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Future-proof Your Business: Understanding Business Strategy in the Face of Ecological Limits

05/11/2009 08:07 PM

Global Footprint Network is pleased to announce two sessions it will lead at the Sustainable Brands 2009 Conference in Monterey, Calif., May 31-June 4.

On June 4th, Global Footprint Network CEO Susan Burns will lead a special workshop on the topic Future-proof Your Business: Understanding Business Strategy in the Face of Ecological Limits. The workshop will help business leaders prepare for the key resource challenges humanity will face in the coming years, and uncover ideas and opportunities for pioneering the way toward a resource-efficient future. The discussion marks the first of our Global Footprint Dialogues, which will bring together leading thinkers and change-makers to foster the innovation we will need to end ecological overshoot.

On Monday, June 1st, 12:15 - 12:30 pm, Global Footprint Network Executive Director Mathis Wackernagel will speak on the subject:  Thinking Beyond Carbon; Understanding Carrying Capacity and the Full Ecological Footprint of Business.

The Sustainable Brands Conference is the premier place for business strategists, product designers and brand executives to stay on the cutting edge of the discussion about sustainability as a driver of business opportunity and brand value.  Both the program and the faculty serving this year’s conference are simply outstanding. I urge you and your team to consider joining me in Monterey to fuel your strategic thinking as well as strengthen your company’s sustainable design and brand communications skills. Click here to check out the stellar list of speakers. Click here to see the Conference Program. Click here to see who will be attending.

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The Ecological Footprint: Achieving Systems Change

05/08/2009 11:18 PM

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is pleased to invite you to a lecture on the Ecological Footprint by Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network, on Monday, May 18 at the IUCN headquarters in Geneva.

Dr. Wackernagel will speak about the Ecological Footprint, what it tells us and why it is more important now than ever. The current economic downturn has brought home the consequences of living beyond our financial means. But we are also living beyond our ecological means, and the time is upon us to take stock of our ecological balance sheet and right the books on our use of nature. Learn how the Ecological Footprint is helping to spark the systemic shifts and breakthrough thinking we will need for a sustainable human future.

The lecture is free to attend. Details are as follows.

Monday, 18 May 2009

17:30 Welcome by Christophe Bouvier, Director, UNEP Reigonal Office for Europe

17:35 Lecture by Mathis Wackernagel, Co-Creator of the Ecological Footprint and Executive Director, Global Footprint Network

18:30 Questions and Discussion

19:00 Reception

Where: International Environment House II
11-13 chemin des Anémones, CH-1210
Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: [41-22] 917-8326
www.environmenthouse.ch

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