Thank you! Sustainable Brands ’15 San Diego 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.

Presenting Sponsor



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 society.

SB’15 San Diego Presenting Sponsor & Activation Hub Host


Platinum Sponsor

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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.


Gold Sponsors

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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.
SB Innovation Open 2015 Presenting Sponsor


We depend on natural resources and a healthy environment to keep our business running smoothly. Fuel, water and metals are essential for us to fly, and our industry relies on having beautiful, natural, preserved destinations for our customers to visit. Our business has an impact on the environment – there’s no doubt about it. The question is, how are we going to reduce that impact without grounding the fleet? Visit to see our initiatives in designing for a more sustainable future.


MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement network, is a top-four global agency offering trusted advice and unbound creativity in the always-on conversation. The agency’s signature and award winning global Corporate and Brand Citizenship practice works where business strategy, sustainability and citizenship, and creative communications meet, creating strategies and stories for some of the world’s leading businesses and brands.


At PwC, we believe that businesses can go beyond products and services to have measurable impact. Corporate Responsibility is a key tenant of our firm’s overall Purpose–to build trust in society and solve important problems. CR is critical to engaging our people, positively impacting our communities, and helping our clients tackle some of society’s most pressing issues, from climate change and urbanization to shifting demographics and youth education.


Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm, with more than 5,500 employees in 65 cities worldwide. Edelman partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. During the conference Edelman will be hosting the Story Lab, where brands will be guided in “hacking” their sustainability experiences to create meaningful and compelling narratives, to ultimately communicate more effectively with customers and drive important shifts in consumer behavior.


WeSpire is the employee engagement platform company that empowers forward-thinking global organizations to reach their greatest potential. With the only configurable library consisting of hundreds of action-based programs backed by applied behavioral science, WeSpire enables individuals and entire organizations to drive measurable, positive impact in sustainability, volunteering, well-being and more.

Waste Management

WM Sustainability Services is a network of professionals combining environmental expertise and project management to help clients advance along the path toward sustainability. We offer solutions ranging from zero waste programs to sustainable strategic planning. Our dedication to innovation and results allows us to create comprehensive programs that drive economic, environmental and social value in North America and Internationally.

Official Zero Waste Partner


Silver Sponsor

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Cone Communications

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.


thinkstep is the global leader in sustainability performance management. We provide 2,500 companies – including 40% of the Fortune 500 – with robust, proven software, data drawn from more than 7,000 datasets, and the combined expertise of more than 2,000 man years’ experience and learn­ings from every major industry.


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.

Sealed Air

Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2014, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.8 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac®, Bubble Wrap® and Diversey®, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments.


Workiva (NYSE: WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises to collect, manage, report, and analyze business data in real time. Wdesk includes a sophisticated productivity suite for business data collaboration and reporting that is used by thousands of corporations, including more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500. See what we can do for you at


EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services. Our team combines experience in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory with sustainability service skills and industry knowledge. Our multidisciplinary approach and globally shared methodologies allows us to assist clients achieve objectives and creating shareholder value. EY can provide the right professionals and tailored service to support you.

Casual Films

Casual Films is a new kind of film and animation production company, who put caring about people and the planet at the centre of what they do. They’re a team of expert filmmakers based in London and New York who have made over 3,500 films and animation in the past 7 years. They work internationally with over 500 big brands and digital agencies. They’ve won over 50 industry awards for the quality and impact of their films. Whether it’s corporate, consumer, employer or CSR communications, they know what will make your project successful.

Knotty Pine

Knotty Pine is a print and design studio producing event graphics , retail window displays , wood signage , custom build and anything else our clients create . In addition to creating , we’re responsible. Our team develops custom recycling , upcycling & take back strategy to eliminate the products we manufacture from ending up in a landfill.


BLEND 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.


Bronze Sponsor

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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’15 San Diego’s Official Carbon Offset Partner


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.
SBIO Co-Sponsor

UL Information & Insights

UL’s Information & Insights Division (i&i) provides access to the world’s most comprehensive chemical, material, components and product data, designed to mitigate inventory risk, manage regulatory complexities and improve supply chain decision-making processes. The i&i intelligence suite offers cloud-based tools for suppliers, manufacturers, designers and retailers so businesses can develop and source safer, sustainable products and boost the bottom line.

IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands was founded by Interpublic Group in 2007 to manage all of its global media-related assets. IPG Mediabrands manages and invests $37 billion in global media on the behalf of its clients, employs over 7,500 diverse and daring marketing communication specialists worldwide and operates in more than 127 countries.

Opening Night Co-Sponsor

CVS Health

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.

SB’15 San Diego Livestream Sponsor

Dix & Eaton

Dix & Eaton is a strategic business communications firm bringing deep experience, foresight and creativity to address complex, high-stakes challenges and drive results. Specializing in corporate social responsibility, investor relations, crisis management and public relations, services include sustainability benchmarking, competitive analysis, messaging, CSR reporting, new program rollout, employee engagement, media outreach and community management.


Sicasoft is the Business Intelligence solution for the management and reporting of sustainability information. Sicasoft has been tested in multinational companies and supply chains and has become the essential tool of CEO’s, CSO’s and CSR/Sustainability Managers worldwide. Sicasoft assists in managing the informational demands and sustainability variables that are required by stakeholders, investors and senior executives.

SBIO Co-Sponsor

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. We believe that a greener business is a better business, that through our actions we can have a positive impact on our visitors, employees, communities, and the planet.

Opening Night Co-Sponsor


At Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are dedicated to addressing some of the most important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop innovative products, services and healthcare solutions to help people throughout the world. Our aspiration to help people live healthier and happier lives starts with sustainability – at home, in business and beyond.

2015 SB Innovation Co-Sponsor

The North Face

The North Face was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure. The brand creates athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential. They protect outdoor playgrounds and minimize our impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability. The North Face is headquartered in California on a LEED Platinum-certified campus.


Ketchum’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact specialty helps organizations form and tell their sustainability stories in clear and compelling ways. Our team of global sustainability experts pride themselves on developing insight-driven strategies and award-winning creative approaches, providing clients with sustainability communications that deliver lasting impact.

Me To We Style

Me to We Style, is a social enterprise that provides quality custom apparel for socially responsible consumers, organizations and corporations at the retail and wholesale level. We believe that consumers can change the world by making ethical purchasing decisions, without sacrificing style or quality. Our apparel is ethically manufactured in North America using sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics. Together our efforts continue to empower a movement for a more socially-conscious future for our local and global communities.


Looptworks is a certified B Corp apparel, bag and accessories brand that finds beauty, purpose and value in excess materials. Looptworks’ rescues excess materials and transforms them into premium, limited edition products. An industry leader in low-impact design and upcycling production, Looptworks partners with major brands and corporations to identify innovative sustainable solutions while providing carbon offset credits and water restoration certificates with every purchase.

Nice and Serious

We’re an ethically-driven creative agency. That means we make nice things, but only to solve the serious stuff. Nice things like films, animations and websites. Serious stuff that affects people, and the world. It’s why we roll our sleeves up everyday. Making things to make people care.

Siren Agency

The Siren Agency’s mission is to connect brands and people to create a more sustainable future. We work with businesses to explore how to deepen their authentic commitment to sustainability, and then bring that promise to life through thoughtful, intentional communication strategies.

SB Press Room Sponsor


YouNoodle is a growing global network for startups and an end-to-end digital platform used by some of the biggest brands, universities, governments and more, to create, manage, and judge startup competitions. YouNoodle has created a global talent network of over 50,000 startups across more than 400 competitions and has become a premier resource for expanding access to the best ideas and brightest talent across the globe.

2015 SB Innovation Open Technology Provider


iCompli Sustainability (iCompli) is a division of BPA Worldwide, the world’s largest media audit company. iCompli provides a research-driven systems approach to help organizations make decisions about their sustainability initiatives. Services include: diagnostic and assessment services, data verification and report assurance, and third-party certification to industry sustainability standards, including those for corporate meetings and tradeshow exhibiting.

Official ISO Verification Partner


Desso, a Tarkett company, focuses primarily on superior floor design and Cradle to Cradle® in providing high quality carpet tiles and broadloom. Desso’s vision is to be the world leader in making environmentally responsible flooring products that deliver outstanding value in design and functionality and thus contribute to people’s health and wellbeings.


Premium Media Partners


FORTUNE covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the FORTUNE audience to accelerate their business success. FORTUNE is about intellectual stimulation and discovery. Getting smarter and leaning forward. It equips readers with intellectual capital. It is unbiased and focused on providing the information that will help our audience become better leaders.


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.


GOOD Worldwide, Inc. is an integrated media and strategic services company. GOOD Media engages directly with a broad audience of global citizens via a website, quarterly magazine and strategic partnerships. The GOOD Worldwide, Inc. umbrella, also includes two other properties: GOODcorps, a consultancy partnering with top companies and foundations to align their goals with social impact, and CTZN, a mobile app launching in Summer 2015, aimed at bringing together changemakers.


Activation Hub Exhibitors

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Free From Plastics






Control Union

MIST Enterprises



5t sports


Solegear Bioplastics



Solar City



The Sustainability Consortium








Impact Eco Global

Earth Institute Columbia University


Source Intelligence

Pure Fix Cycles



Innova UEV



Causeway Participants

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The Nature Conservancy

SGP Partnership


Project AWARE

The Recycling Partnership

Dig Deep

Code REDD Stand for Trees

Stop Hunger Now

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreemant


Premium Partners




brown forman



Energy Necklace Project

Young & Roubicam Inspire



Sustainable Surf

Sustainable Surf

Sustain Condoms

THRIVE Farmers Coffee

People Towels

Back To The Roots

1to1 movement





Johnson & Johnson

Toms of Maine



KOR Water


Media & Affiliate Partners

Triple Pundit




Wharton IGEL


3BL Media


CR Magazine




Ecosystem Marketplace

Real Leaders

Conscious Connection Magazine



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