Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation
August 25 | 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Our annual event convening entrepreneurs, business executives, local officials, educators + students. This year, we're aimed at exploring Placemaking, Sustainability + Transportation. The Summit will feature four sessions that speak to the aspirational ideas and practical benefits of fostering a ‘greater good’ approach to business and community.
Event Emcee: Mital Patel | Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Session One | Bottom Line Benefits
Bonny Moellenbrock, Executive Director of Investors’ Circle, will open up the Summit with a presentation about the bottom line benefits of sustainable and socially conscious business and investing ethically.
Session Two | Smart Cities on the Move
The future of public transportation includes smart technologies, alternative energy options, advancements in autonomous vehicles and emerging public transit options. Paul Mackie, Communications Director of Mobility Lab, will discuss initiatives from the Triangle and around the country that allow cities and businesses to improve traffic, the environment and quality of life. Small changes can make a big impact, and the creative minds and forward thinking leaders who are innovating the way we get from point A to point B will be spotlighted.
Session Three | Community Grows Where Public Transportation Goes
Transportation connects us to opportunity, puts people to work and makes us more competitive in the national economy. Meanwhile, all communities want transportation that is easy to use, affordable, reduces congestion and protects the environment; inclusivity and innovation will be essential to build the transportation infrastructure of the future. Paul Mackie leads a panel discussion on how community members and leaders can work together to bring equity to the transportation conversation.
Keynote | John Replogle
John Replogle took the reins of the green-cleaning pioneer Seventh Generation in March of 2011. Under his leadership, the company continues to extend the boundaries of corporate consciousness.
Replogle previously spent five years at Burt’s Bees as Chief Executive Officer and President. He is credited with leading the company’s deepened commitment to human and environmental well-being through the development of a business model called The Greater Good, embracing the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Prior experience includes leadership roles at Unilever, Guinness and BCG. John is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.
An advocate of creative corporate social responsibility, Replogle has been recognized with the 2012 Global Green Millennium Award for Corporate Environmental Citizenship and the 2011 United Nations Leader of Change award. A proponent of education and humanitarian causes, Replogle has served on the Boards of Habitat for Humanity, Terracycle, Ravenscroft and Dartmouth College. He was also a Director with the Sealy Corporation and is currently a Director of Cree. He and his wife Kristin have four daughters and live in Raleigh, NC.