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Sustainability is the ability of an organization to manage transparently its responsibilities for environmental stewardship, social well-being and economic prosperity over the long term while being held accountable to its stakeholders.
Global corporations such as Wal-Mart have made sustainability part of their business model in an effort to save money, and those corporations are requiring their suppliers to do the same. If you're not already filling out supplier questionnaires about your sustainability efforts get ready - it's only a matter of time.
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  • Sustainability Roundtable | 9/20 | Auburn
  • 2019 Sustainability Winners

Measuring Your Sustainability Impact

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 8-10:30

R H White Construction Inc, 41 Central St, Auburn, MA 01501 



What stories of change do you tell your customers, stakeholders and employees? How do you collect the data that matters to your business? More and more organizations are making a real effort to do business sustainably, but many use a variety of capabilities to measure their impact and share their achievements.

Come  hear three different outlooks from our distinguished panel.  Chris Roughton is a Manufacturing focused Management Consultant with RSM, Cristina Gutierrez Derivative Designer of Permasteelisa North America and Kim Wilson is a Global Business Development Executive at Dassault Systèmes .




8:00am – 8:30 AM Registration/Introductions  

8:30am - 9:30 AM    Speaker Presentations – Chris Roughton-RSM, Cristina Gutierrez- Derivative Permasteelisa North America and Kim Wilson- Global Business Development Executive at Dassault Systèmes .

9:30am – 9:45 AM – Break 

9:45am – 10:30 AM – Panel Discussion 



Chris Roughton is a Manufacturing focused Management Consultant with RSM, the first-choice advisor to middle-market business leaders globally. He has over 14 years of manufacturing and operations leadership experience, having worked for companies that range in stage from high-growth and venture backed to mature and publicly funded. Chris’ sustainability journey started while pursuing his MBA at the Yale School of Management where he was educated in Sustainability Metrics and Reporting, Life Cycle Assessments, and Corporate Environmental Strategy. His experience and education then brought Chris to the sustainable beverage startup, Bevi, where he lead field service and supply chain operations during a period of 5x revenue growth. Chris now advises clients in operations management and strategy, helping companies better leverage their technology and data for improved business performance and strategic decision making. Chris received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.


Cristina Gutierrez
Cristina is a Derivative Designer within the Design department of Permasteelisa North America, located in Windsor, CT. An alumnus from Central Connecticut State University, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Management, with a concentration in Manufacturing Processes. In her current role as Communications Officer for the Massachusetts Chapter of WIM, she helps plan and coordinate events throughout the state aimed at providing year-round support to women with a career in the manufacturing industry. A Connecticut native, she is a proud “Nutmegger” and is consistently looking for ways to promote the amazing manufacturing ecosystem located here in New England."


Kim Wilson is a Global Business Development Executive at Dassault Systèmes. She enjoys bringing people and teams together to create optimized business solutions.  Kim previously worked in a variety of roles within large manufacturing companies, a health care start up and a non-profit venture. She has broad experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product management and environmental services across numerous industries. Kim’s current role is to help Life Science and Consumer Products companies optimize their engineering and manufacturing operations using virtual reality, simulation, and digital continuity software tools.  She received a BS in Chemical Engineering and a concentration in Business from the Pennsylvania State University.


Six companies ranging from a global ride-sharing powerhouse to a Berkshire County company making key chemicals used for water purification have been named winners of the fourth annual Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Sustainability Award. The award recognizes excellence in environmental stewardship, promotion of social well-being and contributions to economic prosperity.


Ocean Spray

Lyft Inc., with Massachusetts headquarters in Medford; Holland Company of Adams; American Saw of East Longmeadow; Ocean Spray Cranberries of Lakeville/Middleboro; FLEXcon Company of Spencer; and Signify of Burlington were selected from among several dozen nominations.


The six companies will be honored at a series of regional celebrations throughout Massachusetts during September and October.


Learn more about this year's winners.


Register and learn more about our regional celebrations.

Robert Rio, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Government Affairs

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