(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - May 26, 2011 - Have you ever wondered how innovative environmental decisions are made inside companies such as Siemens and Intel? Have you pondered how logistics companies such as FedEx and UPS drive profits by driving green?
“Why ‘R4’? Because companies increasingly realize that environmental innovation and economic development go hand in hand,” said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. “Our goal is to contribute to the spread of exciting new business ideas and create a process where local innovators can make national connections and meet potential public and private partners.”
The National R4 Conference is hosted by the Business Civic Leadership Center, a nonprofit educational organization affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At the inaugural R4 event, more than 200 corporate sustainability officers, corporate social responsibility officers, and their nonprofit and government counterparts are expected to attend.
More than 100 local chambers of commerce across the country now have environmental initiatives, and 88 of the Fortune 100 issue sustainability reports. At the same time, local, state, and federal government officials are interested in continuing to promote the growth of “green industries” and “green jobs.” This event helps bring these different constituencies together.
The conference location is Las Vegas’ prominent Mandalay Bay, itself a leader in green operations as recognized by the Green Key Global Eco-Rating Program.
Register by June 17th for the best pricing available, one of the limited seats at the pre-conference workshops, and guaranteed hotel space at the Mandalay Bay.
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BCLC is the U.S. Chamber's resource and voice for businesses' social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation, representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.