Sustainable Development and Corporate Power to be Examined at Conference Board Environment and Sustainability Meeting April 24-25 in New York

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Conference Board

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts on the environment and
 sustainability will meet in New York to discuss business strategies for making
 products that accelerate the transition into sustainable development and
 appropriately address the increasing worldwide challenge to corporate power.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Environment Conference: "Sustainable
 Development and Corporate Power -- Products as Change Agents" will take place
 April 24-25 at the Marriott Financial Center in New York City.
     The meeting, held with the World Business Council for Sustainable
 Development, is the first ever corporate-sponsored and supported conference on
 corporate power in the context of sustainable development.
     The conference is being presented in association with KPMG, Ford Motor
 Company, Collins & Aikman, CERES, INFORM, and Tomorrow magazine.
     "The conference will focus on the corporate capacity to develop products
 that create competitive advantage while driving the shift to a more
 sustainable industrial culture," says Carl Frankel, Conference Program
 Director.  "The meeting will arm EH&S, environmental marketing and strategic
 planning executives, along with other corporate change agents, with tools to
 help them develop product strategies that support the sustainability
 trajectory."
     "Global Power and the New Rules of Engagement" will be the focus of the
 opening keynote presentation by Gjoran Lindahl, ex-CEO of the Engineering
 Multinational ABB and currently Chief Advisor to Kofi Annan on the Global
 Compact, a United Nations Initiative to Accelerate Corporate Social
 Responsibility.  Chuck Riepenhoff, Partner, Integrity Management Services at
 KPMG, will introduce Lindahl.
     The luncheon address, "Product Is as Product Does -- How One Company is
 Building Its Sustainability Credentials Around an Innovative Product," will be
 delivered by Mac Bridger, CEO, Collins & Aikman.
     The keynote address on the second day of the conference will be
 "Developing Products for the Poor," given by Stuart Hart, Professor of
 Business, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina.
     A discussion on products and sector transformation will include Bjorn
 Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Cliff
 Bast, Global Manager, HP Environmental Strategies & Solutions,
 Hewlett-Packard, Jil Zilligen, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives,
 Patagonia, Sue Mecklenburg, Director of Environment and Business Practices,
 Starbucks, and Paul Gilding, President, Ecos. Corp.
     "Making the Business Case" will be addressed by Eric Israel, Partner,
 KPMG, Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development, Dupont, Jan
 Liessens, Director of Environmental Control, Janssen Pharmaceutical, and Gil
 Friend, President & CEO, Natural Logic.
     "Delivering the Message" will be examined by Bob Massie, Executive
 Director, CERES & Chairman of Steering Committee, Global Reporting Initiative,
 Trygve Roed Larsen, Senior Vice President, Den Norske Veritas, Gary Mayo,
 Director of Environmental Affairs, Visteo, and Joanna Underwood, Executive
 Director, INFORM.
     A session on products and inclusion will feature Scott Noesen, Director of
 Sustainable Development, Dow Chemical, Francois Kaisin, Director of Quality,
 Environment and Safety, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, Myles Standish, Sustainable
 Agriculture Manager for Unilever, and Stephen Viederman, Executive Director
 (Retired), Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts on the environment and
 sustainability will meet in New York to discuss business strategies for making
 products that accelerate the transition into sustainable development and
 appropriately address the increasing worldwide challenge to corporate power.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Environment Conference: "Sustainable
 Development and Corporate Power -- Products as Change Agents" will take place
 April 24-25 at the Marriott Financial Center in New York City.
     The meeting, held with the World Business Council for Sustainable
 Development, is the first ever corporate-sponsored and supported conference on
 corporate power in the context of sustainable development.
     The conference is being presented in association with KPMG, Ford Motor
 Company, Collins & Aikman, CERES, INFORM, and Tomorrow magazine.
     "The conference will focus on the corporate capacity to develop products
 that create competitive advantage while driving the shift to a more
 sustainable industrial culture," says Carl Frankel, Conference Program
 Director.  "The meeting will arm EH&S, environmental marketing and strategic
 planning executives, along with other corporate change agents, with tools to
 help them develop product strategies that support the sustainability
 trajectory."
     "Global Power and the New Rules of Engagement" will be the focus of the
 opening keynote presentation by Gjoran Lindahl, ex-CEO of the Engineering
 Multinational ABB and currently Chief Advisor to Kofi Annan on the Global
 Compact, a United Nations Initiative to Accelerate Corporate Social
 Responsibility.  Chuck Riepenhoff, Partner, Integrity Management Services at
 KPMG, will introduce Lindahl.
     The luncheon address, "Product Is as Product Does -- How One Company is
 Building Its Sustainability Credentials Around an Innovative Product," will be
 delivered by Mac Bridger, CEO, Collins & Aikman.
     The keynote address on the second day of the conference will be
 "Developing Products for the Poor," given by Stuart Hart, Professor of
 Business, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina.
     A discussion on products and sector transformation will include Bjorn
 Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Cliff
 Bast, Global Manager, HP Environmental Strategies & Solutions,
 Hewlett-Packard, Jil Zilligen, Vice President, Environmental Initiatives,
 Patagonia, Sue Mecklenburg, Director of Environment and Business Practices,
 Starbucks, and Paul Gilding, President, Ecos. Corp.
     "Making the Business Case" will be addressed by Eric Israel, Partner,
 KPMG, Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development, Dupont, Jan
 Liessens, Director of Environmental Control, Janssen Pharmaceutical, and Gil
 Friend, President & CEO, Natural Logic.
     "Delivering the Message" will be examined by Bob Massie, Executive
 Director, CERES & Chairman of Steering Committee, Global Reporting Initiative,
 Trygve Roed Larsen, Senior Vice President, Den Norske Veritas, Gary Mayo,
 Director of Environmental Affairs, Visteo, and Joanna Underwood, Executive
 Director, INFORM.
     A session on products and inclusion will feature Scott Noesen, Director of
 Sustainable Development, Dow Chemical, Francois Kaisin, Director of Quality,
 Environment and Safety, Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, Myles Standish, Sustainable
 Agriculture Manager for Unilever, and Stephen Viederman, Executive Director
 (Retired), Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.
 
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