Come hear two different outlooks from our distinguished panelists; Jean Cantrell, Head-Government Relations-Signify, and Timothy Blaney-Consultant/Speaker/Sales Professional.
No longer can companies solely consider a single economic bottom line and expect to be industry leaders. However, those that consider the three responsibilities of social well-being, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity as a triple bottom line can differentiate and elevate themselves amongst competitors. Economic drivers do have their role in sustainability decision making, but developing a business case for sustainability incorporates much more than this. Hear how each company factors the social and environmental aspects into its decision making process, and the organization benefits realized due to this broader approach.
Some issues that will be explored:
• What the business case for sustainability look like across industry and company sizes
• The WHY behind implementation of sustainability programs
• Case studies of projects that enhance the triple bottom line
• How employee buy-in and engagement impacts the realization of sustainability benefits
Friday, November 8, 2019
Topic: The Business Case for Sustainability
R H White Construction Inc
49 Central St, Auburn, MA 01501
8:00am – 8:30am Registration/Introductions
8:30am - 9:30am-Speaker Presentations
9:30am – 9:45 am – break
9:45am – 10:30am – Panel Discussion
Non-Member Price -$100.00 dollars
Jean Cantrell-Head of Government Relations- Signify
A government relations veteran of 32 years, Jean Cantrell currently serves as the head of government relations for Signify. Before joining Signify, Jean was leader of Philips Electronics state government affairs program, a position created in mid-2009. Prior to joining Signify, Jean managed state government affairs programs at Dun & Bradstreet, Circuit City, EDS and HP.
Jean’s current responsibilities include developing and executing strategies to maximize Signify’s relationships with federal, state and local governments as policymakers, regulators and customers. In addition to managing public policy issues for the company, Jean works closely with Signify in support of the company’s government business.
Jean hails from Oklahoma where she attended Oklahoma City University graduating with
Bachelor of Music and Master of Performing Arts degrees. She has a Washington
Representative certificate from George Washington University, is a graduate of Rutgers
University State Government Relations Institute and the Public Affairs Council Institute.
Timothy Blaney- Territory Manager - AIM
Tim is an experienced sales professional and consultant who has always put a strong focus on what it takes to bring an idea from a thought to fruition. Throughout his career the emphasis has always fallen on bringing value to the companies and individuals he works with. He has helped multiple startups struggling to take their business to the next level by assisting them with building a community around their common goals and ideology. Stressing the importance of mentorship and systematization throughout this process has allowed him to help turn companies into brands. He also has a passion for helping companies of any size in the state of Massachusetts connect with other industry leaders while identifying where there may be knowledge gaps and how to resolve them. When businesses come together and unite over a common cause the potential for success increases dramatically.