Sunday, June 9, 2013

Event - Summit on Private Environmental Governance (Eco-labels and Seals)

The Summit on Private Environmental Governance will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. The Summit on Private Environmental Governance engages stakeholders across Industries. This unique conference initiates dialogues on eco-labels and seals. Consumers and companies alike are overwhelmed by an explosion of eco-labels in the marketplace. Industry fragmentation, consumer confusion and a lack of consensus over criteria for sustainability threaten to hamper the sustainability initiatives of businesses and erode consumer trust.

On Monday, June 10, the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council and Environmental Law Institute will present a first-of-its-kind conference: A Summit on Private Environmental Governance. The Summit will initiate a dialogue among stakeholders about the legal issues taking shape amid emerging private environmental governance. The Summit will explore how sustainability initiatives, standard-setting, consumer protection and competition law work together in this important and rapidly developing area. There currently are more than 400 standards.

Deborah Platt Majoras, the Chief Legal Officer at consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Company, will keynote the event. Ms. Majoras is a former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.


- The Emergence and Implications of Private Environmental Governance
- Supply Chain Management, Contracting and Enforcement
- Best Practices for Voluntary Standards
- Navigating the Intersection between Private Governance and Environmental Law
- Avoiding a Red Card with Green Claims and Labels.

Who Should Attend

Summit content is geared toward the needs and interests of sustainability professionals, in-house attorneys, marketing executive, non-governmental organizations - including third-party certifiers, trade associations and environmental groups; government agencies and academics.

Advertising Industry Self-Regulation

The Advertising Self-Regulatory Council establishes the policies and procedures for advertising industry self-regulation, including the National Advertising Division (NAD), Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), National Advertising Review Board (NARB), Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) and Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (Accountability Program.) The self-regulatory system is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

According to the event organizer self-regulation is good for consumers. The self-regulatory system monitors the marketplace, holds advertisers responsible for their claims and practices and tracks emerging issues and trends. Self-regulation is good for advertisers. Rigorous review serves to encourage consumer trust; the self-regulatory system offers an expert, cost-efficient, meaningful alternative to litigation and provides a framework for the development of a self-regulatory to emerging issues.

For more information or to register click here.

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