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In this independent on-demand briefing, speakers from Beneplace, REC Solar, and Sony Pictures discuss various green employee benefits and how these benefits engage employees on a personal level.

Leading Employee Practices for Sustainability:
Green Employee Benefits

Michael Butcher, COO, Beneplace, Inc.
Heath Hutchison, Marketing Operations Manager, REC Solar
John Rego, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Sony Pictures
Don Bray, President, AltaTerra Research


Green employee benefits are an easy, impactful, and low-cost way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, and engage employees in sustainability on a personal level. Long-time employees and new recruits alike appreciate company-provided options and discounts for green products and services - helping companies retain and attract top talent. And employees engaging in sustainable practices at a personal level reinforce similar perspectives at work.

Examples of green benefit programs, include socially and environmentally responsible 401k/403b investment options, purchase programs for home energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, etc), and hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles; and alternative commuting options, such as telecommuting, public transit, shuttles, and carpooling.

This independent briefing, the third in a three-part series, provides an overview of different types of green benefits, corporate case studies of actual implementations and lessons learned, insights into trends, and recommendations for employers and vendors.

  • Michael Butcher, COO at Beneplace, Inc., a benefit management company, will provide an overview of voluntary benefit programs including green benefits. He will also provide customer examples of successful green benefit programs such as at Hewlett-Packard.
  • John Rego, Director of Environmental Sustainability at Sony Pictures, will describe their employee sustainability engagement program, why they decided to offer green benefits, what green benefits are in place and program challenges and lessons learned.
  • Heath Hutchison, Marketing Operations Manager at REC Solar, will provide an overview of their corporate solar purchasing program for employees including how they provide direct employee education and engagement on-site.

Who Should Attend

  • HR professionals
  • CSR/Sustainability professionals
  • EHS professionals
  • Green team members
  • Corporate executives
  • Clean technology product and service providers
  • Consultant and academic professionals

About the Presenters

Heath Hutchison is REC Solar’s Manager of Residential Marketing Operations where he is responsible for identifying and improving operational efficiencies in the company’s national field marketing programs spanning lead generation, local events and advertising. Prior to REC Solar, Heath produced trade shows for the National Association of Home Builders, including the National Green Building Conference. Heath graduated from American University in Washington DC with a degree in International Business and a minor in Spanish studies.

John Rego joined Sony Pictures in 2009 after eight years consulting both in the energy industry and in the design of sustainability programs for organizations worldwide. His consulting experience has led him to be involved in a variety of sectors such as consumer products, technology, electronics, energy, and education. In 2007, he was Environmental Director and eco-spokesperson for Live Earth, Al Gore's worldwide campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis. At Sony Pictures, Rego drives business strategy and programs in pursuit of achieving Sony's sustainability goals.

Reference Materials

You will receive a full copy of the presentation slides in PDF format and on-demand access to an event recording.



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About AltaTerra Research Briefings

AltaTerra Research Briefings are designed to provide independent professional education on critical market developments in efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable business. Recognized experts from the business community, institutions, and government share information and insights in an accessible conference session format that is interactive and non-sponsored (unless otherwise specified). Briefings typically begin with an overview, then move into greater detail, and close with a moderated audience question-and-answer (Q&A) period. After the live briefing, on-demand access to the recording, including audio and presentations, is provided to registrants and available for sale.

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