Monthly Archives: May 2012
With 68% of the S&P 500 reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2011, corporate sustainability practices have become the new baseline, so companies are looking to sustainable design to advance their environmental leadership. The World Resources Institute is in the process of releasing new Scope 3 carbon emissions guidelines, including – for the first time – a more standardized way to measure product carbon footprint. Environmental Product Declarations, or industry-specific product environmental assessments (LCAs), are also gaining momentum. Measuring and reducing the impact of an organization’s products and services across the full product lifecycle is at the forefront of sustainability professionals’ conversations.
If you’re interested in sustainable product design, join us for a conversation at Dassault Systèmes on their new LEED Gold campus in Waltham. This event will be hosted by Asheen Phansey, Dassault Systèmes’ North American Sustainability Leader and Sustainability Product Manager for the 3DS SolidWorks brand.
Date: June 27, 2012
Location: SolidWorks, 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Cost: Free for NIB Members; $10 for Non-members
The brewing industry touches on many sustainability(green/ESG/CSR/etc) issues, from agriculture to recycling and community building to energy use. Net Impact is bringing together a group of individuals from the beer industry to talk about their experiences and perspectives on sustainability, highlighting how these issues are both disparate in meaning and implementation. Come for an evening of interesting insights and good beverages.
Date: Tuesday May 15th
Location: Mead Hall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 02139
Cost: $10 Members/$15 Non-Members – includes light appetizers.
Please contact Lotus Samuel with any questions or suggestions.