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Raise the Green Bar 2019: Your Roadmap to Sustainability & Success
DATE:  October 24, 2019
LOCATION:  Hearst Tower, New York, NY
HOST:  Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe

DESCRIPTION:  Third annual Green Summit hosted by Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe focusing on maximizing brands’ sustainability efforts for increased consumer engagement. The day includes keynote speakers, panels, networking opportunities, light breakfast, full lunch at the famed Hearst Tower, cocktail hour at the Good Housekeeping Institute, and sessions offering key insights such as:

  • Expert advice to amplify your company’s eco efforts.
  • Target key opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • How to make your science meaningful to consumers.
  • Strategies to garner greater brand loyalty.
  • Meet & greet opportunities with industry leaders.

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Raise the Green Bar 2018: Your Roadmap to Sustainability & Success
DATE:  November 8, 2018
LOCATION:  Hearst Tower, New York, NY
HOST:  Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe

DESCRIPTION:  Second annual Green Summit hosted by Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe focusing on maximizing brands’ sustainability efforts for increased consumer engagement. The day included keynote speakers, panels, networking opportunities, light breakfast, full lunch at the famed Hearst Tower, cocktail hour at the Good Housekeeping Institute, and sessions offering key insights such as:

  • Expert advice to amplify your company’s eco efforts.
  • Target key opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • How to make your science meaningful to consumers.
  • Strategies to garner greater brand loyalty.
  • Meet & greet opportunities with industry leaders.
AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM WELCOME
Jane Francisco, Editorial Director, Hearst Lifestyle Group: Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Dr. Oz The Good Life + Prevention
9:15 AM KEYNOTEEliminating the Idea of Waste
Tom Szaky, CEO – TerraCycle
9:45 AM DISCUSSION & PRESENTATION:
The Retailer’s Role in a Sustainable Marketplace
Mike Schade, Director – Mind the Store Campaign, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families; Bill Dolak, Senior Manager, Product Sustainability – Walgreens
10:15 AM FIRESIDE CHAT:Clean & Green: How to Make Laundry More Sustainable 
Laura Goodman, Senior Scientist – NA Fabric Care, P&G; Julie Xiang, Senior Engineer – NA Fabric Care, P&G; Carolyn Forté, Home Care & Textiles Lab Director – The Good Housekeeping Institute (moderator)
10:50 AM PANEL:Naturals in the Marketplace: Opportunities in the World of Clean Beauty
Tina Hedges, Founder & CEO – LOLI Beauty; Kevin Gianni, CEO & Co-Founder – Annmarie Skin Care;  Rachel Pachivas, COO – Annmarie Skin Care; April Franzino, Beauty Director – Hearst Lifestyle Group (moderator)
11:20 AM CAMPAIGN CLOSE-UP:How We Are Raising the Green Bar
Philippe Caradec, VP – Danone North America
11:30 AM PANEL:Corporate Action: How Companies Can Drive Hard for People, Planet & Profit
Daya Fields, SVP Marketing & Product Development – Alaffia; Loren Hynes, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility – NBCUniversal; Davida Heller, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability – Citi; Erik Eibert, Assistant Director, Sustainability Initiatives – The New School (moderator)
11:50 AM ANNOUNCEMENT:Intro to Good Housekeeping Sustainability Awards
Birnur Aral, PhD, Health, Beauty & Environmental Sciences Lab Director – The Good Housekeeping Institute
12:00 PM LUNCH
12:30 PM LUNCH PRESENTATION:Decades of Deceit: A Critical Eye on Pesticides, Science and Industry
Carey Gillam, Award-Winning Journalist & Author
1:00 PM CAMPAIGN CLOSE-UP:How We Are Raising the Green Bar
Heather Terry, Founder – Paper Greats; Selina Fletcher, Founder + Idea Jedi – Paper Greats
1:10 PM KEYNOTE:Environmental Toxins – What Everyone Needs to Know
Dr. Philip Landrigan, Best-Selling Author & Director, Global Public Health Program – Boston College
1:45 PM PANEL:Ingredient Integrity: Making Authentic Choices
Eric Korman, CEO – PHLUR; Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, CEO – Lumineaux; Martina Joseph, CEO – Dr. Hauschka Skincare; Sydney Cook, Ingredient Research – Made Safe (moderator)
2:15 PM PRESENTATIONCancer-Related Chemicals in Our Products, Homes, & Bodies
Ruthann Rudel, Research Director – Silent Spring Institute
2:50 PM PANELWear Your Values
Marina Carmen Gama-Ramirez, Renew Designer – Eileen Fisher; Katina Boutis, Sustainability Director – Loomstate; Lindsey Swedick, Marketing Director – FEED Project; Kate Black, Author and Founder – Magnifeco (moderator)
3:25 PM PRESENTATION:Why Sustainability Makes Dollars and Sense
Kevin P. Eckerle, Ph.D., Director of Corporate Research and Engagement – NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
3:45 PM PRESENTATION:Easy Ways to Green Your Life
Alicia Silverstone, Sustainability Advocate & Actor
4:15 PM CAMPAIGN CLOSE-UP:How We Are Raising the Green Bar
Larry Tse, Farm Manager – Dig Inn
4:25 PM CLOSING REMARKS
4:30 PM COCKTAILS
GH Kitchen of the Future Powered by Miele, 29th Floor

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Raise the Green Bar 2017: Your Roadmap to Sustainability & Success

DATE:  November 8, 2017
LOCATION:  Hearst Tower, New York, NY

HOST:  Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe

DESCRIPTION:  The first annual Green Summit focusing on maximizing your brand’s sustainability efforts for increased consumer engagement, hosted by the Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe  Dr. Oz delivered a health keynote on how buying sustainable products impacts your well-being and Jeffrey Hollender delivered the keynote on building sustainable businesses. The day included networking with attendees and keynote speakers, panels and sessions offering key insights.

> Download 2017 Raise the Green Bar Summit Findings Report

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, keynote speaker at 2017 Raise the Green Bar event with Good Housekeeping

How Will the Best-Selling Products of the Future Be Made Safe Through Green Chemistry?
DATE:
  October 17, 2016
LOCATION:  Wilmington, MA
HOST:  Warner Babcock Institute
DESCRIPTION:  Participants joined John Warner of the Warner Babcock Institute, Pete Myers of Environmental Health News and Amy Ziff, Founder and CEO of Made Safe, for an afternoon of learning about brands on the forefront and how the best-selling products are being made safe through green chemistry. Lunch Discussion and Private Tour.