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Chicago Cultural Alliance: 2016 Activating Heritage Conference

When: November 11, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Central
Where: DePaul University, 1 E Jackson Blvd, 8th Floor, Chicago, 60604

The Chicago Cultural Alliance Activating Heritage Conference brings together cultural institutions from around the city for a day of professional development. Jessica Rivas, Senior Consultant at Footprint Partners, will present on the topic of online tools, helping not-for-profits learn how to choose the best tools for their organizations, and providing tips for how to use them to boost time and budget efficiency.

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Public Lecture: Current and Emerging Trends in Sustainable Purchasing

When: November 2nd, 6 pm Central
Where: The Coleman Center at DePaul University, Ste. 7900, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

Footprint Partners is pleased to sponsor Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s Public Lecture on Current and Emerging Trends in Sustainable Purchasing. Large institutions spend about $10 trillion on purchased goods and services. SPLC’s Executive Director, Jason Pearson, will be speaking about how to use this purchasing power to create positive impact for people and the planet. This will be an informative discussion and an opportunity to meet other sustainable purchasing professionals.

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AIA Illinois' Master Class

Now that the industry is busier again, do you ever look around your office and wonder who is going to step up? Not just as a designer, but as a business-minded professional, someone who acts with the bigger picture in mind, and better understands how to add to your firm’s bottom line.

You probably don’t have time to undertake intensive training of some of your best up-and-coming leaders, to teach them what you’ve learned about winning and managing projects, finances, and client care.

We’ve finally solved the succession problem.

Introducing AIA Illinois’ Master Class.
A new series of intensive workshops designed to teach future firm leaders the essential business skills that they don't teach in architecture schools. One day out of the office – lifelong business skills!
Sunday, March 13 & Monday March, 14
Bloomington/Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
201 Broadway Ave
Normal, IL 61761

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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2015 Summit

Seattle, Washington May 26-28, 2015

SPLC's Summit brings together participants and stakeholders in the multi-trillion dollar B2B and B2G marketplaces to share leadership practices in sustainable purchasing, collaborate across regional and sector silos, and participate in developing the Council's rating system for leadership in sustainable purchasing.

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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

May 20-21, 2014

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council brings together visionary professionals from institutions, suppliers, government, standards bodies and NGOs to simplify, optimize and standardize the practice of sustainable procurement.

Aleen Bayard, Managing Partner, Footprint Partners, was a featured presenter at the annual meeting.

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Integrated Reporting: The Next Frontier of Sustainability Transparency

February 28, 2013

The core concept underlying the term “integrated reporting” is providing one report that fully integrates financial and non- financial information (including environmental, social, governance, and intangibles).

Aleen Bayard, Managing Partner, Footprint Partners and Mike Krzus, Founder, Mike Krzus Consulting will show you how your company should initially prepare for integrated reporting by taking the following steps:

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Webcast: Green Messaging Strategies: Attracting Consumers Without Green Washing Your Brand

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Communication is one of the most important tools organizations use to reinforce the commitments and activities underway to support sustainable operations. Against a backdrop of confusion, allegations of green washing, green blushing, and in many cases, lack of information, the need to develop clear, accurate and actionable messages to drive sustainability becomes even more critical. In many cases, the sustainability commitment has become front and center of an organization’s brand and reputation. How does an organization ensure its marketing material is both compelling and accurate?

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