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BVU’s Business Summit

April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 9:30 am

Using the United Nations SDGs as a Framework for Corporate Community Engagement

Businesses Doing Good: Doing it Better, Doing it Together

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have an impact on businesses large and small. Join Northeast Ohio businesses to learn how to leverage the SDGs for operational efficiency, profit and communications for stronger investor relations, employee engagement and our community.

The Summit will include:

– Introduction of the SDGs to the NEO business community as a framework for collaboration.
– Executive speakers about the impact of the SDGs on business.
– Real-world exercises to help you discover how your company aligns with the SDGs, how your policies, operations, and community engagement fits them,
and what other companies in the region are doing.

Who should attend: Professionals from the Executive Suite, HR, Marketing, CSR, Sustainability, and EH&S.


Julie Edgar, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President, Innovation and Chief Sustainability Officer, Lubrizol

Julie EdgarJulie Edgar is corporate vice president, innovation and chief sustainability officer. In her role, Dr. Edgar is responsible for ensuring we have the best innovation tools, processes and metrics in place to successfully bring new, valuable solutions to market, and which positively contribute to the lives of those who use the company’s products and/or live in the communities in which Lubrizol operates.

Claire Sommer, Director, AIM2Flourish

Claire Sommer Claire Sommer is an enthusiastic champion for the UN Global Goals as a powerful, positive framework to help companies achieve resilient operations; healthier communities; and engaged employees, stakeholders and customers. Named as a 2019 TeachSDGs Ambassador, Ms. Sommer leads the AIM2Flourish initiative, based at the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management of CWRU.

Title Sponsor: Hyland Software

Presenting Sponsors: Covia, Dix & Eaton, Nordson Corporation

Partner Sponsors: Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and Crain’s Cleveland Business

Presented in partnership with Flourishing Leadership Institute, AIM2Flourish, CWRU Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and Sustainable Cleveland.


Business Volunteers Unlimited


Tinkham Veale Center, CWRU
11038 Bellflower Rd
Cleveland, 44106
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(216) 368-5681