Workshop: Successful Strategies for Corporate-NGO Partnership in Amplifying Sustainability Campaigns

High profile initiatives like Science-Based Targets, RE100, Champions 12.3, and others rely on a steady drumbeat of news and content to demonstrate momentum, identify leading companies, and recruit new companies. Both companies and NGOs involved in these initiatives must contribute to the communications work, and the best campaigns play to each organization’s strengths. There is a symbiotic relationship between companies and NGOs—companies need NGOs to lend their commitments credibility, and NGOs need companies to prove viability of the sustainability commitment in question. There’s a lot that goes into a successful sustainability campaign, and this session will offer an overview of best practices and helpful tips for corporate sustainability professionals who support this work.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Location: Grand Sonoran H

WRI Speaker: Lindsey Longendyke

Plenary: From Doing Better to Doing Enough: Using Science and Context to Set Meaningful Targets

As corporate sustainability target-setting becomes increasingly integrated into core business decisions, agreeing to and implementing ambitious targets now reaches far beyond sustainability teams. With over 320 companies seeking Science-based GHG targets, and leading businesses pursuing context-based targets for impacts related to land and water use, the momentum toward targets that actually solve key sustainability issues is palpable. Join this GreenBiz 18 panel discussion hosted by WRI’s JP Leous to hear from business executives on how and why they set their sights on next-generation targets—and the challenges and opportunities they face.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:45am

Location: Grand Saguaro North & South

WRI Speaker: JP Leous