Can small business make a big sustainable impact?

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Can small business make a big sustainable impact?

About the speaker
  • Josh Jacobs
    Josh Jacobs
    Director of Sustainability at WAP Sustainability
    Josh is responsible for engaging and understanding the global marketplaces' sustainable rating systems, codes, purchasing policies, and standards for WAP Sustainability. In this role he helps develop and track the environmental programs that are being utilized throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, Josh has served on over 40 sustainably focused committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, LEED Steering Committee, and served on the water/IEQ WG that developed the first draft of the IgCC. He is a recurring guest lecturer at multiple universities and has spoken on sustainable materials on 5 continents. He works with organizations investor relations teams to help them understand financial reporting tools such as SASB, GRI, and TCFD. Josh served as Chairman of the US Mirror Committee for ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement, Vice Chair for USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee, served as USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee Chair and currently serves as Vice Chair of ASHRAE 189.1.

Key takeaways

The most important thing is making the decision to change and do better.

Small companies often have the advantage of being more nimble, and can make decisions and act on them quickly.

Measuring impact is complex as a different companies may choose to focus on different areas of sustainability.