event details

Thursday, December 1, 2016

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Event program

Carlson School of Management
Private Dining Room
321 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Event Materials

Agenda (PDF) »

Speaker Biographies (PDF) »


Greg Downing, Target (PDF) »

Catherine Gunsbury, General Mills (PDF) »

Kimberly Kupiecki, Dow Water & Process Solutions (PDF) »

Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute (PDF) »

Amy Skoczlas Cole, S3 Strategies (PDF) »


Wenck Associates


Host sponsor



Andersen Corporation


sustaining series SPONSORs

American Engineering Testing

Bolton & Menk, Inc.


Fairview Health Services

LHB, Inc.


business and environment series: Trending in our backyards: a community-based path to business sustainability

about the program

People, planet, and profit – in order to truly build sustainable communities, we need to focus on all three. “Community” can mean a lot of different things, especially when talking about private sector roles in place-based sustainability. Businesses are beginning to venture beyond their individual sustainability operations to explore partnerships at the city and community level. A handful of American corporations are already making bold and unique moves in public-private partnerships that will further their bottom lines and increase transparency.

During this session, participants explored the emerging trend of localized approaches to sustainability and the vital role businesses play to create stronger, healthier communities. By exploring three resource areas – water, energy, and food – businesses can got a sense of their role in advancing sustainable communities. 


Examples of localized SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

For questions about the program, contact Dani Schurter at 612-334-3388 ext. 8107.