Jul
18
Jul 19

"Expanding the Circle" at The Ohio State University

Join us on July 18-19, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University for Expanding the Circle, hosted in partnership with the Sustainable and Resilience Economy program. Through an exciting mix of plenary sessions, workshops and breakout groups, this event will explore four key themes:

Smart and Resilient Cities: Scaling Up Circularity

Human and Natural Systems in a Circular Economy

Cyclical and Resilient Supply Networks

Digital Platforms for Co-Creation of Value

Jun
25
Jun 29

Science in Support of Sustainable and Resilient Communities (ISIE & ISSST Joint Conference)

Andy Mangan will be speaking at the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) and International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) joint conference on "Science in Support of Resilient and Sustainable Communities" to be held at the UIC Forum in Chicago on June 25-29, 2017. Major sub-themes:

In addition to the US BCSD's Andy Mangan, other plenary speakers include:

  • Andrew Morlet, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Catherine Hurley, Argonne National Lab 
  • Chris Wheat, City of Chicago

For more information and to register, visit http://isie-issst2017.uic.edu/home.html

May
18
10:00 am10:00

Tennessee Environmental Show of the South

Daniel Kietzer will be presenting the Tennessee Materials Marketplace at the Tennessee Environmental Show of the South on May 18, 2017. Click here to learn more.

About the event:

The Environmental Show of the South is the largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow in the region. Its goal is to provide high-quality, low-cost environmental training as well as updates on government/industry developments and trends, with a particular focus on solid and hazardous waste issues. The 46th annual event will be held May 17-19, 2017 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, and will include speakers from leading environmental agencies, industry partners, law firms, and service providers.

Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

April Sustaina-brews in Austin, Texas

Join us at Hops & Grain on April 27th – 5:30 to 7:30pm – for our monthly networking series, Sustaina-brews. This casual event will bring together sustainability, zero-waste and environmental professionals in the Austin-area to talk shop and create community.

Mar
30
5:30 pm17:30

Sustaina-brews in Austin, Texas

  • Hops and Grain

Join us at Hops & Grain on March 30th – 5:30 to 7:30pm – for our new monthly networking series, Sustaina-brews. This casual event will bring together sustainability, zero-waste and environmental professionals in the Austin-area to talk shop and create community.

Jan
11
Jan 12

Making Markets, Moving Markets at Duke University

  • Duke University

Making Markets, Moving Markets | January 11-12, 2017 at Duke University


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.

Dec
5
Dec 6

Second Annual [Re]verse Pitch Competition

2015 [Re]verse Pitch winners, Brewnola, using spent brewery grain to create environmentally positive snack foods.

2015 [Re]verse Pitch winners, Brewnola, using spent brewery grain to create environmentally positive snack foods.

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables will turn. The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a social innovation program from the City of Austin, US BCSD and Impact Hub Austin to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. Entrepreneurs work with mentors & advisors to develop repurposing business ideas and compete for Innovation Prizes to help start their new venture.

This year's event starts on October 11th. For more information, visit:

Dec
2
10:00 am10:00

Imagine a Waste Free Manufacturing Sector with TEDxLA

 

Let’s make the phrase one person’s trash is another’s treasure a reality! This event will explore how the California manufacturing community can develop opportunities for material reuse. California generates over 11% of total manufacturing output in the entire United States and can create tremendous financial and environmental gain by designing a regenerative industrial system and moving towards a sustainable economy that decouples economic growth from natural resource consumption and environmental degradation.

Community Engagement

This event is focused on engaging the California sustainability, waste management, manufacturing, and entrepreneurial community to develop relationships and create actionable solutions to industrial by-products or otherwise underutilized materials. The half day workshop will include an introduction to the US Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Material Marketplace, a panel discussion featuring materials and sustainability experts, and breakout sessions to propose solutions for reuse opportunities in California’s manufacturing industry. Due to the intimate format, the event will be limited to 50 participants. Please go to http://materialsmarketplace.org/tedxla for more information and to apply.

Experience Scope

How can businesses help to create a more sustainable, circular economy? How can we reduce raw material use and encourage more sustainable materials management? What are the biggest obstacles to collaboration? Are there concrete actions we can take now to facilitate greater resource efficiency?

Participants will discuss these questions and learn about what steps their organizations can take to make a positive return to their bottom line and the planet!

Experience Goal

  • Educate and empower participants about material reuse opportunities
  • Develop a network of local industry leaders working towards a circular economy
  • Create a California marketplace for industrial materials

Time

Friday December 2nd from 10-1pm in the Los Angeles region. More details will be shared individually with registered attendees.

Oct
14
9:30 am09:30

Institutionalizing Resource Efficiency: A Roundtable Discussion

  • Washington DC

Co-hosted by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and World Economic Forum

The US BCSD will be joining the U.S. EPA and the World Economic Forum’s Systems Initiative on Environment and Natural Resource Security for a roundtable discussion with key global public and private leaders to discuss tangible solutions and systemic changes that help institutionalize sustainable materials management and resource efficiency.

The roundtable builds on the seven critical needs areas for institutionalizing resource efficiency and life cycle thinking that were distilled from the discussions during the U.S. EPA’s Workshop on the Use of Life Cycle Concepts in the Supply Chain to Achieve Resource Efficiency, held March 22-23, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia, as part of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency.

US BCSD members interested in receiving more information on the event are encouraged to contact us.

Oct
5
Oct 6

Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

US BCSD Executive Director Andy Mangan will be speaking at the 2nd Annual Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, October 5-6 in New York, NY. 

The summit, in partnership with Accenture Strategy, will convene innovative thinkers, practitioners and executives to address how businesses are embedding sustainability initiatives that are both good for business and good for society.

The conference will address critical issues in three important areas:

  • Driving profitability through social and environmental goals
  • Defining and measuring the business value of sustainable practices
  • Transformative game-changers: trust, digital and new business models

Learn more about the event and see who else is involved at http://www.bna.com/sustainable-business-summit-2016/

Sep
29
Sep 30

Expert Group Meeting: Implementation of an Eco-Industrial Park Initiative for Sustainable Industrial Zones in Vietnam

  • Hanoi Vietnam

US BCSD Executive Director Andy Mangan is one of 15 international experts traveling to Vietnam this September to discuss perspectives on the definition, standards, requirements, success stories and results of eco-industrial parks and industrial symbiosis from around the world.

Contact the US BCSD for more information about this event.

Sep
5
7:30 pm19:30

Session at IUCN World Conservation Congress

We'd love for you to join us for our panel session at IUCN on Monday, September 5th, 7:30 to 9:30pm.

 

Coastal restoration is about playing offense to protect our natural capital. And there’s good news: restoration has been demonstrated to fix landscapes degraded by agricultural and industrial activity, storm surge and subsidence, and also deliver outsized environmental, social and economic benefits. 

This session will engage participants in how to unlock the billion-dollar business case for landscape scale restoration using the power of private-public collaboration and a breakthrough model.

Located in the Business and Biodiversity Pavilion. Learn more here.

Austin Materials Marketplace: Matchmaking Session – buildings, and the spaces inside and outside
Aug
24
9:00 am09:00

Austin Materials Marketplace: Matchmaking Session – buildings, and the spaces inside and outside

The built environment, including buildings and the spaces in and around them, is one of the most active sectors within Austin city limits. Our city is buzzing with builders, designers, building owners & tenants, and folks creating and maintaining outdoor spaces. We thought it’d be a good idea to get everyone together to talk materials and see what new matches we can uncover.

Think of this event as speed-dating for materials, with the goal of finding matches for your materials available and/or materials needs. We’ll have a handful of tables set up around the room, organized around key business functions and their associated materials. 

Learn more at http://austinmaterialsmarketplace.org/events/

Speaking Engagement: GEMI Summer Meeting - Resource Efficiency
Jul
27
Jul 28

Speaking Engagement: GEMI Summer Meeting - Resource Efficiency

Daniel Kietzer, US BCSD and John Bradburn, GM will be speaking on the Materials Marketplace at GEMI's Summer Meeting on Resource Efficiency in St. Paul, MN. The meeting will examine tangible resource efficiency projects/examples from across industries, and explore steps sustainability leaders are taking to implement circular economy concepts in their businesses and create value. Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gemi-summer-meeting-resource-efficiency-registration-25796784878