Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Sustainable Customer Offerings: Making Products a Force for Social Good—Not Just “Less Bad”

Sustainable Products Event:

Topic:  Sustainable Customer Offerings: Making Products a Force for Social Good—Not Just “Less Bad”

Date:  June 17, 2015 at 02:00 PM EDT
Description:  A Conference Board of Canada webinar on how to create customer value through enhancing your product’s sustainability features. The session will address trends, drivers and the business case for improving the social and environmental impacts of your products and services; latest insights about how to enhance the sustainability profile of your product portfolio; and practical examples and real case studies on embedding “sustainable design” into product development. A quick refresher to help you and your colleagues in finance, product design, R&D, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, marketing, sales or community investment think about further increasing the social and environmental value of your product suite.



  • Dr. Angela Griffiths, Director of Research and Advisory Services for UL Environment with management responsibility for their Science and Standards team, will provide an overview of the business case for sustainable product design and a framework for embedding sustainability into core products and services.
  • Gretchen Digby, the Director of Global Sustainability Programs at Ingersoll Rand, will share the company’s story of their approach to embedding sustainability into the core product design process
  • Coro Strandberg, Principal of Strandberg Consulting, will provide an overview of this trend, who is leading the way, and different methods companies are pursuing to improve the sustainability impacts of their products


Registration: Burnaby Board of Trade members can receive a $100 discount by registering here. (Three quick steps are all that’s needed to create a Conference Board of Canada e-library account). Or you can call 1-866-242-0075 or email publications@conferenceboard.ca and quote code ECCORO to receive the discount.  If you are not available on June 17, you can pre-register and watch the webinar at a more convenient time.



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