West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum hosted a luncheon dialogue reflecting on the importance of internal and external partnerships, collaboration and diversity in moving forward elite sustainability initiatives this week at Aquinas College.
Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.
Featured speakers included the husband-and-wife partnership of Sean Ansett, a veteran of multi-stakeholder collaborations on behalf of major brands and civil society such as the Bangladesh Safety Accord, and Paloma Lopez, Global Director of Sustainability Activation for The Kellogg Company, responsible for embedding sustainability into the company’s business.
Lopez highlighted the necessity of working with people from different backgrounds, skillsets and perspectives when initiating sustainability programs, demonstrating the need for integrated sustainability functions and to be fluent in the many languages of business found throughout an organization.
Ansett shared his experiences working on behalf of corporate and social enterprises within multi-stakeholder partnerships to facilitate environmental, labor and economic outcomes.
Thank you again to Aquinas College for hosting this month’s Meeting.