“What always amazes me is the number of connections and collaborations that happen when you bring together passionate people around share values,” she tells NewScoop.
Wanting to better understand the event’s outcomes, REAP Business Association developed a measurement framework to track its results. Last year’s Down to Earth Week netted more than 1,500 new connections and $4 million dollars in new impact investments among participants.
“It’s really powerful when you bring people together around shared values how much more rapidly those connections and that amplification happens,” says Stephanie, adding she’s hoping for similar results this year.
“What I would love to see is each of our three events filled to capacity with people that are passionate about creating community and environmental benefits through their work, so that every guest will leave with two to three meaningful connections.
“If we achieve that – it’s not just a great Down to Earth Week, there will be ongoing impact.”
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