United States Business Council for Sustainable Development

Making Markets, Moving Markets

January 11-12 at Duke University in partnership with the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment


Business leadership is using market mechanisms to help solve the biggest sustainability challenges - from carbon to water, circular economy, ecosystems and a range of other complex issues. These market solutions are moving the needle in the right direction, but continue to encounter challenges in: 

Scaling Up Action and impact

Driving shifts in financial markets

identifying & passing barriers to market solutions

Join the US BCSD; Duke Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment; and leading companies like Ingersoll Rand, General Motors, Monsanto and Fairmount Santrol on January 11-12, 2017 at Duke University for hands-on work sessions on existing and emerging markets, and in identifying the priorities for new marketplace innovations.

On the Agenda

Exploring the role of innovation, organization and human capital in Making Markets and Moving markets. 


What does it take to Make Markets and Move Markets? Plenary and breakout sessions led by Duke University faculty and staff, and US BCSD sustainability practitioners will explore the role of three key themes: innovation, organization, and human capital. We'll examine US BCSD activities in Materials, Water, Energy and Ecosystems through the lens of each of these themes to identify opportunities to scale and accelerate action, and opportunities to apply new market mechanisms and innovations. Speakers and facilitators will include a mix of leading companies like AllianceBernstein, CSX Transportation, and GM; staff and faculty from Duke University; and US BCSD staff. Additional agenda details and speaker announcements will be added on an ongoing basis.

Day 1

Day 2

Who should Attend

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This conference is designed to engage sustainability practitioners from across sectors, including business, academia, government and NGOs. All current and prospective US BCSD members and colleagues; and Corporate Eco Forum members and colleagues are encouraged to attend. Faculty, staff, businesses and organizations connected to Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment are also encouraged to join us. US BCSD meetings typically attract 100+ leading sustainability practitioners from around the US and world.

US BCSD members include:

How to Attend

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Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

100 Fuqua Drive, Durham, North Carolina 27708



Attendees can register for the conference using the options below.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Daniel Kietzer at the US BCSD at kietzer@usbcsd.org or 512.981.5417.