Started off with an old banana, granola bars, old wine and potent hash.
Here are the sessions I sat in on:
Trends in Values-led Hiring: How to Go About Hiring and Engaging People with an Encumbered Past
Jo Confino The Huffington Post
Amy Peterson Rebel Nell
Emily Hunt TurnerAll Square
Aurelio Dorris Urban Ashes
Mike Brady Greyston
Paul HickmanUrban Ashes
This was a pretty important, factual, right in your face discussion. Addressing topics most people prefer to breeze over. They discussed challenges and issues that many low-income and no-income households. These are serious issues human face all over the world.
I had a quick lunch and met the CEO of Common Impact
At Common Impact, they envision a society in which all individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work.
After Lunch, I sat in on a session the Innovation Lab: Good Supply Chains + Materials
Hosted by Georgia from Forum for the Future
They are an international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges.
She recommended to check out https://www.thefuturescentre.org/ as a great source for information.
We briefly discussed common supply change challenges like:
Biomimicry for new materials
After that session, I met Kevin Farmer from Michigan Science Center.
He is their innovation and discovery consultant and also did demonstrations for The Strange Matter. Green earth Booth.
They are focusing on exhibits that allow you yo experience the power of Materials on a Sustainable World. Their exhibits typically live at the Michigan Science Center.
I ended my day at this session:
Redesigning the Fashion Industry by Proving the Business Case for Sustainability
Cara SmythGCU Fair Fashion Center
Frank ZambrelliGCU Fair Fashion Center (MOD)
Melanie Steiner PVH Corp.
http://www.gcunewyork.com/fairfashioncenter/ is a young department of GCU New York their mission is to prove the business case for sustainability in the apparel and accessories industry.