TSC at Greenbiz 2017

TSC at Greenbiz 2017 TSC kicked off another amazing year as a premier partner with Greenbiz at their annual sustainability conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s conference took place February 13-16th with additional activities at ASU through Greenbiz U. At this year’s conference, TSC held two pre-conference sessions, three conference sessions, one main stage panel and a session on the ASU campus as a part of Greenbiz U.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Christopher Cooke led a pre-conference session only for TSC members on “Tackling Tough Issues Across Supply Chains: Helping Companies Respond to TSC KPIs”. In this session, TSC members attended a working session on tools that TSC will create to help companies that are responding to our KPIs better manage and calculate their responses. TSC members saw a preview of this upcoming project for TSC in 2017 and weighed in on its development. On Tuesday morning, Christopher and Jessica Ginger welcomed Greenbiz attendees to a session to learn more about TSC, “Driving Business Growth Through Sustainability Assessment”. In this session, attendees learned more about TSC and heard directly from some of our service providers about how TSC tools can directly lead to business growth.

TSC CEO Euan Murray on the Greenbiz Main Stage

TSC CEO Euan Murray made his conference debut on the main stage at Greenbiz with Jonathan Atwood, Unilever and TSC board member, and Kathleen McLaughin, Walmart. The panel was moderated by John Davies, Greenbiz. Euan presented information from our 2016 Impact Report. See the panel discussion here. Read Euan’s thoughts on “Leaders and Laggards” in the sustainability industry.

TSC at Greenbiz U at ASU

Chris Helt and Carole Mars spoke at Greenbiz University at ASU on “The Other Side of Sustainability”, discussing with students and attendees innovations in sustainability assessment for chemicals, batteries and electronics.

TSC Sessions at Greenbiz

TSC staff, along with TSC members and guests, held three different breakout sessions during the Greenbiz conference. These well attended sessions let us showcase our work, our members’ work and innovations in these categories.

Addressing Modern-Day Slavery in the Seafood Industry

  • Jessica Ginger, TSC
  • Jennifer Woofter, Thai Union
  • Shawn MacDonald, Verite
  • Charita Castro, Department of Labor

Aligning Social and Labor Sustainability Metrics in the Textile Industry and Beyond

  • Christy Slay, TSC
  • Jennifer Andress, BrownFlynn
  • Adam Whinston, SGS
  • Micheal Kobori, Levi Strauss

Improving Stakeholder Perception of Chemical Safety and Management

  • Christopher Cooke, TSC
  • Christopher Helt, TSC
  • Mark Rossi, Clean Production Action
  • Stephanie Draper, Forum for the Future

TSC Booth and Circular Economy Tutorial

Throughout the conference, TSC kept a strong presence with our exhibitor booth, providing more information on TSC activities and a place for TSC members to gather. Additionally this year, TSC collaborated with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and RILA to test a demo of an upcoming circular economy toolbox. The demo was led by Carole Mars and Sara Zellner, from USCCF. Greenbiz attendees tested and gave feedback on the demo during breaks at the conference.

TSC at Greenbiz 2017