BizNGO Annual Meeting

BizNGO Annual Meeting 2018 Setting Goals & Driving Progress

BizNGO Annual Meeting 2018 Setting Goals & Driving Progress

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Krutch Theatre, Clark Kerr Campus at University of California Berkeley


  • Networking: made new and deepened existing relationships.
  • BizNGO Work Groups – Alternatives Assessment, Chemicals, & Policy: highlighted work from the past year and set the stage for work in 2019.
  • Goals & metrics: highlighted the value of goal setting & metrics, and identified next steps for moving this work forward.

December 4

8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

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

9:30 Setting Audacious Goals

10:45 Break 

11:15 Small Group Discussions - Setting audacious goals for chemical footprint reduction 

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Chemical Footprint Project: Demonstrating Leadership

  • Facilitator: Sally Edwards, Senior Research Associate, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Cristina Indiveri, Senior Director of Environmentally Preferred Sourcing, Vizient
  • Philip Ivey, Global Strategic Sustainability Leader, Milliken’s Global Floor Covering Division
  • Cheri Peele, Senior Research Associate, Clean Production Action
  • Lauren Zulli, Environmental Materials Senior Engineer, Herman Miller

2:15 Small Groups Discussions - Calculating chemical footprints 

3:00 Break

3:30 PFAS – Demands for Safer Alternatives

  • Facilitator: Sue Chiang, Pollution Prevention Director, Center for Environmental Health
  • Holly Davies, Research Services, King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Jen Jackson, Toxics Reduction & Healthy Ecosystems Programs Manager, San Francisco Department for the Environment
  • Meredith Williams, Deputy Director, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

5:00 Reception

December 5

8:00 Registration & Optional Breakfast Topic Table: Responsible Corporate Decision-making and Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals (EDCS)

  • Shari Franjevic, Clean Production Action
  • Nicole Acevedo, Elavo Mundi Solutions
  • Carol Kwiatkowski, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

9:00 Welcome: Cheri Peele, Senior Research Associate, Clean Production Action

9:15 Transparency: Rising or Declining – the Evolving State of Government Policy

  • Facilitator: Ansje Miller, Director of Policy & Partnerships, Center for Environmental Health
  • Gretchen Salter, Strategic Advisor, Safer States 
  • Kay Gebhardt, Senior Scientist, Sustainability and Authenticity, Seventh Generation
  • Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA

10:30 Small Group Discussions - Importance of transparency 

11:00 Break

11:30 Hazard Assessment in Standards

  • Facilitator: Shari Franjevic, GreenScreen Program Manager, Clean Production Action
  • Erin Gately, EPEAT Conformity Assurance Senior Manager, Green Electronics Council
  • Alexandra Muller, Manager for the Living Product Challenge Program, International Living Future Institute
  • Wes Sullens, Director for Building Codes Technical Development, US Green Building Council
  • Wendy Vittori, Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaboration

12:30 Lunch 

1:30 Small Group Discussions - Hazard assessment in standards

2:30 Break

3:00 The Power of Purchasing: Retailers

4:30 Adjourn