Thursday, 13 July 2017
US-Based FSC Members Meet to Prepare for General Assembly
July 13, 2017
On July 11, 2017, FSC members based in the U.S. met in Minneapolis in preparation for the 2017 General Assembly in Vancouver (October 9-13). The meeting agenda focused on submitted motions, along with discussion and decisions around collective priorities and strategies for achieving successful outcomes at this year’s General Assembly.
As a next step to continue these discussions, the group agreed that the FSC US staff and Board of Directors would coordinate national chamber and cross-chamber conference calls, connect members with their global chamber dialogue, and further clarify motion priorities across the entire membership in the US.
Corey Brinkema, FSC US President, also presented the organization’s 2016 annual financial report and reviewed the major operational enhancements to the global FSC system, including the addition of senior staff, a new global operating structure and leadership team, an Investments & Partnerships unit, technology and data management changes, system integrity initiatives, and global consumer market research.