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Join us for a conversation with Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainability for DuPont, as she shares her wealth of experience from working with environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) and other stakeholder groups.

Seeing that DuPont has been one of the world's largest chemical companies since the 1980s, sustainability may not immediately come to mind.  But they have actually been helping their various businesses integrate sustainability into operations for the past two decades.

Like so many corporations, DuPont’s foray into formally engaging with NGOs was driven by crisis, one after the other.  In the beginning, they were admittedly most interested in appeasing environmental campaigners to resolve the challenge du jour and to get out of the headlines.  Over time though, as they built trusting relationships, DuPont’s leadership came to see these organizations as partners who could not only help them get ahead of potential issues, but also grow.

Employees like Dawn have been at the forefront of this transition, recognizing how much of an impact DuPont can make given its market share.      

In this webinar:

  • Companies will learn…

    • Best practices for engaging ENGOs for optimal outcome;

    • The business case for engaging ENGOs that will work for companies even at the early stages of their sustainability journey

  • ENGOs will learn…

    • What a company needs to get out of an ENGO engagement

WEBINAR: Engaging Environmental Organizations:  A Conversation with DuPont

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. All registrants will also receive a recording of the live webinar.


Jessica McGlyn is founder of Catalynics. Drawing on deep expertise working with corporations, NGOs and policy makers, Catalynics helps social impact and sustainability professionals and organizations build the leadership skills, relationships, and partnerships they need for high impact results. Technical fixes and unilateral approaches alone are not good enough. We need to work together, engaging not only minds but hearts. Using the tools and approaches of design thinking, organizational leadership coaching, stakeholder engagement and innovative collaboration, we help you move faster and go bigger. 


Dawn joined DuPont in 1980 and has held positions in Technical Service, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management within the Packaging and Industrial Polymers business and Crop Protection businesses.   In late 1997, she began working in the corporate organization to assist DuPont businesses in integrating sustainability strategies into their strategy and business management processes.  She leads DuPont’s efforts at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development  (WBCSD) and the United Nations Global Compact.  

She currently is on the Corporate Consultive Group Advisory Group of World Resources Institute, is on the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy of Delaware and the Board of Directors of the Delaware Nature Society. 

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November 7, 2018 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM PT
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