As the largest community gathering in the Sustainable Brands global conference network, SB’16 San Diego will convene nearly 2,000 brand innovators from around the world who are tapping into emerging innovation to drive brand value and scale business success.
More than 200 influential brand leaders and cutting-edge practitioners of environmental and social innovation will lead interactive discussions, breakout sessions, plenary presentations, deep-dive workshops and networking activities. Running with the theme, "Activating Purpose", comprehensive workshops will kick-off SB’16 San Diego with skills building fundamentals and foundational learning in strategy and execution. Trends and market drivers will set the tone for inspiring plenary sessions. Consumer and B2B research studies, challenging topics and one-of-a-kind case studies will round out breakout sessions. Distinguished experts and thought-provoking contributors include:
Business issues will fall into seven discussion tracks: The Macro Landscape of Purpose, Purpose-driven Leadership, Building a Purposeful Organization, Engaging Customers through Purpose, Innovation on Purpose, Activating Purpose Upstream and Elevating our Collective Purpose. Collaboration and networking in these areas will spill into the Activation Hub, where many companies will showcase innovations in these key areas. Participating companies will also announce the UN Sustainable Development Goals they are committed to addressing, around which they will align conversations at SB’16 San Diego. The Activation Hub will feature discussions on activating purpose and sharing innovative solutions around Elevating our Collective Purpose, including:
According to KoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO of SB, "Brands are committing to purpose-led innovation and finding business success. We’ve demonstrated that driving the next economy requires a whole systems shift that takes collective action. From the sharing economy to the circular economy to bio-inspired design, there is a wealth of promising visions for decoupling growth and creating more resilient societies and economies that are making their way into brand innovation conversations around the world.”
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this conversation and to join thought leaders from organizations such as Google, PayPal, Change.org, Tesla, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Microsoft, Timberland, and many more. Browse through the event website for access to the finalized conference program and a complete list of confirmed speakers and topics, as well as a list of the brand leaders who have already committed to joining us in San Diego this June 6-9th.