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EO Impact Day – Reimagine Success
December 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Businesses have a vital role in building a sustainable future. Experts say we have to make drastic changes to avoid catastrophic changes to our planet. But it can be done if we reimagine “business as usual”.
As entrepreneurs, we passionately fight to overcome any challenge that comes in our path to achieve our goals. Climate change continues to exacerbate the frequency and severity of natural disasters affecting millions of people and exposing businesses around the world to numerous risks. What actions can businesses take to mitigate these risks and take advantage of new opportunities? What is our responsibility and how can we combat climate change?
EO Impact Day on Wednesday, Dec 9th will focus on the Planet. We have leading experts sharing their case studies, experiences, and ideas in leading sustainable businesses and organizations that walk the talk.
1 hour and 30 minutes
8:00 – 9:30 am Eastern Time, 9 December 2020
What to expect:
- Peer networking
- Inspiration and new ideas
- Impactful storytelling
- Climate change resources (general and for your business)
Some important topics:
- Zero Carbon– Successful businesses will embrace the clean technologies that now exist to replace fossil fuels.
- Minimize Space – Sustainable businesses will help us reduce our impact on land, employing new technologies to produce as much as possible from as little as possible, growing crops on already deforested land, logging, and managing forests selectively.
- Return the Ocean to Good Health – Future businesses will respect the ocean as a resource that belongs to us all, only taking what it can naturally replace.
- Eliminate Waste – Next-generation businesses will design their product lines to fit within circular economies.
One of the most damaging elements of today’s society is the quest for perpetual growth at all costs. A reinvented model of ‘business as usual’ will allow us to thrive and grow sustainably, adapting within the finite world around us.
Our first speaker is Gonzalo Munoz. Named by the Chilean Presidency and the United Nations as the High-Level Climate Action Champion for the COP25 of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), its role is to mobilize climate action among world actors, as well as assessing the presidency of the COP. Before this role, co-founding and directing TriCiclos, one of the most recognizable Latin American companies in circular economy and recycling. Inspired by 10 years of leading traditional enterprises in the food chain where testimonials of the residues generated by the industries in all the value chain, from its origins TriCiclos can offer various services that should be applied circular economy in all types of industries or sectors. Gonzalo launched Triciclos in Chile, located in Brazil, and currently operates in 13 countries, where his mission is to develop new designs of products, processes, operations, and cultures for a world without disabilities. TriCiclos also has the first business in converting to Business B certified North America. Gonzalo is also a co-founder of System B, of the Polkura wine, and is currently a member of the BLab Global board. Additionally, it is a member of the national, circular, and water-based economic assessors councils.
Following Gonzalo is Jay Coen Gilbert, Jay is co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world, and as a result society will enjoy more shared and durable prosperity.
And finally, Jennifer Case of EO San Diego. President and CEO of New Leaf Biofuel. She started her company in 2006 with a mission to transform the way commercial fleets fueled their vehicles. Fossil fuel prices were at an all-time high and for decades, the US has pursued endless wars to secure fuel from foreign sources. New Leaf Biofuel’s clientele has evolved over the years from private fleets who ran higher blends of their fuel to now being large petroleum distributors who are under a mandate to reduce the carbon intensity of their fuel. In California, nearly every gallon of diesel sold has between 5% and 20% biodiesel in it. In the last few years, they have grown their trading marketplace to also include other renewable fuels ethanol, and renewable diesel. She spends a lot of her time lobbying in Sacramento and Washington DC for policies that benefit renewable fuels and carbon reduction.
This is a Global event and it’s open to EO Member and Accelerators. Spots are limited!