PSX opening and closing sessions are the perfect bookends to three days of intense learning. These sessions provide insight, inspiration, and motivation to achieve your professional goals.
Opening Session: What's Good for the Environment is Good for Business
Tuesday, October 18
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET
Deep ocean explorer and environmentally-conscious business strategist; grandson of the legendary explorer, Jacques Cousteau
Fabien Cousteau challenges you to develop innovative solutions to environmental problems by cultivating your own spirit of curiosity and adventure.
We are all connected by water, and Cousteau believes it’s something that should dictate the bottom line. In this illuminating presentation, Cousteau makes the connection between business and the environment—illustrating how corporate America’s contribution to the sustainability of the planet impacts the overall economy. He also shares how businesses can take a leadership role in the stewardship of our oceans while incorporating it into their mission statement.
Closing Session: Can Business Really Change The World?
Thursday, October 20
10:30 a.m.-Noon ET
Over the past few years, the private sector has stepped up its efforts to align sustainability with their products, processes, and policies. Why are they doing this? It's not simply about "doing well by doing good." There's a more fundamental shift taking shape, engendered by new technologies, business models, mindsets, and value chains. Will it be enough to create the change we want to see in the world? GreenBiz chairman and co-founder, Joel Makower, talks about what's working — and what's not — and what's to come.