Previous Events

2015 & 2016

Net Impact Conference Keynote
Feb 27, 2016
Western Washington University Net Impact Conference
Bellingham, WA

How to get a Job in Sustainability
Feb 3, 2016
Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRAC), the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, TX

How Sustainability Leads to Innovation and Business Value (and also Saves the Planet)
Feb 2, 2016
Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRAC), the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, South Padre Island, TX

Doing Away with Sustainability Myths
Jan 28, 2016
Sustaining and Greening Expedia (SAGE), Expedia, Seattle WA

Sustainable Finance
Jan 22, 2016
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Careers in Sustainability Webinar
Dec 4, 2015
Tippie College of Business Sustainability Net Impact Chapter, University of Iowa

Keynote and Book Signing
Nov 16, 2015
The Executive Network of Seattle (TENS), Seattle, WA

Sustainability Reporting: External Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality
Sept 29, 2015
EPA Region 10 Office, Seattle WA

Reporting on What Matters: Internal Stakeholder Engagement
Jul 15, 2015
EPA Region 10 Office, Seattle WA

Data Collection, Metrics and Materiality
Jun 9, 2015
Corporate Purpose Roundtable, Russell Investments

How to Get A Job in Sustainability
May 30, 2015
Purdue University, Net Impact

Guest Speaker: A day in the life of a sustainability consultant
May 20, 2015
University of Washington: Global Business and Sustainability Class

Climate Resiliency and Business Opportunity
May 19, 2015
University of Washington: Climate Resiliency Event

Business Modeling and Decision Analysis for Sustainability
May 15-16, 2015
Pinchot University

Social Return on Investment
May 5, 2015
Bard College

Webinar: How to get a job in sustainability
Apr 30, 2015
Net Impact – Purdue University

Social Return on Investment
Apr 21, 2015
Bard College

Stories of Successfully Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum
Apr 11, 2015
University of Texas-Pan American

“Online Student Motivation: How to eliminate Student Anxiety and Boredom”
Apr 8-9, 2015
2015 Campus Technology Forum, California

Communication and Framing around Climate Change
Mar 24, 2015
Seattle Girls School

Sustainability and Leadership: How it’s Done
Mar 24, 2015
Webinar Guest Lecture, Macalester College

Materiality Assessments
Mar 12, 2015
CSR Conference
UW-Tacoma: Milgard School of Business

Guest Lecture, ‘Cutting Edge Sustainability Trends’
Mar 10, 2015
Seattle University: Albers School of Economics

Guest Lecture, ‘How to be a Sustainability Consultant’
Mar 5, 2015
Seattle University: Albers School of Economics

Teaching Sustainability
Feb 25 – 26, 2015
University of Texas-Pan American

“Making Sustainability Stick” Q&A Session
Jan 22, 2015
University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business, Sheraton, Seattle, WA


The Business Case for Sustainable Design
Nov 19, 2014
Callison, Seattle, WA

ISSP Conference: Overcoming the Year 4 Problem
Nov 13, 2014
ISSP, Denver, CO

Cultural Challenges of Implementing Sustainability
Nov 6, 2014
Hult School of Business, Webinar

Using the Business Case to Engage Citizens and Corporations on Climate Change
Oct 29, 2014
Citizens Climate Initative, Issaquah, WA

CSR and Market Changes Around Sustainability
Oct 23, 2014
Loyola Marymount University, Webinar

GRI Training
Oct 20, 2014
Virginia Mason Hospital
Seattle WA

The Business Opportunity of Climate Change
Oct 8, 2014
University of Washington: Foster School of Business
Seattle, WA

The Importance of Culture in Employee Engagement on Sustainability
Oct 7, 2014
Bard School of Business Webinar

Enviro Thursday: Macalester College
Oct 2, 2014
St Paul, MN

Sustainability – Mapping Forward Progress
Oct 2, 2014
Arden Hills, MN

BGI – Pinchot: Sustainability as Strategy Seminar
Jul 25-26, 2014
Seattle, WA

Sustainable Business Bash with Seattle Greendrinks
Jul 8, 2014
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Evans School of Management
May 27, 2014
Seattle, WA

Seattle GoGreen Conference 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Seattle, WA

“Envisioning the Future of Museums” Panel Discussion
Apr 24, 2014
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

TEDx The Evergreen State College: Living in the Anthropocene
Apr 21, 2014
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Leadership and Social Responsibility Conference
Mar 7-8, 2014
University of Washington-Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Lunch with Leaders Series
Feb 25, 2014
Seattle University
Seattle, WA

Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Feb 18, 2014
Seattle University
Seattle, WA

Operations for Sustainability
Feb 7-8, 2014
Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Seattle, WA

WA Higher Education
Feb 7, 2014
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA


The Boss Show
Dec 18; Radio Show, Seattle, WA

Bloom 8: Sustainability Innovation
Nov 14, 2013
Seattle, WA

Author Series: Making Sustainability Stick
Nov 13, 2013
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Seattle, WA

CSR Leaders Roundtable
Sept 19, 2013
Sustainable Seattle
Seattle, WA

Sustainability Courses
Oct 3;
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Making Sense of Sustainability Standards and Reporting
Oct 2;
Bard University

UW Environmental Innovation Practicum,
Oct 1;
Seattle, WA

Making Sense of Sustainability Standards and Reporting
Sept 18;
NBIS and APICS, Brooks Sports
Seattle, WA

Environmental Brigades Fundraising Gala
May 24; Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Bellevue Neighborhood Forum on the Environment,
May 14; City Hall, Bellevue, WA

Making Sustainability Stick
May 9; International Society for Sustainability Professionals Conference, Chicago, IL

Earth Day Speech
Apr 22; City University, Seattle, WA

How Business Can Effectively Embed Sustainability
Feb 14; Excel CEO Leadership Group, Bremerton, WA

Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI)
MBA Core Curriculum; Jan – June 2013

ACCT 553S: Triple Bottom Line Accounting for Sustainability
ECON 55S: Economics for Sustainability
MKTG 561S: Marketing for Sustainability
FIN 554S: Finance for Sustainability

California College of the Arts
MBA in Design Strategy Webinar; March 3;
“The Keys to Successful Sustainability Implementation”



Washington Clean Technology Alliance: Integrated Reporting – Trends and What Businesses Need to Know About
Dec 6, Seattle, WA

UW Foster School of Business: Climate Change and Making Money
Nov 27, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Employee Engagement – The Key for Successful Sustainability Implementation
Oct 18, ISSP Webinar

Guest Speaker: Managerial Accounting – How to account for the Triple Bottom Line
Oct 4, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Guest Speaker: The Psychology of Sustainability and Decision Making
Oct 4,  Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

University of British Columbia’s Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership: The Business Case for Sustainability
July 9, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada

Employee Engagement: New Tools and Why they are the Key to Successful Implementationhosted by Sustainable Seattle and BGI
June 21, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Seattle, WA

Climate Counts Conference: Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future
June 26, Berkeley, CA

Sustainable Brands ’12: Decision Making for Sustainability: Maximizing Opportunity in a Changing Climate
June 4, San Diego, CA

Go Green ’12: “Building the Business Case”
Apr 25, The Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Panelist: Making Sustainability Economically Viable for Washington Lawyers forSustainability
Apr 20, Seattle University Law School, Seattle, WA

WNSF’s Round Table Event with Expert Led Discussions
Feb 16, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, Seattle, WA

Excell CEO Leadership Group: Corporate Environmental Surveys: What CEO’s Should Know
Jan 10 and 11, Seattle, WA and Squamish, WA


Return on Sustainability: Making Green Fun (Pecha Kucha)
Jan 31; Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA

Return on Sustainability: How Businesses are Making Money by Helping the Planet
Apr 18; Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

Overcoming Sustainability Barriers: Strategies for Leading the Change
Apr 20; Go Green ’11, Seattle, WA

Academics & Business – Keystones to Success in Sustainability
Apr 28; University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, Denver, CO

Sustainability and the Supply Chain
May 11; Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA

Sustainable Business: Getting started, Case Studies and Getting Involved
Aug 30; Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, Mercer Island, WA

Sustainability and Leadership – the 21st Century CEO
Sept 7 at 5:00 pm; “The Boss Show” – 1150 KKNW AM

How to Become a “Green Consultant”
Sept 16; International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), Webinar

Panelist: Business Case for Sustainability
Sept 22; United for A Sustainable America (UFASA), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Smart and Simple Strategies for Small Business
Jun 15; Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Go Green ’10 Seattle
Apr 21; Olive 8 Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Innovations & Careers in the Green Tech Industry
Feb 23; YPIN & Pravda Studios Seattle, WA



Pacific Mountain Region Industry & Innovation Expo
Nov 6; Little Creek Resort, Shelton, WA

Climate Change: Positioning Your Business
Sept 24; Portland, OR

Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility
Sept 11; World Affairs Council and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Seattle, WA

Action for a Sustainable America
June 10; Seattle, WA

Rising to the Challenge
May 22; BALLE, Denver, CO

Climate Change & Profitability
May 21; University of Denver, Denver, CO

Turning Your Business ‘Green’ for the “Weekday Show”
May 13; KUOW, Seattle, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
May 6; Evergreen State College Synergy Conference 2009, Olympia, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
Mar 27; Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA

Careers in Sustainability Panel
Feb; Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Return on Sustainability Presentation and Book Signing
Feb; Antioch University, Seattle, WA

City University of Seattle’s Sustainable Business Program
July 23; VMAC (Seattle Seahawks Training Facility), Renton, WA


Green Collar Jobs
Nov; Event with Van Jones and Rep. Congressman Inslee, Seattle, WA

Climate Change and the Bottom Line
Nov; Jacksonville, Florida Chamber of Commerce Seattle, WA

Saving Money Through Sustainability
Sept; X-Bar, Seattle, WA

Real Actions to Engage Business
July; The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

Making Money While Saving the Planet
June; BALLE National Conference Boston, MA

The New Green Economy
May; The Sierra Club’s Cool State Forum, Seattle, WA

Climate Change and the Built Environment
Apr; Association of General Contractors, Seattle, WA

Business and Climate
Mar; Geospatial Information and Technology Association, Seattle, WA

How to Profit from Climate
Feb; Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle, WA

Why Climate Change Matters to Business
Feb; University of Washington, Seattle, WA

How to Make the Financial Case for Sustainability
Feb; Triple Bottom Line Workshop, Seattle, WA

Climate Change Teach-In: Can Capitalism Save Us
Jan; University of Washington, Seattle, WA


The Business of Climate Change
Nov; Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Portland, OR

Improving Climate Performance & Your Bottom Line at the Same Time
Nov; Net Impact ConferenceNashville, TN

Climate Change, Business, and Politics
Nov; Net Impact ConferenceNashville, TN

Educational Institutions & Climate Change
Nov; St. Paul’s School, Baltimore, MD

Climate Change and Its Impact on Washington Business
Oct; Chamber Leadership Conference, Seattle, WA

Return on Sustainability, a New Financial Metric
Sept; Discover Brilliant Conference, Seattle, WA

From Wall Street to Main Street – When Does Green Pay
Sept; Discover Brilliant Conference, Seattle, WA

Climate Change: Practical Steps Your Business Can Take
Aug; Outdoor Retailers Association, Salt Lake City, UT

Greening Your Business
June; BALLE National Conference Berkeley, CA

Convincing Clients to Get on Board
May; School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA

Carbon Inventories – A How To
Mar; Seattle Chamber of Commerce & Seattle Climate Partnership, Seattle, WA



Business Case for Sustainability
Feb; University of Washington Fosters School of Business, Seattle, WA

Business Benefits of Green Contracting
Oct; Association of General Contractors, Seattle, WA

Environmental Protection Panelist
Oct; University of Washington, Seattle, WA