Highlights from Facebook Sustainability @ Scale

by David Cohen
Facebook provided some highlights of last month's Sustainability @ Scale event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in a post on its engineering blog. Late last month, more than 200 people convened at Facebook's offices in Menlo Park for Sustainability @ Scale, a daylong conference focused on corporate sustainability.Read the full article

Welcome to Sustainability@Scale

Facebook's Bill Weihl kicks off the event by asking attendees to consider how we can impact sustainability at scale -- not just in small pilot projects, or with a few suppliers, or a few customers, but broadly, with real impact.

Water Sustainability in a Changing World - Sustainability@Scale

Tom Cooper, manager of corporate water programs at Intel, provided a case study on Intel's water conservation strategies. He was joined by Desirae Early, sustainability strategy and innovation manager at Levi Strauss & Co., and Eric Olson, senior vice president at BSR, for a panel discussion.

Driving Sustainability Through Consumer Engagement - Sustainability@Scale

Participating: Jonathan Atwood of Unilever, Jill Dumain of Patagonia, Susan Hunt Stevens of WeSpire, and Emma Stewart of Autodesk. The panelists discussed how to utilize a company's consumer base and employees to scale sustainability.

Looking at Climate Change Through the NGO Lens - Sustainability@Scale

Our closing session was a panel discussion on climate change moderated by Bill Weihl of Facebook, with participation by Ralph Cavanagh of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Jodie Van Horn of the Sierra Club, David Pomerantz of Greenpeace, and Elizabeth Sturcken of the Environmental Defense Fund.

Closing Remarks - Sustainability@Scale

Facebook's Bill Weihl sums up the event and hopefully the day has inspired collaboration.