Green Buzz: Taking Care of Business

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Taking Care of Business
By Joel Makower
Chairman & Executive Editor

On April 28, we’ll be holding another in our series of VERGE Salons — high-energy, day-long events focused on unlocking the business opportunities at the convergence of technology and sustainability.

The focus of VERGE Salon London is Supply-Chain Transparency and Traceability, the technologies and business practices that can increase visibility into supply chains to reduce risk, increase resilience and ensure that companies and products are meeting customers’ — and society’s — expectations.

Wherever you are in the world, you can join in. Register to watch the free virtual livestream here. If you can’t attend the livestream, signing up will ensure that you get full access to the archive presentation following the event.

Sustaining America’s Cities: While we’re touting live events, I’m excited about our next one, on April 21. The topic: Sustaining America’s Cities: The Role Businesses Can PlayIn this free, hour-long webcast, current and former sustainability directors from three major U.S. cities will share their experiences in setting strategy and developing public-private partnerships. I encourage you to register to attend.

PE International Becomes thinkstep, Launches Software Platform

thinkstep introduced, its next generation platform to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of energy, environmental, compliance, and sustainability management. Available in Q3, it comprises the data foundation and more than 70 software applications, supported by thinkstep professional services. Click here to learn more.

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