NEW YORK and ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg BNA today announced that the first West Coast Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit will take place in Seattle this year and will feature a VIP interview with Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Governor Inslee will discuss how his state is supporting a sustainable business agenda by developing a clean energy economy and actively promoting green job growth.
The Summit will be held on Thursday, June 15 at the AXIS Pioneer Square in Seattle from 2 – 6 p.m. To request an invitation, please visit https://www.bna.com/2017-Sustainable-Business-Summit-Seattle/.
The Summit will feature influential business leaders, including Starbucks CFO Scott Maw and Amazon's Director of Worldwide Sustainability Kara Hurst. Discussions will focus on key themes of sustainable business strategies and practices, sustainable finance and the role of family offices, and roadmaps for sustainable urban development.
The Summit will explore how corporations are integrating sustainable business practices into their strategies in areas such as supply chain management and renewable energy. The event will also touch on how sustainable finance is propelling the issuance of green bonds and the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics into investment strategies
"The Seattle and West Coast-based business communities bring long-term experience and innovative approaches to sustainability to the table," said Curtis Ravenel, Global Head of Sustainable Business & Finance at Bloomberg L.P. "We are looking forward to exploring how the region is driving the sustainability agenda forward, and what lessons can be learned for the rest of the country—and the world."
"We are excited to bring the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit series to the West Coast and particularly to Seattle, one of the nation's most sustainable cities," added Mike MacKay, president of Bloomberg BNA Plus. "An impressive lineup of business and government speakers will provide attendees valuable insights into how sustainability is successfully being put into practice in both the private and public sectors."
Additional speakers include:
- Vince Digneo, Sustainability Strategist, Adobe
- Alan Durning, Executive Director, Sightline Institute
- Jessica Finn-Coven, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Seattle
- John Kelly, Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility, Community and Public Policy, Starbucks
- Jan Koninckx, Head of BioFuels Business, DuPont
- Richard Woo, Chief Executive Officer, The Russell Family Foundation
The first West Coast Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Seattle is sponsored by Amazon and Edison Energy.
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