Partner Events

We are excited to host a series of convening partner meetings on Monday, February 13, prior to the start of GreenBiz 17. Please note that separate registration is required for each of the following events.

Redefining Corporate Value

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Details: This event will look at the next frontier of corporate sustainability leadership, with an eye toward understanding how and what we measure and value influences our ability as a society to transform systems upon which we depend from unsustainable to truly sustainable. Attendees will learn about the leading work of the WBCSD in this space, including the Natural Capital Protocol, the Social Capital Protocol and the Redefining Value Program, as well as cutting-edge, applied research from Arizona State University. Recognizing that we have moved beyond the era of business as usual with token sustainability efforts, the program will center on what it takes to catalyze change in the heart of the world’s leading businesses to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This is an invitation only event. If you would like to learn more, please contact Emily Grady ([email protected]).


The Climate Group

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

The Climate Group is collaborating with Arizona State University, World Business Council on Sustainable Develop and GreenBiz on a special breakout session focused on business’s role in sustainable city growth. The Critical Role of Business for Sustainable Cities session will support the EP100 corporate commitment program by bringing experts to speak about the importance of corporate leadership by example in cities around the world.

Please RSVP interest to Johanna Goetzel, Head of Member Engagement North America [email protected].

Tackling Issues Across Supply Chains

Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Details: This day will contain a series of TSC members and TSC invited participant workshops highlighting the following "take action" challenges. We will discuss the work to-date and next steps with each category: visibility into commodity supply chains focusing on ag metrics; building partnerships to address risks and drive progress focusing on deforestation and seafood; gaining consensus and standardization across stakeholders and sectors focusing on animal welfare and chemicals; discussion of commodity mapping pilots and new common web tool; and TSC Common Chemical Criteria Task Force meeting (only members of CCCTF).

*Please note that this event is for The Sustainability Consortium members only. Visit the event page here to learn more and register.

GRI Reporters’ Summit

Location: Arizona State University SkySong Conference Center, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details: The GRI Reporters’ Summit is a one-day symposium designed to offer practical solutions, support and networking opportunities for sustainability reporting professionals. Connect with your peers, learn best practices and get practical solutions to support your reporting needs, with special rates available for GOLD Community members. Enter discount code RSNAFP to save 15%.  Visit the event site for more information and to register.

Presidential Climate Leadership Summit

Location: Tempe Mission Palms, 60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

Date & Time: Monday, February 13, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Details: Join Second Nature for the largest national gathering of higher education presidents and chancellors committed to bold climate action. The 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit is designed for campus sustainability teams, including specialized content for presidents, faculty, and staff. The Summit will focus on climate commitments, actions, and innovations by colleges and universities in the U.S. and how to accelerate progress in this field. See the agenda here. Register online with the access code DAYPASS to receive our GreenBiz partner rate.


Principles for Net Positive

Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 East Marriott Drive, AZ 85054

The Net Positive Project works for a world where companies drive financial success and create "Net Positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out. Learn more here.

This workshop will focus on the draft set of Principles we have developed to guide the Net Positive movement and is a chance for members of the wider stakeholder community to provide us with feedback.

At the session you will:

  • Meet influencers from organisations across a range of sectors that are part of the Net Positive movement
  • Try using the draft principles to guide decision making in your organisation
  • Share challenges and learn from others who are implementing Net Positive goals

Lunch will be served. Learn more and register here.