Thank you! SB’17 Detroit would not be possible without the help of our sponsors and partners.

Please join us in thanking them and take a minute to check out the innovative work they are initiating within their organizations and facilitating with others.

Lead Sponsors

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Dow Chemcial

Lounge sponsor: ‘Good Chemistry’ Pavilion

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. Dow drives innovations that help address many of the world’s most challenging problems including the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries.


MUFI CRC Co-Collaborator & 

Lounge Sponsor: ‘Good Cities’ Pavilion

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of our changing world.


Principal Sponsors

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Citizen Group is an award-winning, full-service agency dedicated to building ‘citizen brands.’ The San Francisco based team brings together expertise in strategy, branding, advertising, advocacy, media, and technology to bring to life purpose-driven campaigns, media initiatives, and community activations that inspire, inform, and invite audiences to participate.


Opening Night Welcome Reception Sponsor

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.


Premier Sponsors

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Since opening our first store in 1962, Target has 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.


Anchor Host: ‘Good Logistics’ Pavilion

UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating global trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world.


Anchor Host: ‘Good Packaging’ Pavilion

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence and long-term thinking. We are putting these principles, our scale and our inventive culture to work on sustainability and protecting our environment. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/sustainability.


Major Sponsors

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Lounge sponsor: ‘Good Retail’ Pavilion

Savers is a purpose-driven thrift retailer with a 60-year history of offering quality used clothing and household goods to local communities. Reuse is our reason for being. Over last decade, we have diverted more than 6.5 billion pounds of reusable items from landfills. Visit savers.com/impact to learn more.

Shaw Industries

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile and stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with approximately 20,000 associates worldwide. Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located throughout the US as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.


Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, the world’s leading biopolymers producer – manufacturing green polyethylene from sugarcane ethanol –, and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Being the pioneer in the development of polyethylene made from sugar cane ethanol, a 100% renewable raw material, Braskem is committed to sustainability through innovation.


Lounge sponsor: ‘Good Mobility’ Pavilion

More so than ever, GM is a purpose-driven company. Part of who we are and why we are here is to serve our customers and improve the communities where we live and work. Our core values put the customer at the center of everything we do, while holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence. We recognize that our success depends on both internal and external relationships that bring diverse thinking and a collaborative approach to our business.


Lounge sponsor: ‘Good Food’ Pavilion

The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce throughout North America and Europe.


The Vinyl Institute represents the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers in the US. The self-funded Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council, currently managed by the Vinyl Institute, serves as the industry-wide collaboration platform focused on sustainable development across the vinyl value chain.


Supporting Sponsors

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SB’17 Detroit’s Official Carbon Offset Partner

NatureBank specializes in advisory, technology and impact project investment services that create value and enhance sustainable commodities and ecological assets while managing climate change risk and maximizing long-term investment in nature. We provide our customers with a multidisciplinary approach to manage risk, enhance asset performance and secure commercial returns while improving livelihoods and sustainability.

South Pole Group

Renewable Energy Partner

South Pole Group is a leading provider of climate solutions with a focus on renewable energy. We help public and private actors develop actionable policies and strategies. Our expertise covers climate change-related topics, including forests & land use, water, sustainable cities & buildings, and renewable energy & energy efficiency.

CVS Health

SB’17 Detroit Livestream Sponsor

At CVS Health, our purpose is helping people on their path to better health. Our corporate social responsibility strategy, Prescription for a Better World, focuses on three key pillars: building healthy communities, protecting the planet and creating economic opportunities. We see each of these areas not only as essential ingredients for a better world, but areas we can help support by leveraging our scale, expertise and innovative spirit of our company.

NSF International

Don’t just say it, prove it! Third-party validation of product claims and certifications lend credibility and build consumer confidence. NSF International writes standards, tests and certifies products for the commercial and consumer goods marketplace to minimize adverse health effects, validate quality and protect people and the environment. Live Safer® www.nsf.org


SB’17 SB Innovation Open Co-Sponsor

At Whirlpool Corporation, we are passionate about improving consumers’ quality of life while minimizing our environmental impact. We’ve reduced our water and energy use globally, cut emissions and waste at our manufacturing facilities, and designed resource-efficient products without compromising performance — which we believe are the right things to do.


Major Affiliate Partners

Savii Group

Savii Group helps companies grow profits, fund purpose, and tell their story by bringing buy-side intelligence to the negotiating table in order capture 10% – 30% expense savings. We help marry purpose and profits while using VR and 4k cinematic tools to bring our client’s stories of how they are using their business as a force for good to life.

Hemmings House

Hemmings House Pictures is an award winning film production company that specializes in using a set of tools for positive social change-making. Founded by Greg Hemmings almost a decade ago, Hemmings House and its creative production teams have produced a broad scope of world-class, impactful media. This includes television series, film & photo documentaries and commercial & social impact films in over 30 countries around the world.


Major Media Partners

Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly publication in print and digital format offering unique insight into all things science, tech, and business. With topics that range from business innovations, connected tech, VR, and gaming to sustainability and STEM education, every issue keeps the reader in the know for a full three months across all sectors of innovation. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.


Activation Hub Exhibitors

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