Sponsors | SB'14 San Diego


Thank you! SB'14 San Diego would not have been possible without the help of our sponsors.

Please join us in thanking them, and take a minute to check out the great sustainable innovation work they're both doing and facilitating.


 Platinum Sponsors

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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.   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). 


  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 work with leaders in their industries, such as Caesars Entertainment and Jackson Family Wines, as well as innovative start-ups, like Roominate and Efficiency Exchange (EEx). Through blended Purpose, Strategy, Engagement and Communication programs, we focus on creating long-term business and organizational value that lead to a better world with better brands.    



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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.  Additionally, Target is the SB Innovation Open 2014 Presenting Sponsor for SB'14 San Diego.   In 2013, Nissan deployed an electric vehicle field team to engage corporations and their employees in an effort to build EV awareness, implement workplace charging solutions and reach mutual sustainability goals.  Interested in knowing how you can kick gas and go electric?  Find out this summer in San Diego!
  Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2013 sales of $21.4 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries. A Fortune 150 company with 16,500 employees worldwide, Arrow brings technology solutions to a breadth of markets, including telecommunications, information systems, transportation, medical, industrial and consumer electronics.   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.


  HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. Our strategy, HP Living Progress, takes an integrated approach to business that balances human, economic and environmental impact. HP is creating a better future for everyone through our actions and innovations.    



 Silver Sponsors

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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 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.   MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship strategic communications and engagement network, is a leading agency offering trusted advice and unbounded creativity in the always-on conversation. MSLGROUP brings together industry-leading experts, cutting-edge tools and global reach to provide comprehensive solutions not found in traditional public relations firms. Through its signature methodology, PurPle(Purpose + People), MSLGROUP'S global Corporate & Brand Citizenship practice moves companies and brands from corporate social responsibility and cause marketing to collaborative social innovation, ultimately driving more rapid and meaningful change in society and in business. 
 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.   The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, develops and delivers real-world solutions to sustainability challenges. Utilizing the brightest minds in sustainability science, the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives apply the enormous knowledge assets of ASU to deliver sustainability solutions, accelerate global impact, and inspire future leaders in order to resolve social, environmental, and economic challenges of sustainability.

WeSpire makes engagement fun! We are redefining the way companies engage people in sustainability and responsibility initiatives. We use persuasive technology and the power of social networks to inspire positive actions at work, at home and in the community. Our customizable platform helps customers achieve both their business and sustainability goals around the world.

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



Edelman is the world's largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in 30+ cities. Since the 1960's, Edelman's Business + Social Purpose practice has been behind some of the world's foremost purpose-driven campaigns, from StarKist Dolphin-Safe Tuna to Dove Real Beauty.

PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions professionals help organizations create competitive advantage through sustainability. We understand our clients' industries and unique business challenges, and we help them meet transformational challenges across the enterprise: building risk resilience into business models and value chains; improving efficiency and returns on sustainability investments; and capitalizing on innovation and growth opportunities.



Americans buy over 150 million new phones per year and growing. Less than 20 percent of unwanted cell phones are recycled each year. ecoATM was invented to help solve the eWaste challenge by providing a safe, secure, and innovative place for people to responsibly recycle their used and broken mobile devices. We have designed a kiosk to be easy and efficient for use by consumers, and behind the scenes is state-of-the-art technology that includes patented electronic diagnostics and artificial intelligence. We have created technology to solve the problem that technology created.

BLEND (recently merged with PowerHouse Creative) is a brand studio specializing in the creation of innovative media arts, which include: mobile app design & development; website design & development; film & video production; copywriting; art direction & product design; project management and creative direction.



Casual Films are a new kind of film and animation production company. We put caring about people and the planet at the centre of what we do. We believe film can be the number one force driving positive change in our world.    





 Bronze Sponsors

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DDW is passionate about sustainable packaging strategy, branding and design. We're known for our thoughtful, innovative thinking to influence consumers' buying decisions, enhance brand awareness and expand markets. In addition to developing branding and packaging solutions for some of the world's best brands, we manage the process of supplier assessments, green audits, conducting LCAs and tracking trends to advance clients' sustainability initiatives. Our expertise and strategic thinking can dramatically shorten your sustainability learning curve.   Brand Cool is a marketing agency focused on building a sustainable world. We help organizations build strong connections with customers, employees and suppliers through research, communications and engagement initiatives. We have expertise in energy efficiency and sustainability, and work with clients ranging from public sector organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
  Wdesk brings ease and control to complex business reports. Our compliance solution is already the #1 provider of SEC filings. Wdesk cloud-based solutions include compliance, management, risk, and sustainability reporting. It is used by more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500.    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com
CrowdCompass is a leading developer of mobile apps for corporate and association events and meetings. These interactive apps provide users with easy access to important event information, and help exhibitors/sponsors engage with attendees.  Key features include schedules; speaker bios, sponsor information, session locations; social media integrations, timely push notifications and attendee networking capabilities.    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
  North America's leading provider of carbon-management solutions, Offsetters helps organizations and individuals understand, reduce and offset their climate impact. Our role is to help businesses appreciate the magnitude of GHG emissions associated with various activities, assist with GHG reduction strategies, and strategically invest the monies from your offset purchases into high-quality carbon offsets.

SB'14 San Diego's Official Carbon Offset Partner
  PRé works with leading businesses to provide long term solutions that benefit the bottom line. Our experts work with an integrated approach for measuring, managing and improving product and supply chain sustainability performance. Your goal is to make a change in the world by becoming a truly sustainable organization. All of our efforts are meant to guide you on that path. PRé profoundly believes in a sustainable future, and we plan to get there by supporting all kinds of businesses on their way to value creation by sustainability. PRé puts the metrics behind sustainability.

PRé is the SB Innovation Open


  SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. www.sunpower.com  company logo 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.


  KPMG's sustainability professionals help companies worldwide navigate the complex and evolving sustainability and corporate responsibility trends and regulatory initiatives to better understand their potential impact on their business and ultimately develop strategies to capitalize on emerging commercial opportunities or manage risks. Stop by our booth to learn more. www.kpmg.com   Looptworks is a certified B Corp apparel and accessories brand that rescues premium excess materials to design and produce sustainable, limited edition products. An industry leader in low-impact design and upcycling production, Looptworks partners with major brands and corporations by providing eco-friendly solutions, carbon offset credits, and water restoration certificates.


  The World Society for the Protection of Animals moves the world to protect animals. With businesses, governments, NGOs, and local communities in more than 50 countries, we work passionately, responsibly, and sustainably to change animals' lives for the better. We have a unique international platform to show how helping animals helps people. For more information, visit wspa-usa.org.   Nokero (short for "No Kerosene") designs, manufactures and collectively distributes safe, affordable, and environmentally-friendly solar based technologies. Our solar lights and solar battery chargers are high-quality and low-cost, eliminating the need for harmful and polluting fuels around the world.


  As the leading nutrition, health and wellness company, we are committed to enhancing people’s lives, everywhere, every day. We strive to make our brands tastier and healthier choices that help consumers care for themselves and their families, thus earning their trust and recommendations to others. Delivering on this commitment enables us to create long-term sustainable value for our consumers and customers, for our communities, for our shareholders and for our employees.    




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  Platinum Media Partner


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.



  Premium Partners

GOOD Grist TakePart   1 to 1 movement
Jackson Family Wines


 Media & Affiliate Partners

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CFO Conferences 2degrees Future500 Rainforest Alliance Wharton IGEL Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
CMO Council MBDC My Green Directory SustainAbility US Zero Waste G&A Institute
IDSA CR Magazine US Green Chamber US Chamber of Commerce CCC Net Impact Business2Community
The Sustainability Consortium AdForum Ensia CleanTech San Diego    

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