Best Practice Forum: "The Business of Zero Waste"

By Sustainable Business Network of Greater Phila (other events)

Thursday, February 15 2018 9:30 AM 11:30 AM EDT

Best Practice Forums are a series of workshops from SBN that use member case studies to create meaningful opportunities to learn, connect, and build a better business. The next program in the series will discuss a variety of perspectives of how to build a Zero Waste Business. 

Waste is not solely an environmental issue but a social and economic matter of concern as well. 

You are invited to hear from several businesses whose business model is reducing the waste stream and who are incorporating zero waste practices. 

Joining our panel of representatives from the local business community is Nic Esposito, Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet Director, who will share how local businesses can support the city's bold Zero Waste goal. 

Attendees will be part of a conversation that addresses both the impact and business case of Zero Waste. 

Zero Waste "creates jobs, spurs the growth of domestic manufacturing, reduces toxic gases from landfills and incinerators, clean up our waterways and protects the health of our communities, saves energy, saves money for businesses and communities, and grows the economy" (ILSR). 

As a follow-up to our conversation, we are hosting a free Best for PHL Challenge workshop directly after the forum from 11:30AM-1:00PM where attendees are invited to start measuring their impact in this area as well as their larger social, environmental, and economic impact. Whether you are taking it for the first time or updating your assessment for the new year, we invite you to take this free, online assessment that encourages, supports and recognizes companies in the Philadelphia region that commit themselves to creating positive impact. Best for PHL assists these businesses as they identify how they may be able to help address regional, social, and/or environmental problems. 

Join the conversation about the Business of Zero Waste and how your business can take the first steps towards being a leader in our region's Zero Waste future.

Our Panel:

Our Moderator:

Thank you to the Program Sponsors of SBN's Best Practice Forums:

Title: West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home

Champion: Community College of Philadelphia's Power Up Your Business 

Supporter: Branton Strategies, LLC

Our Venue

Whether you’re looking to develop targeted prospect lists, find demographic information for your neighborhood, or monitor industry-specific trends, there are free library resources available to help you grow! Librarians at the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC) at the Free Library of Philadelphia specialize in curating information, providing research services, and coordinating programming for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  They also offer robust grant-seeking and funding information resources for nonprofit organizations.  

Doors open at 9:00 AM. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. Program will begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

Mailing Address

2401 Walnut St. Suite 206 Philadelphia, PA 19103