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Sustainability and ROI: Strategies for SMEs

Haltech & Innovation Factory will be hosting this informative webinar, presented by ScriptString.AI and ThisRock around sustainability and ROI for SMEs. This session will be geared towards growth stage, impact and sustainability-focused organizationsinvestment companies, and C-level executives. We will explore the latest trends in sustainable business practices and their impact on the return on investment for SMEs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of sustainability and ROI.

Note: This session is 45 minutes.


  • SMEs in growth stage
  • Impact and Sustainability-focused organizations
  • Venture Captial
  • Private equity firms
  • C-level executives


Our expert speakers will share practical strategies and best practices for integrating sustainability into the business model, maximizing profitability, avoiding risk, and creating a competitive advantage.


Sylvia Gedge, CEO | ScriptString.AI

Sylvia is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in business, finance, and digital transformation. Her passion is creating a positive impact and leveraging technology to maximize results and do more with less. Sylvia’s leadership promotes challenging the status quo to deliver innovative solutions. Sylvia held various senior financial and operational roles in software, media, manufacturing, and distribution throughout her career with companies such as CBC, Konstant, Cogsdale Software, Corus Entertainment, and eBridge Connections. When not working, Sylvia enjoys reconnecting with nature, and spending time with family and friends, or planning her next home improvement project.


Katie Sutter, Business Development and Sustainability Expert | ScriptStringAI

Katie is a young professional with an academic background in Environmental Sustainability and Communications. Katie has used her skillset and knowledge to help environmental non-profits and other organizations further their sustainability mission through clear and compelling communications. Currently, Katie is working at ScriptString.AI where she supports businesses in accelerating their sustainability goals. When she is not working, Katie enjoys traveling and learning through volunteering with environmental organizations – most recently Katie spent two months cleaning plastics from the Norwegian Sea.


Lindsay Hampson, Founder & Sustainability Advisor | ThisRock

Lindsay Hampson is an MBA with a knack for showing businesses how environmentally and socially-conscious actions can be profitable to the bottom line. She is the founder of ThisRock, a Sustainability & ESG strategy advisory firm. Over her career in Software and Technology (notably IBM, SAP, eBridge Connections, and Jitterbit), she has led talented people, driven business development, owned strategic partnerships, and worked in marketing, and sales. Outside of work, Lindsay is a cheerleader to 2 kids and 1 husband. You can usually find her reading about climate and technology, or running local trails with her dog.




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Mar 01 2023


11:00 am - 11:45 am


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