BizNGO Annual Meeting

BizNGO Annual Meeting 2018 Setting Goals & Driving Progress

BizNGO Annual Meeting 2018 Setting Goals & Driving Progress

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December 4-5, 2018

University of Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus Krutch Theatre


  • 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: take goal setting and metrics to next stage of development with best practices and alignment to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

December 4

9:00 Welcome

9:30 Setting Audacious Goals

  • Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action
  • Joel Sigler, Kaiser Permanente

10:45 Break 

11:15 Small Group Discussions

  • Setting audacious goals for chemical footprint reduction.
  • What do you think of a chemical footprint reduction goal of 50% by 2030?
  • What are your concerns with such a goal?
  • What do you like about such a goal? 

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Chemical Footprint Project: Demonstrating Leadership

  • Sally Edwards, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Cheri Peele, Clean Production Action
  • Philip Ivey, Milliken & Company (invited)
  • Lauren Zulli, Herman Miller (invited)
  • Cristina Indiveri, Vizient

2:15 Small Groups & Report Backs

  • What examples of chemical footprinting are you aware of?
  • How can BizNGO support NGO and business efforts at calculating chemical footprints?

3:00 Break

3:30 PFAS – Demands for Safer Alternatives

  • Facilitator: Sue Chiang, Center for Environmental Health
  • Jen Jackson, San Francisco Department for the Environment
  • Hollie Davies, King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (invited)
  • Meredith Williams, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

5:30 Reception


December 5

9:00 Transparency: Rising or Declining – the Evolving State of Government Policy

  • Ansje Miller, Center for Environmental Health
  • Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation
  • Terri Goldberg, Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (invited)
  • Sarah Doll, Safer States (invited)

10:30 Break

11:00 Hazard Assessment in Standards

  • Facilitator: Shari Franjevic, Clean Production Action
  • Erin Gately, EPEAT
  • Wes Sullens, USGBC (invited)
  • Wendy Vittori, Health Product Declaration Collaboration
  • Alexandra Muller, International Living Future Institute

12:30 Lunch 

1:30 Discussion: Hazard Assessment in Standards

2:30 Break

3:00 The Power of Purchasing

  • Paul Ashford, Anthesis
  • Bob Himler, Rite Aid
  • Mike Schade, Mind the Store Campaign
  • Ron Jarvis, Home Depot (invited)

4:30 Adjourn