BizNGO Conference

2016 Agenda

2016 Agenda

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 Adjourn