Thank you! Sustainable Brands ’16 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

Platinum Sponsor

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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 2016 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 our changing world.
SB’16 San Diego Presenting Sponsor & Activation Hub Host


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.
Opening Night Reception Host


Citizen Group is an award-winning agency dedicated to building “citizen brands.” The San Francisco-based agency works with leading companies and organizations to shape values-based brand strategies and then brings them to life through compelling creative campaigns, media initiatives, and community activations that inspire, inform, and invite audiences to participate.


Toyota is building a future of mobility that’s safer, greener and more accessible for everyone. It’s filled with cars that drive 300 miles on one fill of hydrogen while emitting only water, robots that help at home and wearable devices that allow the blind to get around with confidence. Through strong partnerships, we’re sharing our know-how and bringing ideas and people together to inspire mobility solutions for a better world.
Official Ride and Drive Partner of SB’16 San Diego

Gold Sponsors

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We depend on natural resources and a healthy environment to keep our business running smoothly. Natural resources are essential for us to fly, and tourism relies on having beautiful, natural and preserved destinations for our customers to visit. Learn more at jetblue.com/green.

United Technologies

A leader in the building systems and aerospace industries, United Technologies creates smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, air conditioning, fire and security systems, and building automation.

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 communications 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.


EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services. Are your company’s environmental and social commitments moving your business forward? From water, waste and natural resources to strategy, supply chain and reporting — EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice has the resources, technical knowledge and experience to help you address risks, overcome challenges and achieve results.


Deloitte’s network of experienced sustainability professionals can assist companies in preparing for and managing sustainability risks and opportunities to drive value for their business. Equipped with leading-edge tools and services, we can help drive performance in areas of sustainability reporting and assurance, materiality determination and stakeholder engagement, environmental health and safety, and supply chain risk.


ThinkPARALLAX is a creative communications consultancy committed to building brands with purpose. They specialize in cultivating knowledge, spreading awareness, and creating powerful purposeful connections for businesses and organizations striving to make a positive impact. Their focus is to create communication strategies, campaigns, and stories that influence behavior and drive positive change in the world and greater business community.


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.

International Paper

International Paper is a global leader in packaging, paper, and pulp. We use renewable resources responsibly to make products that people depend on every day. We are unified around shared commitments to strengthen our people and communities, provide solutions for our customers, and ensure the sustainability of our company and our planet.

whitewave foods

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.

YK Center

YK Center is a for-benefit business, a laboratory for inspiration, practical learning and action training. The Center focuses on new metrics for the new economy and its product, the Global Game Changers Lab™, an intensive workshop for companies and organizations that want to jump-start the change process to greater sustainability and social responsibility.


Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 34,000 associates. Kohler is a global leader in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of hospitality and golf resort destinations.


Savers is a purpose-driven thrift retailer offering quality used clothing and household goods. We got our start 60 years ago from a commitment to reuse and supporting local communities. In the last decade we have helped divert more than 6.5 billion pounds of material from landfills and provided $1.5 billion to nonprofit organizations. Visit savers.com/impact to learn more.


Shaw Industries provides carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile/stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Shaw is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices throughout the world. 66% of the products it manufactures are Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM.

Thailand Sustainable Develoment Foundation

Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation (TSDF) was established on 25th July 2014 with an objective to promote development that provides for balance and sustainability in the economy, society, environment, and culture, especially the application of “The Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy” both in local and international context. TSDF implements its activities via Thailand Sustainable Development Institute (TSDI).

Knotty Pine

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


At PwC, our purpose – to build trust in society and solve important problems – articulates what we do to deliver value and results through our products and services. This transcends the bottom line and is critical to engaging our people to positively impact our clients, stakeholders, and each other.


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.

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America – Scouting was green when green was just a color. Generations of Scouts have learned to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures. Now, they can even earn a merit badge that’s all about sustainability.


Bronze Sponsor

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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.

SB’16 San Diego’s Official Carbon Offset Partner


We help build trust, enhance reputations, create sustainable growth and drive positive change.
We specialise in:

  • sustainability: our best-practice communications help clients inform and inspire
  • integrated reporting: our experience lets us support moves towards holistic value creation
  • engagement: we help clients engage and excite stakeholders

Our skills span consultancy, editorial, creative, design, digital development and account management.


RF|Binder is a full-service public relations and integrated communications agency headquartered in New York City with other locations across the U.S. The agency specializes in strategic and creative social impact and sustainability communications and works in four primary industries including food and beverage, health and wellness, education and financial services.
2016 SB Innovation Open Co-Sponsor


VIVREAU is proud to continue to be an industry leader through design and engineering innovation in the alternative bottled water category. Implementing a VIVREAU water program enables corporate and hospitality clients to meet their sustainability, health & wellness and financial goals, while increasing the elegance of their water service.


YouNoodle is a technology platform that connects large enterprises to the most disruptive startups in their space. This is typically done by running competitions and challenges, and analyzing our global startup data flow. Over the past 5 years, we have built over 500 innovation programs globally for corporations, governments, universities, foundations & accelerators connecting them with over 100,000 startups.
2016 SB Innovation Open Technology Provider

South Pole Group

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.
Renewable Energy Partner

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’16 San Diego Livestream Sponsor


Established to protect forest ecosystems for future generations, the Forest Stewardship Council is the world’s leading eco-label for products derived from responsibly managed forests. A democratically-run nonprofit organization, FSC is supported by the world’s foremost NGOs and many of the largest consumer brands around the globe.


AHA is a creative agency that brings brands and people together. Our goal: to help our clients earn a meaningful place in people’s lives. For more than 20 years, we’ve worked with Fortune 500 companies and industry on their brand strategy, purpose-driven content and campaigns, and a broad range of corporate communications including executive thought leadership, employee engagement programs and corporate responsibility stories.


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.

NextEra energy

NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company. We are helping to solve America’s energy needs sustainably and responsibly. In 2015, we generated more electricity from the wind and sun than any other company in the world. Through our innovative offerings, we’re helping customers all across America meet their energy needs.


For more than a century, Goodwill ® has been a nonprofit environmental leader and social enterprise — diverting billions of pounds of goods from landfills while creating jobs in communities across the United States, Canada and around the world. Reuse, repurpose and recycle with Goodwill.

Platinum Media Partners

Huffington Post

Premium Media Partners


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.


News Deeply is an award-winning media company that delivers high-quality journalism in the global public interest. The Deeply model channels news and information into single-subject content platforms, elevating issues that are missing from the mainstream news cycle and catalyzing engagement in some of the most pressing problems of our time.


Lots of media companies have a mission. But Upworthy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. We believe that stories about important issues can and should be great stories — stories for everyone, stories that connect us and sometimes even change the world. Because we’re all part of the same story.

Activation Hub Exhibitors

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Metsa Group


AM Conservation Group


The Sustainability Consortium TSC

BARD Sustainbilty




InterAction Green

Sustainable Fiber Technologies

Source Intelligence

Solar City

New Leaf Paper

Monarch Flyway

Monarch Flyway

EDF Renewable Energy

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Land Life Company

Human Design

Causeway Participants

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Harvest International

Arbor Day Foundation

The Nature Conservancy

Project WET


International Institute of Learning

Premium Partners



1to1 Movement

THRIVE Farmers Coffee


Rishi Tea



Bonneville Environmental Foundation



Natural Logic

Natural Logic

Clif Bar

Sustainable Surf






Media & Affiliate Partners




CSR Wire


Real Leaders


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The Sustainability Consortium TSC


CR Magazine

Concious Connection

Mother Jones

CleanTech San Diego

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