ERM Executive Business Forum in Philadelphia

Revolutionizing the Role of EHSS: From Independence to Interdependence

19 September 2017 at the Museum of American Revolution 
2pm - 5pm Forum Discussion

5pm - 6:30pm Refreshments and Networking

We invite you to join your peers for lively discussion and debate on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the recently opened Museum of the American Revolution. Drawing inspiration from the museum, our conversation will be uniquely interwoven with the stories of the American Revolution. Together we’ll explore topics that are confronting all of us as EHS and Sustainability revolutionaries:

Stirrings of Revolt

  • What are the trigger points in your organization stirring the need for change?
  • How are you integrating EHSS with operations?
  • How do you win over the masses to make the business change necessary?

Mapping Your Journey

  • How do you identify and work with the right change agents inside your organization?
  • Who should you collaborate with outside of the company – customers…suppliers…NGOs?
  • How do you prioritize the most important EHSS related business initiatives and map the EHSS strategy against company strategy?

Seeing Around Corners

  • What battles might you expect to fight in revolutionizing EHSS, and how can you best prepare and persevere?
  • How do you muster the courage to take chances and experiment in order to get ahead of the game and win?
  • How do EHSS leaders look ahead to support broad business strategy and unforeseen challenges and opportunities?

Importance of Governance

  • How will your new EHSS function be governed, and how will it fit into the rest of the organization?
  • How do you build an infrastructure that stands the test of time, especially in light of inevitable changes?
  • How do you empower the individuals on your team - especially millennials - to personally take on the long-term responsibility of carrying your revolution forward?

In addition, special guest Mike Gambrell will be joining us. Mike retired from Dow after 37 years, holding prominent positions as EVP of Manufacturing and Engineering Operations and special adviser to Dow’s Chairman and CEO. He’s the founding sponsor of The Campbell Institute (the EHS Center of Excellence), and is a firm proponent of elevating the EHSS conversation in today’s corporations.

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Who Should Attend

Attendance is by invitation only, and is limited to keep sessions highly interactive. We appreciate that you may not be available on September 19; if you would like to pass your invitation to a colleague, please contact ERM first and we will try to accommodate them.

This forum aims to bring together senior executives for large and influential companies who have a role in either leading the EHS and/or Sustainability function at the corporate level or a role in which EHS and Sustainability are critical to the success of the business. (e.g., Director of Operations, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.).

EHSS professionals from the following organizations are currently registered:

Axalta Saint-Gobain
Exelon Teva Pharmaceuticals
Merck Trinseo


There is no fee to attend the forum. Food and beverage will be provided. Participants are expected to cover their travel expenses. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate by request – contact Cathy DiSantis at +1 484 913 0300 or [email protected].

Philadelphia Forum

19 September 2017
2pm – 6:30pm

Museum of the American Revolution
101 South Third St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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ERM Contact

For further guidance or questions on the series, please contact Hannah Hollier at [email protected] or +1 504 214 4680.