2016 EVENTS

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016

Policy Forum Series: 2016 Legislative Preview »

A bipartisan group of legislative leaders spoke about their environmental policy priorities for the session at our 15th annual legislative preview. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

Business and Environment Series: COP21: The Impacts, Opportunities, and Risks for Businesses »

Participants discussed how the outcomes of the COP21 agreement will impact Minnesota businesses. They explored the implications of the international climate agreement and national carbon emissions goals for the business community, including identifying and managing risks and capitalizing on opportunities created by a shift to a low-carbon economy.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

Policy Forum Series: Addressing Barriers to Community Solar »

Participants explored lessons learned from the implementation of Minnesota’s community solar garden programs and ways to address economic and regulatory barriers to more wide-spread community solar deployment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016

Business and Environment Series: Sustainability Storytelling: Going Beyond the Report »

Participants explored how to effectively translate complex sustainability outcomes into great stories that connect, engage, and inspire audiences. 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016

Business and Environment Series: Trending In Our Backyards: A Community-Based Path to Business Sustainability »

Participants explored the emerging trend of community-based sustainability, and left the session with short-term business strategies to develop or advance place-based sustainability goals.