December 2013 Event

Sustainability Strategies 

Topics: How their organizations define sustainability, the processes they use, the outcomes they expect to achieve, and the tangible and intangible benefits of their respective sustainability strategies.

The Panel

Garrett Boone, Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus of The Container Store, investor in Treehouse

Nathan Loftice, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability for FedEx

Nelly Rocha Andresen, Vice President of Quality Environment, Health & Safety; and Senior Corporate counsel for eRecyclingSolutions now HYLA Mobile

Panel Bios

Garrett BooneMr. Garrett Boone is a Member of the Advisory Board of Satori Capital, L.L.C. He serves as the Chairman Emeritus at The Container Store Inc. and served as Co-Chairman until July 2007. He co-Founded Container Store Inc., in 1978 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, Mr. Boone co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air.  He is active on the Boards of Directors of the YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas where he recently concluded a successful $28 million capital campaign as chairman. He is on the Boards of Directors of The Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, Trinity Trust Foundation, Trinity Commons Foundation, The Boone Family Foundation, and TreeHouse, Inc. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at Texas Women Ventures Fund, LLP. He is a member of the advisory boards for The Dallas Womens Foundation and Teach for America. He served as an Advisory Director of Earful of Books, Inc. since July 6, 2001 and its Director from 1994 to June 2001. He is an advocate for public education and serves on the Dallas ISD Star Commission to share best business practices with DISD.

Nathan LofticeNathan Loftice provides strategic direction, as FedEx company expert, on execution of sustainable business operations while managing environmental affairs and ensuring regulatory compliance. He produces reports detailing major sustainability initiatives, challenges and opportunities to enhance overall environmental and financial performance. Collaborates with various corporations, non-governmental organizations (activists), suppliers, media, and governments regarding various environmental issues. Visualizes, plans, and executes sustainable programs, improves efficiency, and delivers cost savings and revenue generation.

Nelly AndresenNelly Andresen is an executive level professional with over 20 years of experience in business and the practice of law with expertise in organizational development, environmental matters, real estate, commercial transactions, employment and immigration. She is dedicated to achieving measurable and beneficial results through focused, meaningful dialogue and collaboration.  Her specialties include ontract negotiation, dispute resolution, international law, multi-party litigation, cross-functional project management, compliance.

eRecycling Solutions (now HYLA Mobile) is the worlds leading trade-in operator and redistributor of mobile devices. HYLA helps consumers realize residual value from their used phones through immediate trade-in programs by redistributing mobile technology to areas of the world with high demand and expensive supply.

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