Thank you! SB'13 would not be possible without the help of our sponsors.
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The world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer (according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index) now presents an industry changing approach called BMW i. Squarely focused on sustainability, BMW i is thinking far beyond fascinating electric cars and intelligent mobility services. From a manufacturing process powered with regenerative sources, to the use of sustainably sourced and produced natural raw materials, all the way to the recycling, BMW i is redefining the car’s lifecycle and sustainable mobility. Because simply converting the existing wasn’t enough, everything needed to be reborn.
BMW i. Born Electric.
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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life.
Saatchi & Saatchi S makes sustainability irresistible. We believe in smart thinking and powerful storytelling to propel innovation, create organizational change, inspire and engage employees, and enhance customer loyalty. We help shape many of today's most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola and AT&T, as well as tomorrow's solutions for a better world, like Edeniq and yerdle. Through blended Strategy, Engagement and Communication programs, we focus on creating long-term business and organizational value. www.saatchis.com
Citizen Group is dedicated to building "citizen brands." The San Francisco-based agency helps shape values-based brand strategies and then brings them to life through compelling creative campaigns, social media, and community initiatives that inspire, inform, and invite audiences to participate. Clients include Amnesty International, Mighty Leaf Tea, Pabst Brewing Company, NRDC, Rock the Vote, USA Network, Wal-Mart (sustainability initiative), and World Wildlife Fund (Climate Savers initiative). www.citizengroup.com
Guardian Sustainable Business is a global network for business leaders at the cutting-edge of positive change. We curate the world's most authoritative voices on corporate sustainability to bring you thought-provoking comment, debate and expert insight.
Founded in 2009 by CEO Joel Babbit and Rolling Stone's keyboardist Chuck Leavell, MNN is the world's most visited Internet resource for environmental news and information. The Company's sites – which include mnn.com, treehugger.com, and planetgreen.com -- now attract over 9 million visits each month from 200 different countries. Equity partners include both CNN and Discovery Communications. Labeled "The USA Today of Sustainability" by Fast Company and "Green Machine" by Associated Press, MNN utilizes a unique sponsorship model that has attracted many of the world's leading companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, SC Johnson, AT&T, Allstate, Wal-Mart, Mercedes, UPS, and UL.
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Since opening our first store in 1962, we've invested in the health and sustainability of our communities. In the 1970s, we sponsored the first Earth Day celebration and developed our first recycling program. Today, we continue to integrate sustainable practices across our business with an eye on using our resources responsibly and maintaining the health of our communities.
Earth911, Inc. supports the growth and goals of businesses and the information needs of consumers on topics relevant to recycling and low-waste through Earth911 Media and Vertigent.
Earth911 Media is a leading digital publisher in low-waste living.
Coca-Cola has reported significant progress towards achieving its environmental commitments for three consecutive years. Details are outlined in the bottler's Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, Clear on Our Commitments: Our Journey to 2020. The report shows that Coca Cola improved water efficiencies, increased internal recycling rates and reduced its reported carbon footprint in 2009.
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Odds are you have several amazing sustainability stories to tell. And that's the problem. It's tough to prioritize and package the right sustainability story to help your brand gain traction in the market. That's where we come in. We're Shelton Group, the nation's leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability space. Give us a shout and we'll help you turn your sustainability story into a market advantage. Visit us at sheltongrp.com.
As the world's leading provider of business software, SAP delivers products and services that help accelerate business innovation for our customers. We believe that doing so will unleash growth and create significant new value – for our customers, SAP, and ultimately, entire industries and the economy at large. Today, customers in more than 120 countries run SAP applications – from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. As one of the leaders in business process solutions and recognized for our sustainability initiatives, SAP is well poised to help companies worldwide holistically manage their sustainability strategy and achieve new levels of business excellence.www.sap.com
Cone Communications is a public relations and marketing agency known for igniting brands with high-impact strategies and programs based in deep insights, unique subject matter expertise and innovation. Focusing on key areas such as consumer product media relations, social media, cause branding and marketing, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit marketing, corporate communications and crisis prevention/management – the agency is positioned to help clients achieve both business and societal outcomes.
AHA! creates memorable, strategic communications for some of the world's biggest brands when they want to go beyond simply telling their story. Leaders with global reach who want to drive action, inspire change and create a community among the people who have a stake in their company's success turn to AHA! to build credibility and earn trust.
Life is not about what you do today but what you leave behind. Over 16 million vinyl billboards are produced each year, most of which wind up in landfills. Relan re-purposes the vinyl into valued sustainable products creating an extraordinary branding opportunity for corporations and organizations to communicate their sustainability mission. The one-of-a-kind uniqueness and the story behind each product is truly fascinating. www.relangreen.com
Two Tomorrows is an international corporate sustainability agency. They deliver deep insight, strategic advice and pragmatic support to major companies, enabling them to create long-term value by doing business sustainably. Two Tomorrows serves a global client base from offices in Europe, Asia and North America and through their network of partner firms worldwide.
At Solazyme, we make oil. Our unique technology transforms plant material into the renewable oils that our world so urgently needs. Through our technology, we can address market needs never before met, and provide sustainable solutions that improve product use, all by harnessing the power of one remarkable organism: microalgae.
AoSA is a print & fabrication company dedicated to decreasing waste in the sign and display industry. Our focus is on materials; we print on reclaimed pallet wood, RPET fabric made from plastic bottles, cotton and American made recycled aluminum. We work to align a company's responsible messaging through innovative design on renewable materials and through print.
Monadnock Paper Mills is a family owned business and the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the United States. Our Specialty and Technical papers, as well as our premium Printing, Packaging and Non-Woven products are used by the world's leading brands. These leading brands choose Monadnock for our high quality products, our attentive customer service and our commitment to the environment in everything we do. Monadnock is focused on sustainable product design and manufacturing, value-added product performance and customer satisfaction.
Havas Media Group brings together the best media talent within Havas, one of the leading global communications and marketing groups. "It’s made up of two media brands, Havas Media and Arena, and the industry’s largest global brand engagement network, Havas Sports & Entertainment. "All united in the mission to enable meaningful connections."
Our vision is to build MEANINGFUL BRANDS that create better futures for people, business and the world.
You asked—how can sustainability data be more effectively tracked and reported? Scope5 has answered with an easy-to-use, cost effective approach that helps organizations understand critical information and zero in on what matters most. Scope5 is a completely new way to achieve sustainability goals and drive bottom line change.
Imperative designs programs and tools to create and measure social change in organizations, businesses, and communities. We use design methodologies and domain expertise to unearth insights and identify opportunities and then develop tools and apply community organizing practice to implement the strategy that makes them meaningful.
We are redefining the way people go about their daily lives. Sustainable living seems like a simple concept, but there's a reason why Practically Green has become the leading program for greening people. Going green is about clarifying what’s confusing, offering motivation, and helping people embrace and even share their new way of life. We make healthy green living simple, personal and relevant, trackable, and shareable. We also make it fun!
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The Official Carbon Offset Sponsor of SB'13. NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy's Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy's customers have helped build over 50 projects that are now keeping millions of tons of greenhouse gases out of the air. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification.
Energy Points, based in Cambridge, MA has developed an Energy ERP system based on technology that normalizes resources such as water, electricity, waste and fuel into a single universal metric, based on accurate data, in some cases, building level data.
Mattel's Corporate Responsibility mission is to positively impact our people, our products and our planet by playing responsibly. Mattel's sustainability strategy focuses on helping the company minimize its footprint throughout the value chain from design and manufacturing to the disposal and waste of its products, continually supporting efforts – to "re-imagine the way we play
Pure Strategies helps organizations improve environmental and social performance through green product design, sustainable materials, supply chain engagement and transparent measures of progress. Our team includes experts in corporate strategy, product design, manufacturing, life cycle assessment, and sustainability reporting.
PRé Consultants puts the metrics behind sustainability. We have built our reputation on best-in-class knowledge and experience in sustainability metrics and life cycle thinking. PRé works with leading businesses to provide long term solutions that benefit the bottom line by delivering an integrated approach for measuring, managing and improving product and supply chain sustainability performance.
1% for the Planet is a growing global movement of more than 1000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3000 approved environmental organizations worldwide.
1% for the Planet will also be featured in the Causeway
At Sprint, corporate responsibility is part of a long-term, strategic approach where business opportunities operate in sync with social, economic and environmental responsibilities. Sprint's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, support device recycling programs, and bring more sustainable mobile devices and emerging technologies to market has helped place Sprint among the greenest companies in the United States and is currently ranked No. 3 on Newsweek's Green Rankings.
For 50+ years, HP has valued and practiced environmental stewardship. We place particular emphasis on three key areas: climate and energy, product reuse and recycling and supply chain responsibility. These areas have strategic importance to our business, stakeholder concerns and our ability to make a positive impact. For more information, visit www.hp.com/ecosolutions
Futerra is the award-winning sustainability communications agency with offices in New York, London and Stockholm.Our mission is to make sustainability so desirable it becomes normal. From green marketing to corporate responsibility, brand strategy to creative execution. Futerra transforms global businesses into leading sustainable businesses, offering real and impactful solutions.
Me to We sells socially conscious and environmentally friendly clothes, books, and music, as well as life-changing experiences. In addition, they provide inspiring speakers, leadership training, and transformative travel experiences.
Three Squares Inc. (TSI) is an environmental consulting firm which designs sustainability into the internal and external DNA of organizations. TSI is the Sustainability Certification Partner working to certify SB’13 to the new ISO 20121 event sustainability management system standard. TSI is also the team behind CSPcore - a cloud-based employee engagement platform maximizing sustainability management and cost savings.
DDW's passion for brand-building helps gain advantages through environmentally responsible packaging. As a leading branding, strategy and packaging design agency, we partner with clients to advance global sustainability and environmental goals. In addition to developing branding and packaging solutions, we manage the process of supplier assessments, green audits, conducting LCAs and tracking trends to advance clients' sustainability platforms. DDW's sustainable packaging strategy and execution has helped Sprint achieve their green objectives.
|YouNoodle is the company behind Podium a software as a service (SaaS) platform that supports university, non-profit, government and enterprise clients in their entrepreneurial selection processes. Podium manages the application, selection and judging processes for 7 out of the world’s top 10 universities as well as for organizations like Intel, Amazon, NASA, The Next Web and Start-Up Chile|
YouNoodle is the SB Innovation Open Technology Provider
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