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Sustainable Brands In the News
Sustainability Today: In Partnership with Innovation & Technology Today
Sustainable Brands partners with Innovation & Technology Today to publish an insert in the Fall 2015 issue with excerpts from SB'15 San Diego.
KoAnn Skrzyniarz: Real Leaders 100 Visionary Leaders
"Cynicism is the enemy of the good. Focus on the positive and never forget that any action, big or small, in support of a better world helps tip the future in the right direction."
Sustainable Brands in Buenos Aires in the News
Watch a broadcast news snippet from C5N in Argentina showcasing SB'14 Buenos Aires on September 4-5, 2014. The event gathered over 1,000 attendees and nearly 130 journalists.
Can Global Business Lead the Way on Climate Action? with KoAnn Skrzyniarz
Tom Bowman talks with the CEO of Sustainable Brands about the complexities of corporate climate action. Listen Now “Can Global Business Lead the Way on Climate Action?”
The Business Metrics You Can't Afford To Ignore In The New Economy
In 2000, after 18 years working in what effectively served as a learning lab where she had the opportunity to help grow a $20 million family owned trade publisher into a $1 billion multi-national media powerhouse, KoAnn Skrzyniarz walked away. Why did she abandon the cushy SVP role she’d built for herself running a $50 million division that she’d created from scratch in favor of starting her own company, Sustainable Life Media, in 2006?
CR Leaders: Ms. KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Brands
KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sustainable Brands is interviewed by AccountAbility.
Big Brands Convene to Step Up Supply Chain & Product Innovation
Sustainable Brands 2014, now in its eighth year, has become a magnet event for those big brands that have answered the “Inconvenient Truth” wakeup call. Over 2,000 international attendees sprinted through a packed four-day program at San Diego’s Paradise Point Resort in which presenters -– corporate branders, green consultants and related NGOs — touted their newest sustainability initiatives.
Sustainable Brands 2014: What *If* We Could Change the World?
When KoAnn Skrzyniarz opened this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, she passionately encouraged the more than 2,000 attendees to ask themselves an endless lot of “What if…?” questions. Why?
Women in Business: Q&A with KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands
Koann Vikoren Skrzyniarz is the Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands whose involvement with the intersection of environmental and human issues in business dates back to the mid-1980s when she launched international conferences on improving log utilization, reducing Waste Paper, and eliminating ozone-layer destroying chemicals (CFCs).
Women in CSR: KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Sustainable Life Media
Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability.
The 50 Best Conferences to Attend This Year
If you're looking to get up to speed on the latest developments in your field, hear inspiring keynotes from thought leaders, or rub elbows with other professionals, conferences are the place to be.
Sustainable Brands Give New Meaning to “Waste”
The theme for the Sustainable Brands® 2014 conferences, Reimagine, Redesign, Regenerate, brings the concept of sustainability full circle, highlighting ways that businesses can create—and mainstream—regenerative models that not only result in less bad (carbon, waste, etc.) but also help create more good.
Through The Eyes Of The Experts: A Look Ahead At Corporate Responsibility in 2014
During the holidays, I reached out to some brilliant minds in the sustainability field to find out what is on tap for 2014 in the world of corporate responsibility.
A Fresh New Idea That Can Prevent Food Waste and Help Feed the World
Since launching in 2011, Shukla has been named one of Fast Company’s “7 Entrepreneurs Changing The World” and has garnered accolades from Newsweek, the Economist and many other publications. FreshPaper also placed first at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open and was given the “Award for Change” at Harvard’s Elevate event.
3 Lessons for brands from Sustainable Brands London 2013
Last week, my colleague, Abbie Curtis, and I enjoyed a fantastic couple of days at Sustainable Brands London. Monday started with insights on declining trust in brands and the rise of feminine values, and Tuesday ended with lessons for intrapreneurs and how to be a successful change agent.
Sustainability Metrics: The Engine Versus Fumes
In late September, I had the pleasure of attending the Sustainable Brands conference, The New Metrics of Sustainable Business, held in Philadelphia.
When Sustainability Means Growth
From the U.K.'s Sustainable Brands conference, local retail analyst David Ian Gray shares his thoughts on pairing green with growth.
Sustainable Brands 2013: Imagining—And Creating—a Better World
One year ago, speakers at the Sustainable Brands Conference in London focused on three key themes: unified vision, collaboration and simplicity. In 2013, many speakers addressed the same themes once more.
How do we "hardwire" sustainability into business?
Earlier this year, the 2013 Sustainable Brands conference convened in San Diego, California, and to highlight some of the ideas and initiatives represented at the conference, we asked some of the leading business executives in attendance to share with us how their organizations think about and practice sustainability across the board.
Sustainable Brands: journey to a new business model
On occasion, something amazing takes place, changing minds, altering our sense of balance, and leading those undertaking a revolution into a fruitful state of mind. The Sustainable Brands conference, this year entitled "SB13: From Revolution to Renaissance," is just such an event.
35 Female CSR Leaders You've (Possibly) Never Heard Of
32. Koann Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder/Chief Executive, Sustainable Brands. Koann conceived of, launched and continues to grow Sustainable Brands – a learning, collaboration, and commerce community which now includes over 50,000 sustainable business leaders from around the globe.
Part Two: Creating Brands for the Future
Last week we asked KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, creator of Sustainable Brands the question, "Why sustainable brands, why now?" In part two here, we ask KoAnn about her success with community building and market transformation.
Creating Brands for the Future: One Woman's Quest for Sustainable Brands
Over the past two decades, KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz has been a creator of big things. She is a creator of brands in general and most recently she is the creator of Sustainable Brands.