BizNGO Conference

2016 Conference

Measuring Progress to Safer Chemicals

Desired Outcomes

  • Understand latest trends and strategies in improving management of chemical hazards.
  • Share best practices and identify common challenges in measuring progress to safer chemicals.
  • Understand value of common standard for chemical hazard assessment.
  • Brainstorm potential collaborative projects for developing and improving these metrics.

Featured Topics

December 7, 2016

  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz
    • Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter
  • Pain Points in Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
  • Inventorying Chemicals & Materials -- from Red Lists to Full Material Disclosure
  • Investors & Purchasers Leading Demand for Metrics on Corporate Chemical Risks

December 8, 2016

  • Keynote Speaker: Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Partner, Safer Made; and Senior Advisor and Board Member, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
  • Moving to a Common Standard for Hazard Assessment
  • Metrics for Safer Chemicals Management – from Theory to Practice
  • What’s Coming in 2017!

Wednesday – December 7, 2016

8:00am-7:00pm

8:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 Welcome – Mark Rossi, Executive Director, Clean Production & Chair, BizNGO

9:30 Keynote: Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz

10:30 Break

11:00 Pain Points in Transitioning to Safer Chemicals

  • Moderator: Tim Greiner, Pure Strategies
  • Presenters:
  • Panel discussion followed by small group discussions

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Inventorying Chemicals & Materials -- from Red Lists to Full Material Disclosure

  • Moderator: Amanda Cattermole, Cattermole Consulting
  • Presenters:
    • Scott Echols, Technical Director, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
    • Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface, Inc.
  • Panel discussion followed by small group discussions

2:45 Break

3:15 Investors & Purchasers Looking for Metrics to Measure Corporate Chemical Risks

4:15 Keynote: Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter

5:30 Reception & Poster Session

7:00 Adjourn

Thursday – December 8, 2016

8:00am-5:00pm

8:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 Welcome – Beverley Thorpe, Consulting Program Manager for Networks and Advocacy, Clean Production Action 

9:15 Keynote: Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Partner, Safer Made 

10:00 Break

10:30 Moving to a Common Standard for Hazard Assessment

11:15 Small groups: Hazard Assessment

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Metrics for Safer Chemicals Management – from Theory to Practice

2:15 Small groups: Measuring Chemical Footprints

3:00 Break

3:30 What’s Coming in 2017

  • Moderator: Mark Rossi, Executive Director, Clean Production Action & Chair, BizNGO
  • Panelists:
    • Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO, Breast Cancer Fund
    • Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
    • Ken Geiser, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell

5:00 pm Adjourn


Speakers

*Gregg Renfrew, Founder & CEO, Beautycounter

*Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Inc.

* Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Partner, Safer Made

Mark Rossi, Executive Director, Clean Production Action; and Chair & Founder BizNGO

Tim Greiner, Co-founder and Managing Director, Pure Strategies

Jennifer Reece, Sustainability & Compliance Materials Program Manager, HP Inc.

Linda Gallegos, R&D Research, Levi Strauss & Co. 

Kyle Tafuri, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Hackensack University Medical Center 

Amanda Cattermole, Founder and CEO, Cattermole Consulting

Scott Echols, Technical Director, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) 

Mikhail Davis, Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface, Inc. 

Richard Liroff, Executive Director, Investor Environmental Health Network

Danielle Jezienicki, Impact Manager, Sonen Capital

Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Troy Virgo, Director of Sustainability, Shaw Industries

Antonio Quinones-Rivera, Product Safety and Sustainability Manager, GOJO Industries

Megan Schwarzman, Research Scientist, University of California Berkeley 

Tom Lent, Policy Director, Healthy Building Network

Boma Brown-West, Senior Manager, Consumer Health, Environmental Defense Fund 

Michelle Turner, GreenScreen Program Manager, Clean Production Action

Cheri Peele, Research Associate, Clean Production Action

Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO, Breast Cancer Fund 

Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control 

Ken Geiser, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell

*keynote speaker


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