Nic Marks, Happy Planet Index
Nic Marks kick-started the Rebuild21 conference May 22nd 2013, with an alternative view of the Nordic Model. Nic believes that the Nordic Model has delivered high levels of well-being but ultimately in an unsustainable way. To make his case, Nic will draw upon a variety of data from the Happy Planet Index and National Accounts of Well-being.
Will McInnes, Purpose, Passion & profit, Rebuild21 2013
Will is the author of 'Culture Shock', a 21st Century handbook for business and will lead us through a day of inspiration, talks, and breakout sessions.
Will McIness is the Managing Director of NixonMcInnes, which he co-founded 10 years ago. He curated Meaning 2012, a great event on the future of business held with world-class speakers in Brighton, UK. He also participated in Rebuild21 2011.
Santiago Gowland, Nike, Systems Innovation, Rebuild21 2013
Santiago Gowland, Managing Director, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike
Meet Nike the World's Most Innovative Company 2013 (awarded by Fast Company).
How can we transform our existing systems into new ones that are more sustainable, accessible, and empowering? Managing Director of Nike Sustainability & Innovation, Santiago Gowland, shares insight on Nike's newest initiatives; LAUNCH 2020. LAUNCH is a joined global initiative by Nike, NASA, US Department of State, and US AID. It is an attempt to accelerate innovative solutions to the global challenges we face today.
Nike is a pioneer in integrating sustainability into the core of the innovation and business process - moving beyond CSR compliance - driving radical and systemic industry change.
Tom Szaky, TerraCycle, Rebuild21 Talk 2013
TerraCycle is one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and upcycling. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, “The Coolest Little Start-Up in America!”, and the same year Tom Szaky was named the “#1 CEO in America Under 30″.
Founded in 2001, by Tom Szaky, TerraCycle began by producing organic fertilizer, packaging liquid worm poop in used soda bottles. Since then TerraCycle has grown into one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world, with a self-declared purpose of eliminating the idea of waste.
Rebuild21 celebrates the people and start-ups who are making a difference as a 21st century business. Tom Szaky's TerraCycle is a tangible example of how individuals can transform a global challenge into a business opportunity - in this case by successfully uniting purpose, passion & profits.
Bill Tolany, Whole Foods, Co-Creating Customer Experience
Loise Koch, Grundfos Lifelink, Rebuild21 2013