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Thursday, September 13 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Journey Toward Climate Positive Building Products
Track: Net Positive Products + Enterprise

Can creating better products and manufacturing systems help reverse global warming? Four very different manufacturing companies are taking on this challenge in very different ways. Learn how to shift your own mindset to "net positive" and drive innovation that helps humanity build a climate fit
for life.

Averting climate disaster and harnessing our collective ingenuity will take a fundamental shift in how organizations are approaching the challenge. Until now, it has been good enough to have a plan to measure, report, and manage carbon emissions. In light of the current climate research and the work of Project Drawdown, organizations now need to assert how they will contribute to climate solutions, even as they work to reduce their current contribution to the climate problem.

Four companies - Owens Corning, Covestro, Interface, and Sloan - will share their stories about the current state of this transformation in the building products industry and the diverse strategies they are pursuing to make their products Net Positive for Climate.

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Patrick Boyle

Director, Corporate Sustainability, Sloan
Patrick Boyle is the Director of Sustainability at Sloan and has 20+ years of experience in the environmental health and sustainability field. He holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology.He’s... Read More →
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Mikhail Davis

Director of Restorative Enterprise, Interface, Inc
Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for advancing Interface’s journey to Mission Zero (and beyond) in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic... Read More →
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Jesús Hernandez-Torres

Sr Leader, Product Stewardship and Sustainability, Owens Corning
Jesús is the Leader for Owens Corning’s Product Stewardship Process and Product Sustainability. Product Stewardship review of all new and significantly modified existing products sold by Owens Corning is required as part of Owens Corning's total effort to ensure that their products... Read More →
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Kim Kipin-McDonald

Head of Sustainable Development, North America, Covestro
Kim Kipin-McDonald is a sustainable development expert with extensive experience in innovative environmental and outreach initiatives across a variety of sectors. Since Covestro formed in 2015, she has launched renowned programs centered on cross-functional collaboration for advancing... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 325 David L. Lawrence Convention Center