Industry Initiatives and Collaborative Stewardship

RRS Experts Featured at Sustainability Summit

May 7, 2014, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, proudly announces two of its experts will present at The Conference Board’s 2014 Summit on Sustainability in New York City, New York, May 13-14.

Susan Graff, RRS Principal and Vice President, will provide an overview of today’s sustainability risks and the leadership profile required to manage those risks that are key influencers of corporate strategy. She will also explain the factors that are catalyzing companies to focus outside their boundaries on collaborative stewardship opportunities, and highlight the role of sustainable materials management.

Jim Frey, RRS Principal and CEO, will discuss the business value and a model approach to collaborative stewardship, based on Tetra Pak’s successful leadership in the Carton Council, an industry coalition that has tripled carton recycling access in the US since 2009.

Susan and Jim will be featured alongside RRS client Elisabeth Comere, Director Environment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pak Inc., as she profiles Tetra Pak initiatives in the US to support industry collaboration on recovery, during the Sustainable Materials Management and Collaborative Stewardship Strategies session on Wednesday, May 14th, 2:15-3:00 PM.

More information on the conference can be found on The Conference Board website at


About RRS

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, RRS is a sustainability and recycling consulting firm that strives to create a world where resources are managed to maximize economic and social benefit while minimizing environmental harm. The firm has cutting-edge professionals, engineers, economists, and communication specialists who share this vision and possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. RRS serves both the public and private sectors to manage change in a resource-constrained world.


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