Stakeholder Engagement Experts, Aligning Power with Purpose
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Future 500 Newsletter

May 2014

Stakeholder Engagement Experts, Aligning Power with Purpose

Two opposing sides unite over a carbon tax

What do two former employees from the Sierra Club and ExxonMobil have in common? What connects brands to extreme energy production? More than you might think. Read more below on these curious intersections, as well as to get the latest on Zero-Deforestation policy becoming the new norm in the global supply chain. Also, don't miss out on our various events happening across the country -- more information below.

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Finding Common Ground

Climate experts David Bookbinder and David Bailey were once at odds with each other. Initially working on opposite sides of the tracks -- Bookbinder at the Sierra Club and Bailey at ExxonMobil -- they've since united over a carbon tax to form Element VI consulting. Future 500's Bill Shireman recently interviewed them to get their story. Read more from GreenBiz.  

Brands and Extreme Energy

What do brands and extreme energy production have in common? Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Kellen Klein, discusses how from soda to tar sands, from supermarkets to arctic drilling, top brands are inextricably linked to on-the-ground extraction processes in more ways than we might think. Read more from CSR Wire

Making Zero Deforestation the Norm

Future 500's Erik Wohlgemuth breaks down the current, growing trend of Zero-Deforestation policies across the global supply chain and highlights how this breakthrough business model, one focused on conservation and sustainability, is gaining critical momentum. Read more on this important evolution from Justmeans.

Future of Women, Power, and Conservatism Videos

We're excited to share video highlights from our Future of Women, Power, and Conservatism event, held in Washington, DC. Moderated by Lori Sanders, Outreach Director for the R Street Institute, panelists discussed topics ranging from climate change to women's empowerment. Watch the videos here.  

Which Brands Top Sustainability Disclosure?

When it comes to disclosing corporate performance on key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics valued by stakeholders, you'd be surprised who comes out on top, and who has work to do. Read more on our blog


Talking Zero Deforestation at Impact HUB

On May 22nd, join Stakeholder Engagement Analyst Sara Santiago, writer Phil Covington, and Union of Concerned Scientists' Tropical Forests Campaign Organizer Miriam Swaffer for a conversation on zero deforestation at Stories and Beer at The Hub San Francisco. They will discuss the implications of these new wide-ranging conservation policies and the critical role of NGOs and brands to uphold them.


Uniting Indigenous and Business Communities 

There's still time to register for our May 20th workshop in New York City!  Join First Peoples Worldwide, the International Indian Treaty Council and Future 500 for a panel discussion on private sector engagement for Indigenous Peoples attending the UNPFII. Contact Nick Pelosi to request an invitation. Read more about this event.



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