Distinguished panel of business, politics, and sustainability practitioners addresses USSEE 2013 conference

Senge panelA distinguished panel of speakers from the business, political, academic, and sustainability practice sectors addressed the USSEE 2013 conference in Burlington, Vermont, in a session entitled, “Systemic Change at a Scale That Matters–How Does Societal Innovation Go Viral?” The panel included Cylvia Hayes, Darcy Winslow, Hal Hamilton, and Peter Senge. The session sparked broad discussion about the role of the corporate, NGO, and policy sectors of the economy in advancing dialogue on sustainability. The session was moderated by Marta Ceroni of the Donella Meadows Institute.

Cylvia Hayes is founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm, and also the First Lady of Oregon. She has 23 years of experience in clean energy and sustainable economic development.

Darcy Winslow is a pioneer and active practitioner of sustainability frameworks and principles, exploring and experimenting with the application of these to all aspects of business. She is founder of DSW Collective, LLC, which brings together a wide range of consulting and strategy experts with complementary backgrounds to focus on the alignment of an organizations values and principles with the development and implementation of practical yet aggressive systemic sustainable design strategies. Darcy also worked at Nike, Inc. for over 20 years and held several senior management positions within the business.

Hal Hamilton founded and co-directs the global Sustainable Food Lab. The purpose of the Sustainable Food Lab is to mainstream sustainability in global food supply, and its projects are all aimed at practical supply chain tools and shared learning among peers.

Peter Senge  is an American scientist and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is known as author of the book The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization from 1990 (new edition 2006).