprint – in its own operations and in its supply chain. This Council is targeted at sustainability directors who grapple with these issues every day. Member companies span a wide range of industry sectors: aerospace, automotive, chemicals, electronics, food, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power, and more. Learn how you can contribute to your company's bottom line while implementing its sustainability strategy.

Council members explore how companies and industry leaders:

  • Establish the business value of sustainability and its impact on the bottom line
  • Develop and integrate goals and metrics into business objectives to reduce footprint and costs
  • Strengthen leadership involvement, risk management, incentives, disclosure, and reporting practices
  • Integrate sustainability principles into operations and supply chains
  • Establish robust processes for improving stakeholder engagement measurably
  • Facilitate benchmarking of leading sustainability practices

 We share ideas and best practices for integrating sustainability into business strategies and tactics.

  • Advanced Drainage Systems
  • Altria
  • Ameren Corp.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Boar's Head Provisions Co. Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Caterpillar
  • Central Garden & Pet Company
  • Chemours
  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • DPR Construction, Inc.
  • DTE Energy Company
  • Danaher
  • Deere & Company
  • Eaton
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Enviva
  • FMC Corporation
  • Fluor Corporation
  • GFL Environmental USA
  • Gates Corporation
  • General Motors Company
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • HDR, Inc.
  • JLL
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
  • Nielsen
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Southern California Edison Company
  • Target Corporation
  • The Hartford
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc.
  • Villanova University
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Waste Management Inc.
  • Waters Corporation
  • Yale New Haven Health System

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Director or VP level with direct responsibility for developing / coordinating sustainability initiatives in the company – involving communicating the value of sustainability related to reducing footprint, risk and cost. Membership is by invitation only.

Laurie Zelnio

Laurie Zelnio

Program Director, Sustainability Council I: Strategy and Implementation, and Sustainability Council II: Innovation & Growth
The Conference Board
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