SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS FORUM:

“Beyond Financials:
Assessments, B-Corps Certification, and Triple Bottom Line”

Hosted By:

Washtenaw Community College

DATE:

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION:

Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

How does one know there’s value beyond profits? How can businesses promote value beyond price? How can buyers trust the authenticity of a business’s sustainability practice? SMSBF invites business, non-profit and community leaders, as well as educators and others as we tackle and provide answers to these questions and more at our upcoming, “Beyond Financials”.

Today’s globalized, single bottom line, “shareholder value” system is reaching its limits. Its replacement – the emerging sustainable, triple bottom line business model – is still being defined. There is, however, a growing body of knowledge that’s useful for assessing sustainable business (SB) value.

“Beyond Financials” will survey what’s being used to assess sustainable value, delving into such topics as: the history of assessments and certifications, how assessments fit together and inform marketplace decisions and what the future holds for the assessment landscape. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore B-Corps certification, which a growing number of buyers have come to trust as the mark of a sustainable, triple bottom line business.

Admission includes access to the event, heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our Agenda for the Forum:

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6:00PM – 6:30PM Registration, Appetizers, and Networking
6:30PM – 6:45PM Opening Remarks & Introductions
6:45PM – 7:30PM Assessments and Triple Bottom Line Value
7:30PM – 7:45PM Networking Break
7:45PM – 8:30PM The Value of B-Corp Certification
8:30PM – 9:00PM Panel Discussion and Wrap-Up

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Interested in Sponsoring or Hosting a Sustainable Business Forum Event?

These events are designed to attract an audience of decision-makers in sustainability arena, primarily from across Michigan. We encourage participation from a range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, banking, finance, insurance, health care and governmental sectors. Sponsorships provide valuable visibility and networking opportunities. Please contact: Mike Shesterkin, President
at (734) 464-8353.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and event attendees! Without the support of our sponsors, the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum could not exist.