Driving Sustainability: From Crisis To Opportunity

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Waste Management Launches ‘Driving Sustainability – A Two-Part Virtual Conversation’ Ahead of Annual Sustainability Forum

Free Virtual Event Kicks Off Wednesday, October 28th

HOUSTON — Oct. 21, 2020 — Waste Management (WM) is proud to announce the launch of Driving Sustainability, a special two-part virtual conversation designed to address sustainability amid a global pandemic. Part I, titled “From Crisis to Opportunity,” will take place on Wednesday, October 28 at 3 p.m. EST and will feature Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican citizen and an internationally recognized leader on climate change; Jasmine Crowe, an award-winning social entrepreneur, TED Speaker and CEO of Goodr Co.; and Tara Hemmer, WM’s senior vice president of field operations. The virtual conversation will last 45 minutes and is free to “attend” with registration required at www.wmsustainabilityforum.com.

Part II of the Driving Sustainability virtual conversation series will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m. EST. Post U.S. presidential election and titled “The Next Four Years,” Part II of the series will discuss predictions for the next term and the importance of sustainable initiatives in restarting the economy and leading with purpose.

Both Driving Sustainability virtual events will be streamed live on LinkedIn and YouTube.

Driving Sustainability: From Crisis to Opportunity on October 28 will look at the environmental, economic and social challenges the pandemic has brought to the forefront, highlighting their interdependence and overall effect on sustainability. Tara Hemmer will moderate the conversation with Figueres discussing climate change and Crowe examining food insecurity.

The Driving Sustainability series will set the stage for the 2021 WM Sustainability Forum to be held virtually February 3 and 4, 2021. The two-day virtual conference, held in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s WM Phoenix Open, will bring together thought leaders from both business and civic sectors to exchange ideas and create innovative strategies around sustainability. The daily schedule and featured speakers for the 2021 WM Sustainability Forum will be announced at a later date.

Waste Management created the Sustainability Forum in 2011 as a collaborative space for corporate leaders, government leaders, experts, innovators and influencers to share insights and exchange ideas.

For event and registration information, visit www.wmsustainabilityforum.com. Pre-registration is mandatory.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com. Media inquiries to Janette Micelli, jmicelli@wm.com, 602-579-6152 or Rob Myers, rob@rmprgroup.com, 602-317-6131.

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