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Sustainable Brands Events
Where Business and Brand Leaders Convene in Person
Sustainable Brands® events were founded on the belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world. Connect with professionals from different perspectives and disciplines in an optimistic, collaborative environment and create a shared vision of what is possible. Attend an upcoming event and learn more about our past events by watching video highlights.
Upcoming Events in 2016
February 24, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan
The Japanese community graciously welcomes Sustainable Brands for the first time in their country. Join us for a one day Symposium to learn more about how SB, Japanese brands, and global thought leaders are leading the way to a flourishing future. This is a formal kick-off event in preparation for our full Sustainable Brands Tokyo Conference in January of 2017.
May 14-17, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa
Join local and global brand innovators at SB's inaugural event in Cape Town and discover how to create an abundant Africa. SB'16 Cape Town will feature inspiring program events, break away workshops, tours and networking opportunities.
May 22-24, 2016 | Barcelona, Spain
The European community welcomes another opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals. Hear up to the minute market trends driving new opportunity for brand innovation that resolve real social problems and resource tensions. Global and local brands will showcase their progress when the community reconvenes in Barcelona during the summer of 2016.
May 26-27, 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world hosts the SB community for the fourth year in a row. Learn how business leaders are working together to solve challenges unique to emerging economies that contribute toward a sustainable future.
June 6-9, 2016 | San Diego, CA
This is by far the largest gathering of global sustainability and brand professionals who have focused attention on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping our future. We're back in San Diego at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Mark your calendars and commit today to participating in collaboration activities onsite. Stay tuned for details as they unfold!
June 21-22, 2016 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The flair and culture of Rio de Janeiro continues to inspire brand, sustainability and design leaders to spark the innovation that leads toward a flourishing future. Understand the value that brands create when they become aware of the impact they have on the world around them.
June 27-29, 2016 | Sydney, Australia
As Australia's leading global city and gateway to Asia, Sydney is recognized internationally for its outstanding environmental performance and as a future focused and innovative business center. Connect with the largest peer community of global brand leaders interested in driving value through sustainability in Sydney this June.
September 6-7, 2016 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brands that broaden their role within society and redesign the way they deliver value are recognizing the economic, environmental and social benefits that result. This event in South America is yet another opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals.
September 26-28, 2016 | Copenhagen, Denmark
The Northern European SB community heads to Copenhagen in September of 2016. This city, known for its devotion to sustainable business practices and the laudable goal of becoming the world’s first CO2 neutral capital by 2015, is the perfect location to convene an ecosystem of business leaders for conversations on sustainability-led brand innovation.
October 12-13, 2016 | Bangkok, Thailand
A major regional force in business, the vibrant city of Bangkok hosts the SB community for the second year in a row. Join business leaders and sustainability practitioners in Bangkok and learn about the local companies who are recognizing the business benefits of delivering better brands.
November 1-2, 2016 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia brings another welcomed perspective as sustainability and design leaders gather from around the world to share profitable business models that deliver brand purpose. With Kuala Lumpur continuing to be a major hub for business in Asia, brand leaders will reconvene at SB’16 Kuala Lumpur in November of 2016.
November 14-16, 2016 | Boston, MA
A new economy is emerging that requires expanded methods and metrics for identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business risk and value. Join corporate sustainability leaders to discover innovative tools, ideas and methodologies that capture tangible business value and translate it into corporate financial performance.
Recent Past Events
The largest gathering of business leaders across various industries, organizational types and sizes, and corporate functions. Conferences began in 2007 in the US and have grown to over 2,000 in attendance.
A universally recognized home for our global community, all SB events are unique in their systems approach to sustainability. They encourage and support collaborative discussion that creates broader understanding of opportunities that lead to positive business results.
Sustainable Brands 2015 Kuala Lumpur
Sustainable Brands 2015 Buenos Aires
Sustainable Brands 2015 Rio
Sustainable Brands 2015 Istanbul
Sustainable Brands 2015 Barcelona
Sustainable Brands 2015 Bangkok
Sustainable Brands 2014 Buenos Aires
Sustainable Brands 2014 Istanbul
Sustainable Brands 2013 Istanbul
Sustainable Brands 2013 Rio
Deep Dive Conversations
For professionals at the forefront of innovation, topic focused events emphasize breakthrough research and models plus allow for in-depth conversation. Participants benefits by engaging with other business leaders about the failures and successes that are driving brands towards sustainable innovation.
New Metrics 2015
New Metrics 2014
Sustainable Brands Seminars 2011
Sustainable Brands Bootcamp
Corporate Member Events
Member-only meetings unite business leaders in search of the answer to one key question: How can their brand(s) prosper while leading the way to a better future. Learn more about Corporate Membership and attend an upcoming meeting.