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February/March 2018
Sustainability News and Views Newsletter

brown bag webinar logoFree Impact Investment Webinar Trilogy for the next three months:
Small Business, Great Change. Investment to support economic development for better futures: La Red de Innovación e Impacto

The webinar series highlights and explores outcomes and assessment of La Red de Innovación e Impacto, a network of scalable solutions in Latin America that magnify the benefits of local small business growth across sectors, support local communities, and stimulate impact investment.

The La Red network catalyzes sustainable economic growth across the region by supporting, servicing, and working with the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that account for 75% of all jobs in Latin America. 30 organizations, identified through the US Department of State's Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge, are developing promising and innovative solutions ranging from agriculture to trade in countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The success of these companies and the prosperity of communities are inextricably linked. The Network empowers these organizations to scale solutions in the region through training, engagement with partners, and leveraging funders to create a collaborative, sustainable business model. The Network has just announced a new Challenge – the Power to Grow – to seek and support micro-enterprises by creating partnerships between mission-aligned organizations and current La Red members.

Our experts will explore the La Red program and its successes from the highest to most granular levels.

First, the World Environment Center's Gwen Davidow will discuss the program and its evolution to its current inclusive form and what is coming on the horizon. Second, Baastel's Élodie Roy will drill down into specific achievements and the power of monitoring and evaluation in enabling success. Finally, EarthShift Global's own Caroline Taylor will take us through the sustainability return on investment (S-ROI) to assess the broader societal impact from supporting La Red partner Vista Volcanes.


#1 in the Trilogy Series: Thursday, March 15 - 1:00 pm EST

Scaling home-grown innovation to spur sustainable economic development: La Red de Innovación e Impacto

Presenter:  Gwen Davidow, Acting President & CEO, World Environment Center

People and economies thrive when small, local businesses are empowered to reach their full potential. These businesses in particular can comprise up to 85% of jobs in Latin American ... 

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Actions Add Up, a staircase of photosIntegrate Employee Engagement into Your Sustainability Efforts

By implementing sustainability measures that rank-and-file staff can’t break—you will likely achieve savings, but the results won’t be transformative. Amazing results—the kind that make the competition go slack-jawed— come from engaging everyone, and creating a culture where sustainable practices are the new normal.

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With Spring Comes Our Sustainability Boot Camp!

the green boots symbolize sustainability trainingWish you had a better handle on those analyses? 

Got Sustainability Challenges? Or, Been at it a While and Feel Unhappy with the Results of Your Environmental Management System?

Meet Us for Real Insights at our Sustainability Boot Camp. AND while you are at it . . .
Have some fun in the hoppin' Portsmouth, NH area!

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Sustainability Training Courses

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FREE Impact Assessment Course, available in (PDF)



April 24, 2018- Impact Assessment Methods, 1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)

May 2-3, 2018 - Practical LCA in EarthSmart,10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT (14:00-17:00 UTC)

May 15-16, 2018- Advanced Life Cycle Assessment LCA Interpretation 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)


On Site (Portsmouth, NH)

Boot Camp Spring 2018 — April 10 through April 12, 2018, follow the link for full details

April 10, 2018 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class (Day 1 of Spring Boot Camp):
Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment, with a focus on Sustainability Assessment

April 11, 2018 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class (Day 2 of Spring Boot Camp):
Social Impact Assessment, Sustainability ROI–Interactive Training

April 12, 2018 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class (Day 3 of Spring Boot Camp):
 — Integrating Sustainability into the Organization

November 13, 2018 — 9 AM to 5 PM — Full-Day Master Class:
Sustainability (S-ROI) Facilitation Workshop

Boot Camp Fall 2018 — October 16 through October 18, 2018, follow the link for full details


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