2019 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

2019 EHS&S Management Forum Agenda - Track 5

 

Planning for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Registration Open

Metro Foyer

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Metro Centre/West

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote: How Climbing Mount Everest Helped Me to Be a Better EHS Leader

Metro East

As the first African American to successfully scale Mt. Everest, Sophia Danenberg's story is one of extraordinary discipline and determination. Not only did it test her endurance, but it also made her a better EHS leader. She will share her experiences with you and explain how she incorporated her lessons from the summit into her EHS strategy role.

 

  • Sophia Danenberg, EHS Strategy, International Policy Analysis; The Boeing Co. - Bio

Dr. Steve Mortenson

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

Metro Centre/West

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 5: Corporate Sustainability Goal-Setting

Pier 4/5

As 2020 approaches and many organizations update their goals for the coming decade, the management challenge for EHS and Sustainability professionals is reading the "tea leaves" and deciding how to put goals in place that will advance their companies' strategic sustainability and ESG initiatives. As the global business landscape changes, and the urgency to address climate change intensifies, how are expectations for companies changing? How is this playing out in the targets and commitments being set for the next 3, 5 or 10 years? Are companies moving towards more science-based targets, toward "impact-based" goals, or staying the course with incremental reductions? What goal-setting tactics are part of the new expectations for sustainability and which are just passing fads? Attend this session and learn about the new ways companies are thinking about goals as well as get a better understanding of what their internal goal setting process looks like.

 

  • Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability; Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business - Bio
  • Paul Narog, Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M - Bio
  • Beth Wytiaz, Senior Vice President, Global Environmental Operations Manager; Bank of America Corp. - Bio
  • Moderator: Keith Marhefka, Director, EHS Governance & Product Stewardship; Abbott - Bio
Stephanie Bertels, Director, Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability; Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business Paul Narog, Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Beth Wytiaz, Senior Vice President, Global Environmental Operations Manager; Bank of America Corp. Keith Marhefka, Director, Global EHS & Product Stewardship; Abbott

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NAEM Excellence Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Metro East

 

NAEM Excellence Awards recognize and elevate leaders in the corporate environmental, health and safety, and sustainability community, and showcase best practices in corporate EHS&S management. 

 

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1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 10: Addressing the Emerging Sustainability Risk of Plastic Waste

Pier 4/5

Reducing the plastic footprint is an issue that can easily slip through your materiality analysis. For the most impacted industries – those with single-use plastics and/or single-use packaging – understanding the risk associated with plastics that end up in our oceans and other waterways is imperative. RobecoSAM plans to include single use plastic in their future questionnaires and Greenpeace has already sent out a questionnaire to industry in the U.S. this year. This session will bring participants up to speed with the magnitude of the underlying problem, regulatory changes already happening and those that are on the horizon, risks for industry (regulatory, reputational, supply chain disruptions); and the corporate response to date and outlook.

 

  • Robert Dornau, Director, Senior Manager ESG Benchmarking; RobecoSAM - Bio
  • John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director; Greenpeace - Bio
  • Judy Panayos, Senior Director, Sustainability, Supply Management; Sodexo SA - Bio
  • Moderator: Nicole Wilkinson, Director, Corporate Environmental; CVS Health Corp. - Bio
Robert Dornau, Director, Digital Product Management; RobecoSAM John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director; Greenpeace Judy Panayos, Senior Director, Sustainability, Supply Management; Sodexo SA Nicole Wilkinson, Director, Corporate Environmental; CVS Health Corp.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Metro Centre/West

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 15: Protecting Your Privilege to Operate Through Effective Community Engagement

Pier 4/5

Many companies are becoming more cognizant of how their presence and operations affect the communities in which they operate and the communities where people who buy and use their products live. These savvy companies are taking steps to protect their privilege to operate within those communities. More and more, an organization's brand and ability to attract new and maintain shareholder value are dependent on how they are perceived in the public eye, and whether they are regarded as having a positive impact on those communities. This session will provide best practices to starting or advancing an active community partnership program. It will address questions including "where do you start?" and "what are the strategies and tactics for effective community engagement?" Speakers will discuss their efforts and share the positive outcomes they have generated.

 

  • Rob Currie, Director Environment Health & Safety; Baxter Healthcare Corp. - Bio
  • Paul Narog, Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M - Bio
  • Dan Schibel, Global Sustainability Manager; Aveda Corp. - Bio
  • Moderator: Monica Torres, Senior EHS&S Technical Manager; Baxter Healthcare Corp. - Bio
Rob Currie, Director Environment Health & Safety; Baxter Healthcare Corp. Paul Narog, Manager, Environmental Operations; 3M Dan Schibel, Global Sustainability Manager; Aveda Corp. Monica Torres, Senior EHS&S Technical Manager; Baxter Healthcare Corp.

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Metro Foyer

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Opens

Metro Centre/West

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote: Championing Sustainability Into Organizations at Every Stage

Metro East

Together, business and sustainability have the power to drive and inspire business purpose and meaningful sustainability impacts. Targets and improvements on energy, waste and water are common; while these are necessary fundamentals, will they solve our global climate crisis? The time has come to see sustainability as the catalyst for business growth, resiliency and leadership, instead of a "nice-to-have." This lens will inspire and benefit profitable growth, attract and retain the best employees, and ensure license to operate across markets and industries.

 

This session highlights different companies' quests toward deeper purpose and sustainability integration — internally and externally — by exploring hurdles overcome, actions taken, and movement from values to impact. Attendees will come away with insights about incremental and transformational opportunities to leverage their efforts as EHS&S professionals in shifting their own organization's sustainability paradigm.

 

  • Deanna Bratter, Senior Director, Public Benefit & Sustainable Development; Danone North America - Bio
  • Jill Kolling, Vice President, Global Sustainability; Cargill Inc. - Bio
  • Rick Taylor, Corporate Vice President, EHS; Parker Hannifin Corp. - Bio
  • Moderater: Paul Robbertz, Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety; Danone North America - Bio

Deanna Bratter, Senior Director of Public Benefit and Sustainable Development; Danone North America Jill Kolling, Vice President, Global Sustainability; Cargill Inc. Rick Taylor, Corporate Vice President, EHS; Parker Hannifin Corp. Carol Cala

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

Metro Centre/West

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session 20: Big Wins and Ambitious Targets in Energy Reduction and Renewables

Pier 4/5

From swapping in energy efficient lighting to achieving 100% renewables to executing a virtual PPA, this session will examine case studies from corporations in different phases of implementing energy reduction strategies. Through case studies, insights and strategies, attendees will learn the role that EHS & Sustainability professionals can play in helping their corporations meet energy reduction and renewables targets. It will also highlight strategies to achieve and demonstrate cost-savings associated with renewables and energy reduction.

 

  • Mark Dhennin, Director, Energy & Environment; Cummins Inc. - Bio
  • Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager; 3M Canada Co. - Bio
  • Eli Levine, Program Manager, Better Plants & TIR Programs; United States Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office - Bio
  • Moderator: Gary Nasta, Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Safety; The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. - Bio
Mark Dhennin, Director, Energy & Environment; Cummins Inc. Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager; 3M Canada Co. Julie Smoak, Environmental Manager; Toyota Tsusho America Inc. Gary Nasta, Director, Global Environmental Affairs & Safety; The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Business-to-Business Lunch

Metro East

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Session 25: Circular Economy: Moving from Big Idea to Implementation

Pier 4/5

How are companies addressing the demands of a circular economy? What are actual steps they can take to get started down this path and what program areas are getting the most focus? How are they communicating and connect the dots between traditional EHS and Sustainability program efforts (like waste, water, packaging and energy reductions) to a circular economy effort?

 

  • Felix Böck, Founder & CEO; ChopValue - Bio
  • Meaghan Davis, Acting Manager; City of Toronto’s Unit for Research, Innovation, and a Circular Economy (UFRICE) - Bio
  • Michelle Redfield, North American Director for Environment and Safety Environment Process Improvement; Schneider Electric SE - Bio
  • Moderator: Jay Thakkar, Principal Consultant, Circular Economy SME; Environmental Resources Management (ERM) - Bio
Felix Bock, Founder & CEO; ChopValue Meaghan Davis, Acting Manager; City of Toronto’s Unit for Research, Innovation, and a Circular Economy (UFRICE) Michelle Redfield, North American Director for Environment and Safety Environment Process Improvement Schneider Electric SE Jay Thakkar, Principal Consultant, Circular Economy SME, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Metro Foyer

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Keynote: Global Citizenship — Change Your Mind, Change Your World

Metro East

National Geographic Explorer Chris Bashinelli, using real-life visual examples from the slums of Haiti to the fields of Uganda to the Mongolian Steppe, will illustrate how the key to productivity, meaning and connection lies in transforming not our external conditions, but our internal ones.

 

Hear Chris explain how Global Citizenship, using our everyday work and lives as a vehicle to grow inwardly, helps us become the best version of ourselves. When we embody the qualities of a Global Citizen — presence, empathy and inspiration — then we can truly inspire those around us.

 

With the mindset of the Global Citizen, every challenge in our work and lives — from a disagreement with a coworker to the loss of someone we love — becomes fuel for us to grow inwardly and reach our potential. It begins with realizing we already have everything we need to be happy right now. You'll leave this session with a better understanding of the Global Citizen concept and how it can help you.

 

  • Chris Bashinelli, National Geographic Explorer - Bio

Chris Bashinelli, National Geographic Explorer

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m

Dinner and Networking at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Enjoy a great night of food, drinks, entertainment and interactive games at the historic Hockey Hall of Fame!

 

Transportation will be provided beginning at 6:00 p.m. Buses depart from the front entrance of the Westin.

 

The Hockey Hall of Fame is home of the Stanley Cup and the finest collection of hockey artifacts in the world. Much more than a sports museum, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a vibrant, immersive and interactive celebration of hockey.

 

Cost: $95

 

Sponsored by:

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