Corporate Cleveland, government agencies, local institutions and nonprofits have high hopes for the upcoming Cleveland sustainability summit, which will be held August 12 – 14 in downtown Cleveland. The event and the action items that come out of the event are designed with one goal in mind: “building an economic engine to empower a green city on a blue lake (Lake Erie).”
Energy and environmental lawyer Dave Nash of McMahon DeGulis believes a commitment to sustainability is “the best hope to turn around the Great Lakes economy.” Clearly, everyone knows it won’t be easy, as the goal is to create and begin implementing a 10-year plan.
The program will include keynote addresses by CEOs, city officials, institutional leaders and others; roundtables and group exercises involving people from all walks of life; and a mix of soul-searching and big dreaming.
Everyone there will be looking and listening for the big ideas, but hopefully never losing sight of the devil in the details and the execution of day-to-day activities that drive long-term success. Communicating goals, programs, progress and next steps will be critical; ignoring the communications challenges and opportunities would be fatal.
Registration for the event is still open if you’re interested in joining us.