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Global Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather in San Diego for Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference



  Global Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather in San Diego for
  Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference

  Sponsors, Speakers and Participants from Puma, Darden Restaurants, Target,
 Microsoft, Philips, Bloomberg, Coca-Cola Among 1,500 Gathering in San Diego,
                             CA on June 3-6, 2013

Sustainable Brands '13

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- March 14, 2013

Members of Sustainable Brands®, a global community of business, sustainability
and brand innovators from over 50 countries focused on how brands can succeed
by shaping a better future, are set to convene for their largest annual
community gathering at Sustainable Brands '13 (SB '13) June 3-6 this year. The
U.S. conference takes place in San Diego, CA where for the 7^th year,
businesses, solutions and service providers, NGOs, academics and entrepreneurs
will convene to collaborate on enabling successful purpose-driven innovation.
The theme for this year’s community gathering, From Revolution to Renaissance,
focuses on shifts in society and highlights breakthroughs in market
innovations that are helping reinvigorate global economies and building
healthy natural systems.

“While some are still arguing the merits of a focus on environmental and
social innovation, members of the Sustainable Brands community are moving
forward to imagine and validate breakthrough examples of lower impact products
and services that point the way to a future we can look forward to,” said
KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder of Sustainable Brands. “As our conversation expands
around the world, we look forward to getting our community together in June to
share new insights and ideas, as well as to discuss how we can continue to
eliminate obstacles to shaping a flourishing future.”

Morning plenary sessions will highlight transformative ideas and address
market trends and drivers that are shaping the future of business in the 21^st
century. Six afternoon breakout streams focus conversation around core areas
of innovation, including: Business Strategy & Metrics, Employee Engagement &
Organizational Change, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Product & Service
Innovation, Consumer Insights & Behavior Change, and Communications. Sessions
encourage interactive discussion among participants designed to share not just
‘The What’ on the forward edge of brand innovation, but also ‘The Why’, and
‘The How’ as well. Some sessions will serve as community dialogue starters
geared to address obstacles faced by many and surface on the spot ideas about
how these might be overcome.

Community members set to share learning and start conversation include Natasha
Davidson, Area Marketing Manager at Philips, who will talk about sustainable
innovation in emerging markets; Kim Lopdrop, Sr. VP Business Development at
Darden Restaurants, will tee up a discussion about how brands are adding value
through innovative investments in ecosystem services; and Wood Turner, VP
Sustainable Innovation at Stonyfield Farms, will talk about whole systems
shift in the food industry. Additional program and speaker information can be
found on the conference website, which is being updated on a regular basis
with new conversation topics and participants.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

To provide sustainability, brand and design professionals with the tools they
need to deliver solid business results, the Sustainable Brands Solutions Expo
at SB’13 will provide an array of new materials and packaging solutions,
supply chain management tools, waste to resource solutions, carbon and water
measurement tools, behavior change technologies, and more. Space is still
available for sustainable product and service providers to showcase their
offerings in the Expo hall. Visit www.SustainableBrandsExpo.com for more
information.

About Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who
are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2004, our mission has been
to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for
the near and long term by leading the way to a better future. Digitally
published news articles and issues-focused conversation topics,
internationally-known conferences and regional events, a robust learning
library, e-learning, and peer-to-peer membership groups all facilitate
community learning and engagement throughout the year. Sustainable Brands is
hosted by Sustainable Brands Worldwide, a division of Sustainable Life Media
headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Contact:

Saatchi & Saatchi S
Jessica Appelgren, 415-871-1662
jessica.appelgren@saatchis.com
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