Howard Brown, Founder; dMASS
Howard Brown is a noted entrepreneur and educator with expertise in aligning environment and business strategies. He recently foundeddMASS.net, an organization focused on helping businesses improve resource performance. He contributes regularly to dMASS.net's online content on the subjects of resources, waste, environmental metrics, and the direction of innovation.Howard is also chairman of o.s.Earth Inc., a company that delivers live simulation games on the global economy and its relationship to the environment. For more than 20 years, he was CEO of the consultancy RPM Systems, Inc. (Resource Planning and Management), through which he helped define the emerging field of sustainable business. He worked with such major corporations as International Paper, Mobil, BP, Duracell, Avery- Dennison, Whirlpool, SaraLee, and Wrigley, earning a worldwide reputation for developing practical strategies that merge environmental and business goals. Howard was also student and colleague of R. Buckminster Fuller for two decades and is an authority on the social and economic implications of Fuller's work. His keynote presentation will frame the resource challenges facing businesses today and share cutting-edge examples that demonstrate how good business and good environmental strategies can be aligned profitably and effectively by increasing resource performance.