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Key Practice Area - Leadership Development - 2015 EHS Management Forum Bob Perkowitz
Key Practice Area: Leadership Development

2015 Forum - Path to Positive

Oct. 14-16, 2015

Bob Perkowitz explains how to create a measurable and lasting increase in sustainability awareness, understanding and action among their colleagues and senior management. Learn about ideas, examples, and tools to help you understand and engage your organizations and broader communities to help take leadership roles on sustainability in the business world.

If you're looking for new ideas to improve efficiency, manage risk or advance sustainability, you'll find inspiration through the interactive discussions and peer case studies the Forum delivers.


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Path to Positive: Getting People Excited to Solve Climate and Sustainability Challenges

The business world is changing. Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have.” For leading companies, it's a business management paradigm that impacts all business decisions and redefines their purpose. EHS&S leaders are more important now than ever to the business community's ability to turn the corner on what it means to be a sustainable company. In order to put their full weight behind this shift, EHS&S leaders must be able to catalyze engagement and inspire people throughout their companies, from the shop floor to the C Suite, to act. But how? Engage in a discussion with President of ecoAmerica, Bob Perkowitz as he talks about how we can better engage and empower our organizations to action, and shares examples of trigger points that have led to meaningful action for corporations.

  • Robert M. Perkowitz, President; ecoAmerica

Speaker Bio

Robert M. Perkowitz, President; ecoAmerica
Bob Perkowitz is founder and president of ecoAmerica, a non-profit that "starts with people" and uses consumer research and strategic partnerships to create large-scale engagement programs that build individual and institutional leadership for climate and sustainability solutions in America.

ecoAmerica's current research includes the American Climate Values 2014, and Communicating on Climate: A Guide. ecoAmerica programs include The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment; Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll; Nature Rocks; and the Sustainable Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center. ecoAmerica is currently launching the MomentUs initiative, which includes five sector-based programs designed to build leadership, institutional commitment, and collective action for climate solutions. MomentUs programs include: Blessed Tomorrow, Climate for Health, Solution Generation, and Path to Positive: Communities.

Bob sits on the boards of World Bicycle Relief, ClearPath Foundation, and Environmental Defense Fund, and is a past Trustee of the Sierra Club Foundation. In the for profit sector, Bob has served as President of Cornerstone Brands Inc., Smith+Noble LLC, VivaTerra LLC, Joanna Western Mills, Inc. and Home Fashions, Inc. His extensive for-profit board service includes SRAM Inc, SNAP A/V and Home Fashions, Inc.

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To catalyze engagement and inspire action throughout an organization, environment, health and safety (EHS), and sustainability leaders must be able to effectively communicate the value of their programs from the shop floor to the C- Suite. At NAEM’s EHS Management Forum on Oct.14 in Charlotte, NC, Bob Perkowitz, founder and President of ecoAmerica will share his insights on how to put people first when it comes to outreach. NAEM spoke with him to discuss how he is applying his marketing experience to the challenge of building stronger EHS&S programs and reshaping what it means to live the American dream -

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