Shaping the Future of Commerce Worldwide

It’s time to create the vibrant and sustainable economy of the future by enabling productive commercial partnerships between companies and organizations who share the same commitment. The Activation Hub at SB’16 San Diego functioned as a thriving marketplace for brands exploring how to transform their innovative ideas into reality. This action-centered environment held the conversations, collaborators and tools necessary to bring good ideas – and brand success – to life.

A Powerful Network of Change Makers

Dedicated brand leaders found trusted partners and business solutions when looking for unique and successful ways to tackle their challenges and transform their businesses for sustainability.

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Next Generation Brands & Leaders

A diverse group of start-ups with innovative and disruptive plans to embed sustainability into their business models showcased their innovations in the Activation Hub.

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Access to Select Conference Programming

Collaborative breakout sessions focused on supply chain and sustainable procurement initiatives.

Activation Hub, sponsored by BASF

Hours

Monday, June 6
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 7
12:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 8
12:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 9
12:30 – 3:00pm

TIME COMPANY SESSION NAME
7:00pm – 8:30pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A Celebrate SB’s 10 Year Anniversary: Our community is 10 years old, and we want to hear from you! Get your thoughts captured on video – tell us about your journey, what you’re most proud of, how the SB community has been a part of it, and what you see for the next 10 years of sustainability in your space
7:00pm – 9:00pm Hosted by Nestlé in the Activation Hub Activation Hub Opening Night Reception
Various (see app for details) Toyota / Paradise Terrace Toyota Ride & Drive: Toyota is offering test drives of its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai and Prius Hybrid at the Ride & Drive Lounge, and while you’re there, check out a demo of the new i-ROAD. Consult the SD16 app for details.
7:00pm – 9:00pm BASF / BASF Lounge, Lounge D Let’s talk: How can we work together to innovate for tomorrow? BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. We invite you to join us as we reimagine what is possible. Together, let’s reimagine human mobility, rethink the city and urban development, innovate for sustainable homes and offices of the future and work to meet the food and nutrition needs of growing populations. At the BASF conversation hub, you will learn more about how BASF is activating our purpose by minimizing the impacts of our own production and product use, enhancing product and process safety and innovating for the products of the future. We encourage you to bring us your key challenges and we will explore how we can create chemistry to solve them together.
7:00pm – 9:00pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Take a break from the hustle and bustle of SB’16 San Diego at the Target lounge. Enjoy our refreshing Suja juice bar and connect with others in an authentic, unplugged environment. The Target Lounge also will host the SB Innovation Open semifinalists throughout the week – the competition that catalyzes the progress and impact of the next generation of better brands by featuring the startups who, given the right support and exposure, can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally.
7:00pm – 9:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E Being a leading global food company brings not only great responsibility, but also an opportunity to create long-term positive value for society. Nestlé calls this Creating Shared Value (CSV). Join Nestlé to learn more about what CSV means and how it’s embedded throughout the business.
7:00pm – 9:00pm Knotty Pine / Lounge H We’re here to create amazing visuals with lasting materials, we think you’re worth it. When you’re in need of event signage, printed displays or retail graphics, we’ve got you covered. We select materials wood, recycled fabrics, domestic cardboards & work to reduce event waste by not using vinyls or PVC. Need something built? We do that too! We believe you deserve custom everything.Official Print Sponsor of SB’16 San Diego
7:00pm – 9:00pm United Technologies Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G Engine “The Green Engine” Live: Hear all about Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G engine with Geared Turbofan™ technology, which reduces fuel burn, regulated emissions and noise footprint by double-digits. Visit the SB’16 San Diego app for daily tour information
TIME COMPANY SESSION NAME
12:30pm – 2:00pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Watch the SBIO semifinalists pitch their ideas to our esteemed panel of judges.
12:30pm – 2:00pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A Celebrate SB’s 10 Year Anniversary: Our community is 10 years old, and we want to hear from you! Get your thoughts captured on video – tell us about your journey, what you’re most proud of, how the SB community has been a part of it, and what you see for the next 10 years of sustainability in your space
12:30pm – 2:00pm Activation Hub Lunch
1:20pm – 2:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E In Conversation: A step forward from compliance to CSV within Production and the Supply Chain; Claudia Alvarado, Sustainability Manager, Nestlé Central America
6:15pm – 7:30pm Activation Hub Activation Hub Networking Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E Discussion and Coffee Tasting with President of Nespresso USA, Guillaume Le Cunff
6:30pm – 8:00pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A ASU: Find your purpose, transform your organization: Accelerating success through higher ed partnerships. Meet with representatives from Arizona State University, ranked #1 in the US for innovation and home to the nation’s first comprehensive School of Sustainability, and learn how you and your organization can become equipped with the systems thinking skills to accelerate comprehensive success. Through executive degree leadership programs, customized training and collaborative consulting services with the power of 400 world-renowned sustainability scientists and practitioners, discover how partnering with a leading higher education institution can position you to activate and exceed your sustainability goals.
Various Times Toyota / Paradise Terrace Toyota Ride & Drive: Toyota is offering test drives of its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai and Prius Hybrid at the Ride & Drive Lounge, and while you’re there, check out a demo of the new i-ROAD. Consult the SD16 app for details.
12:30pm – 7:30pm BASF / BASF Lounge, Lounge D Let’s talk: How can we work together to innovate for tomorrow? BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. We invite you to join us as we reimagine what is possible. Together, let’s reimagine human mobility, rethink the city and urban development, innovate for sustainable homes and offices of the future and work to meet the food and nutrition needs of growing populations. At the BASF conversation hub, you will learn more about how BASF is activating our purpose by minimizing the impacts of our own production and product use, enhancing product and process safety and innovating for the products of the future. We encourage you to bring us your key challenges and we will explore how we can create chemistry to solve them together.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Take a break from the hustle and bustle of SB’16 San Diego at the Target lounge. Enjoy our refreshing Suja juice bar and connect with others in an authentic, unplugged environment. The Target Lounge also will host the SB Innovation Open semifinalists throughout the week – the competition that catalyzes the progress and impact of the next generation of better brands by featuring the startups who, given the right support and exposure, can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E Being a leading global food company brings not only great responsibility, but also an opportunity to create long-term positive value for society. Nestlé calls this Creating Shared Value (CSV). Join Nestlé to learn more about what CSV means and how it’s embedded throughout the business.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Knotty Pine / Lounge H We’re here to create amazing visuals with lasting materials, we think you’re worth it. When you’re in need of event signage, printed displays or retail graphics, we’ve got you covered. We select materials wood, recycled fabrics, domestic cardboards & work to reduce event waste by not using vinyls or PVC. Need something built? We do that too! We believe you deserve custom everything.Official Print Sponsor of SB’16 San Diego
12:30pm – 7:30pm United Technologies Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G Engine “The Green Engine” Live: Hear all about Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G engine with Geared Turbofan™ technology, which reduces fuel burn, regulated emissions and noise footprint by double-digits. Visit the SB’16 San Diego app for daily tour information
TIME COMPANY SESSION NAME
12:30pm – 2:00pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A International Partner Meet-n-Greet:Did you know SB hosts events the world over? Come learn about our Global Conference Network at our International Meet-n-Greet, a featured event in the SB Lounge where our global partners will be showcasing their events and opportunities for all SB community members. Discover how you can be a part.
12:30pm – 2:00pm Activation Hub Lunch
1:20pm – 2:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E In Conversation: Closing the Loop and the Role of Packaging –Diane Herndon, Manager, Sustainability Nestlé Purina
Various Time Toyota / Paradise Terrace Toyota Ride & Drive: Toyota is offering test drives of its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai and Prius Hybrid at the Ride & Drive Lounge, and while you’re there, check out a demo of the new i-ROAD. Consult the SD16 app for details.
6:30pm – 8:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E In Conversation: The role of corporations in Water Stewardship – Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestlé Waters North America
6:30pm – 8:00pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Stop by during to see some early stage innovation from the Food + Future coLab team.
6:30pm – 7:00pm WhiteWave / WhiteWave Lounge, Lounge B Teaming Up: Activating nonprofit partners to enhance programs and achieve impact. Join WhiteWave, the National Hockey League and Bonneville Environmental Foundation for an lnteractive Bayside Chat accompanied by Silk Nutchello cocktails. We will share and discuss experiences working with nonprofit partners to activate purpose – exploring what has worked, what challenges have arisen, and how to maintain an impactful and innovative NGO partnership.
6:30pm – 8:00pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A Join the Emerging Leaders Network on Wednesday evening during the Activation Hub (AH) reception for drinks hosted by fellow Corporate Member, Jackson Family Wines! Members will begin their “Booth Crawl” at SB’s lounge in the AH. Who are SB Emerging Leaders? SB Emerging Leaders are new to the business sustainability field or in the earlier stages of their sustainability careers. The SB Emerging Leaders Network provides a platform for emerging leaders within the SB Corporate Member community to connect with their peers for the purpose of knowledge sharing, networking and building social capital.
12:30pm – 7:30pm BASF / BASF Lounge, Lounge D Let’s talk: How can we work together to innovate for tomorrow? BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. We invite you to join us as we reimagine what is possible. Together, let’s reimagine human mobility, rethink the city and urban development, innovate for sustainable homes and offices of the future and work to meet the food and nutrition needs of growing populations. At the BASF conversation hub, you will learn more about how BASF is activating our purpose by minimizing the impacts of our own production and product use, enhancing product and process safety and innovating for the products of the future. We encourage you to bring us your key challenges and we will explore how we can create chemistry to solve them together.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Take a break from the hustle and bustle of SB’16 San Diego at the Target lounge. Enjoy our refreshing Suja juice bar and connect with others in an authentic, unplugged environment. The Target Lounge also will host the SB Innovation Open semifinalists throughout the week – the competition that catalyzes the progress and impact of the next generation of better brands by featuring the startups who, given the right support and exposure, can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E Being a leading global food company brings not only great responsibility, but also an opportunity to create long-term positive value for society. Nestlé calls this Creating Shared Value (CSV). Join Nestlé to learn more about what CSV means and how it’s embedded throughout the business.
12:30pm – 7:30pm Knotty Pine / Lounge H We’re here to create amazing visuals with lasting materials, we think you’re worth it. When you’re in need of event signage, printed displays or retail graphics, we’ve got you covered. We select materials wood, recycled fabrics, domestic cardboards & work to reduce event waste by not using vinyls or PVC. Need something built? We do that too! We believe you deserve custom everything.Official Print Sponsor of SB’16 San Diego
12:30pm – 7:30pm United Technologies Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G Engine “The Green Engine” Live: Hear all about Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G engine with Geared Turbofan™ technology, which reduces fuel burn, regulated emissions and noise footprint by double-digits. Visit the SB’16 San Diego app for daily tour information
TIME COMPANY SESSION NAME
Various Times Toyota / Paradise Terrace Toyota Ride & Drive: Toyota is offering test drives of its hydrogen fuel cell Mirai and Prius Hybrid at the Ride & Drive Lounge, and while you’re there, check out a demo of the new i-ROAD. Consult the SD16 app for details.
12:30pm – 2:00pm Sustainable Brands / SB Lounge, Lounge A NatureBank: What would Willy Wonka do? In a modern world of cocoa production, Mr. Wonka would have struggled to know how to meet consumer demand for fair and sustainable chocolate production. Come discuss initiatives to fund and develop sustainable cocoa production in new and emerging regions of the world, the challenges and opportunities with smallholders and a $12m production project in Dominican Republic.
1:00pm – 1:30pm WhiteWave / WhiteWave Lounge, Lounge B Throwing Purpose and Weight Behind Water Conservation & Restoration. Join WhiteWave, Bonneville Environmental Foundation and other Change the Course sponsors, including REI and Kohler, for an Interactive Bayside Chat as we discuss how we are activating our companies’ purpose around water, advancing water conservation and restoration and elevating the impact of the Change the Course campaign.
12:30pm – 3:00pm BASF / BASF Lounge, Lounge D Let’s talk: How can we work together to innovate for tomorrow? BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. We invite you to join us as we reimagine what is possible. Together, let’s reimagine human mobility, rethink the city and urban development, innovate for sustainable homes and offices of the future and work to meet the food and nutrition needs of growing populations. At the BASF conversation hub, you will learn more about how BASF is activating our purpose by minimizing the impacts of our own production and product use, enhancing product and process safety and innovating for the products of the future. We encourage you to bring us your key challenges and we will explore how we can create chemistry to solve them together.
12:30pm – 3:00pm Target / Target Lounge, Lounge C Take a break from the hustle and bustle of SB’16 San Diego at the Target lounge. Enjoy our refreshing Suja juice bar and connect with others in an authentic, unplugged environment. The Target Lounge also will host the SB Innovation Open semifinalists throughout the week – the competition that catalyzes the progress and impact of the next generation of better brands by featuring the startups who, given the right support and exposure, can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally.
12:30pm – 3:00pm Nestlé / Nestlé Lounge, Lounge E Being a leading global food company brings not only great responsibility, but also an opportunity to create long-term positive value for society. Nestlé calls this Creating Shared Value (CSV). Join Nestlé to learn more about what CSV means and how it’s embedded throughout the business.
12:30pm – 3:00pm Knotty Pine / Lounge H We’re here to create amazing visuals with lasting materials, we think you’re worth it. When you’re in need of event signage, printed displays or retail graphics, we’ve got you covered. We select materials wood, recycled fabrics, domestic cardboards & work to reduce event waste by not using vinyls or PVC. Need something built? We do that too! We believe you deserve custom everything.Official Print Sponsor of SB’16 San Diego
12:30pm – 3:00pm United Technologies Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G Engine “The Green Engine” Live: Hear all about Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1000G engine with Geared Turbofan™ technology, which reduces fuel burn, regulated emissions and noise footprint by double-digits. Visit the SB’16 San Diego app for daily tour information

 

 

Solution Providers Centered around 8 Topmost Initiatives

In the Activation Hub, one will find areas devoted to operational management tools, nature-based product and packaging solutions, LCA tools, waste-to-resource solutions and more.

This year Activation Hub participants will also be asked to identify which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals they are committed to addressing in their initiatives and business models.


Smarter Homes and Cities

Supply Chain & Procurement

Circular Economy

Materials and Products

Causeway: Non-Profits & NGOs

Leadership & Strategy

Driving Demand & Behavior
Sustainability Impacts

Target Lounge

Hosted by:

Hosting SB Innovation Open Semi-Finalists

Nestlé Lounge

Hosted by:

Celebrating Nestle’s 150th Anniversary

BASF Lounge

Hosted by:

Host of Activation Hub

WhiteWave Lounge

Hosted by:

 


Participating Organizations in the Activation Hub at SB’16 San Diego:

Shaw Industries

Thailand Sustainable Development Fund

3BL Media

Citizen

Harvest International

SGP

Vivreau

Braskem

MBDC

Billerudkorsnas

Arbor Day Foundation

Metsa Group

thinkstep

AHA

Rapport

Bard MBA

YK Center

YK Center

LaborVoices

Kohler

jetBlue

Deloitte

dopper

savers

apana

InterAction Green

Sustainable Fiber Technologies

Source Intelligence

Solar City

Goodwill

new leaf paper

nextera energy

AM Conservation Group

Monarch Flyway

Unitd Technologies

Anellotech

EDF Renewable Energy

Project WET

The Nature Conservancy

Green-Trees

ASU

g2 revolution

NHL

ACCO

International Institute of Learning

Boy Scouts of America

Chargepoint

Land Life Company

Human Design

 

* New organizations joining weekly. Check back often for updates.

Engage with leading edge change makers, insightful entrepreneurs and distinguished companies who are delivering innovative business solutions. Explore how to activate sustainability-led initiatives now within your organization through demonstration and dialogue and identify partners with a shared intention who can help you drive your large scale change initiatives.