TechTalks from event: Green Initiatives Conference 2011

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  • Is Your Organization Positioned to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change? Authors: Daniel Kreeger,Executive Director,Association of Climate Change Officers
    This session examines the risks and opportunities related to climate change for businesses, nonprofit institutions, and governmental organizations and explores the emerging role of the climate change officer. It is critical for organizations to have strong executive-level leadership that is empowered to leverage resources and personnel throughout the organization. Given the far-reaching implications of climate change for industry and government, there is a need to examine organizational structures and culture, to establish an empowered climate change leadership functionincluding a dedicated climate change officerable to engage all organizational components, and to incorporate climate change response into job descriptions and expectations.


  • Implementing an efficient E-Waste program at your Company Authors: Mike Enberg, e-Stewards Enterprise Manager, Basel Action Network
    BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, we confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world's toxic waste and pollution on our global village's poorest residents. At the same time we actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises -- banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products. Responsible recycling for electronics Recycling e-Waste the right way E-Waste Regulations E-Stewards enterprise program


  • Bringing Corporate Social Responsibility to Life Authors: Donna Capizzi, Director Global Health & Safety, Covance Amber Harrison, Director Corporate Social Responsibility, SITA Brigitta Witt, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Hyatt
    Balancing expectations from customers, employees & stakeholders &setting realistic strategies and goals. How publicly should companies commit to the CSR objectives? If they publicly commit and don't achieve them, is that bad? If they don't publicly commit and still achieve their goals (but don't tell anyone) is that enough? What's better/worse?