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The environment tops the agenda at the Good Business Summit

The environment tops the agenda at the Good Business Summit
February 2020

Patagonia's Vincent Stanley will deliver the keynote presentation

Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley is the keynote speaker at the Good Business Summit.

As part of its mission statement, Patagonia sets out “to not only do less harm, but more good.” The outdoor outfitter’s resident philosopher and author of The Responsible Company, Vincent Stanley, will address the company’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact and create a positive work culture on February 6 when he delivers the keynote at Lowcountry Local First’s seventh annual Good Business Summit.

“There’s no doubt we are living at a time when people want to work for companies that share the same values as they do,” says Jamee Haley, the nonprofit’s executive director.

The summit started as a way to encourage businesses to work together and help address the needs of the larger community. Other featured speakers include Roian Atwood, the senior director of Global Sustainable Business for Wrangler and Lee jeans, and Charleston’s Molly Fienning, CEO of Red Clay Hot Sauce and co-founder of Babiators. Breakout sessions focus on topics such as thriving in a world of online competition and innovative employee benefits.

Haley says she hopes this year’s event will inspire local business owners to consider how they can lessen their impact on the environment. “A 21st-century business is mindful of not only being profitable but looking at the local and global impact of their business,” she says.

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