Green Business ForumName: Green Business ForumDate: August 17, 2017Event Description:The US Green Building Council (USGBC)-LA), Inland Empire Branch will host a Green Business Forum, taking place at on August 17, 2017.
The Forum includes several speakers presenting various paths on how to become a “certified green business”. First off, the benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility will be discussed, followed by certification options through City and State Green Business Recognition programs, and then B Corp (Benefit-Corporation) certification will be presented. The event will wrap-up with a networking session over lunch and a Frontier Project site tour.
The purpose of the event is to bring together businesses who are interested in becoming green, those who already made strides towards success, and those who continually aim to improve their environmental sustainability efforts.
The mission of the USGBC-LA, Inland Empire Chapter is to provide educational opportunities including support for Inland Empire businesses in their future environmental sustainability, economic success, and quality of life plans.
The Forum speakers are Adrienne Luce, Designing Futures Foundation and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at HMC Architects will talk about how environmental sustainability plays an important business role; James DiCamillo, President of WLC Architects, will talk about how they become a green certified business through a city run program; Jo Fleming, Executive Director of the California Green Business Network will discuss the green business certification program through the State; and Holly Hill with Verdical Group will speak about how to becoming a Bcorp, and the advantages of doing so. The Forum intends to foster a discussion of green business in the Inland Empire and our collective efforts on this journey.
Online Registration for the event is open to everyone. Tickets is available for USGBC members ($10), nonmembers ($15) and free for students. RSVP here. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
“Businesses are at the heart of sustainability efforts and this event aims to bring together folks to listen to intriguing speakers, to engage in conversation through networking, and to create positive momentum in the our City and the Inland Empire for a healthy and prosperous community”, said Deborah Allen, Rancho Cucamonga’s Management Aide for Sustainability and Steering Committee member of USGBC-LA, Inland Empire Chapter.