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Building Net Positive Sustainability Solutions

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Date and Time

Wednesday July 20, 2016
8:00 am-9:00 am PDT


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Many companies want to highlight the positive impacts of their products and services, but how can they do so in a credible way that encourages both business and sustainability benefits?

“Net positive” is the concept of business putting back more into society and the environment than it takes out. Several leading companies have made corporate commitments to attain net positive goals in the coming years. However, there is no commonly accepted approach for companies to measure and report on net positive claims, which increases the risk of a fragmented and unaligned movement with duplicated efforts.

That’s why BSR is helping launch the Net Positive Project, a new initiative that aims to help companies generate and demonstrate positive impacts on society and the environment. To that end, the initiative will develop a credible, aligned net positive approach with a common set of principles, methodologies, and best practices.

The Net Positive Project is a collaboration among BSR; Forum for the Future; the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), which is based at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and 15 companies from sectors such as technology, food and agriculture, retail, consumer products, chemicals, and materials. Some of these companies already have net positive commitments; others are simply exploring how to enhance and demonstrate the positive impacts of their products and services.

This webinar will:

  • Explain the concept of net positive
  • Introduce the Net Positive Project and its future scope of work
  • Feature companies explaining their interest in and experience with net positive approaches

Speakers

  • Claudine Blamey, Head of Sustainability, The Crown Estate
  • John Frey, Sustainable Innovation Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Zoe Le Grand, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future
  • Greg Norris, Co-Director, SHINE
  • Jennifer Silberman, Vice President, Sustainability and Wellness, Target
  • David Korngold, Associate Director, BSR

A ‘Net Positive’ Future Is Within Reach: Introducing the Net Positive Project

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A ‘Net Positive’ Future Is Within Reach: Introducing the Net Positive Project

Our new project aims to align approaches, principles, and tools for a net positive movement, where companies go beyond mitigating their negative sustainability impacts to create a net positive impact on society, the environment, and the economy.

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Can Net Positive Help Inspire a Race to the Top?

Blog

Can Net Positive Help Inspire a Race to the Top?

"Net positive" is a way of doing business that puts back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than it takes out. Can this approach inspire a race to the top?

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