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Future 500

Future 500 Newsletter

February 2013

The bridge between corporations and NGOs


We are busy executing our 2013 plan to build bridges between corporations and NGOs around the pressing stakeholder issues we identified for 2013. One component of our plan and organizational mission is to continually educate corporate and NGO executives in the power and nuance of stakeholder engagement to advance solutions to sustainability challenges.

One way we do this is through strategic conference participation on the range of issues we engage on. This spring we will be involved in leading conferences in New York (Greenbiz in February), Orlando (Sustainability in Packaging in March), and San Francisco (Gamification Summit in April) – we hope you can join us!??

Please visit our Events Calendar for more information and discounts.

Latest News


GMO Labeling Campaigns – New Battlegrounds 

We identified GMOs as one of the Top 10 issues corporations and NGOs will likely engage over in 2013. After the recent defeat of California’s Prop 37, food activists and anti-GMO stakeholders are mobilizing in other states and attacking big brands. Read our latest blog post on the future ofGMO labeling campaigns


Danna Pfahl at The Auditing Roundtable 

Senior Director Danna Pfahl presented at the Auditing Roundtable Conference this week. She discussed current dynamics between corporations and environmental activists on energy and climate issues and implications for how auditors can help companies enable greater risk measurement and reporting transparency to inform business management and external shareholders and stakeholders. 


Meet our Staff 

This February our CEO Bill Shireman and our staff will facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions at the Greenbiz Conference in NYC and San Francisco. In March we are attending the Sustainability in Packaging conference in Orlando and Bill Shireman will speak about The Politics and Economics of Package Recycling Policies. These sessions will provide opportunities for all participants to better understand corporate-NGO dynamics on a range of issues and best practices in proactive and constructive stakeholders engagement.

At April’s Gamification Summit, Future 500’s Alok Disa and Kathrin Jansen will explore how innovative companies and NGOs are strategically employing game-thinking and game mechanics to engage stakeholders in problem solving.


Future 500 at the Sustainable Foods Summit 

Stakeholder Manager Brent Tarnow shares his insights from the recent Sustainable Foods Summit where guest speakers from around the world presented on food insecurity, waste, and sustainable packaging solutions. Learn more.


Looking for a Keynote speaker?

Future 500 works with a range of conference and event planners on organizing catalytic panels featuring speakers from our network of leading corporations and NGOs executives across the ideological spectrum on a range of challenging issues. Visit our Conference page for more information on speakers and topics. 


Sustainability in Packaging 

Sustainability in Packaging 2013, taking place March 13-15 in Orlando, FL, will bring together more than 300 key decision makers from America’s best known consumer brands, materials suppliers and packaging converters and manufacturers to focus on the ongoing sustainability challenge and the latest packaging innovations. Use code FUTURE500 when registering online  to save $150 off of the current conference registration fee. 

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