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Business Leaders Gather in New York City to Prioritize Sustainability Initiatives

Submitted by: Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

Categories: Clean Technology, Corporate Governance

Posted: Sep 16, 2008 – 03:50 PM EST


Wal-Mart, Xerox, BASF, GE among experts leading discussion on how to leverage sustainability for improved business operations

Sep. 16 /CSRwire/ - BURLINGAME, CA - September 16, 2008 - Sustainable Life Media (SLM), the leading producer of sustainable business conferences and newsletters, announced today speakers for its Sustainable Business Success (SBS-NYC) conference to be held October 29 in New York. SBS-NYC will connect business leaders with experts from a variety of fields who will share their experiences deriving bottom line benefit by adapting sustainable operations, including purchasing, facilities management, transportation and logistics and IT, in their businesses.

"Sustainability is set to become a core strategic issue for all businesses in the coming decade, but making the transition to sustainable operations is non-trivial," said KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, president and founder of Sustainable Life Media. "We've designed Sustainable Business Success to provide business leaders a high-bandwidth, low cost opportunity to gain expert perspective and advice that can help save time, avoid mistakes and frame effective sustainability goals and strategies for success."

Chaired by two sustainable operations veterans, Will Sarni, CEO of DOMANI Sustainability Consulting and Andrew Winston, principal of Winston Eco-Strategies and author of Green to Gold, SBS-NYC will identify new standards in efficiency and quality being driven by adopting sustainability as a mindset.

In addition to Winston and Sarni, SBS-NYC speakers will include Rand Waddoups, senior director of corporate strategy and sustainability for Wal-Mart; Toni Rossi, manager of programs and operational support, Xerox; Ed Madzy, director, product stewardship/product regulation, BASF; Anthony Owens, senior director, corporate citizenship, Sodexo; Margaret Lydecker, green office consultant, VH1; Nick Ellis, Bright Green Talent and many others, each of whom has experience driving successful sustainability initiatives throughout their corporation.

"Often important learning comes from experience with what doesn't work, as much as from what ultimately does," notes Mr. Winston. "We look forward to engaging our panelists in dialogue about the challenges, as well as the successes, they've experienced leading the way toward more sustainable business operations."

The conference is being held in an intimate setting designed to encourage strong audience Q&A throughout. Faculty members will each host a lunch table discussion as well, providing further opportunity to dive in to deeper discussion. Registered attendees can choose to join the faculty member of their choice for lunch on a first come, first served basis.

Designed for executives and managers who are responsible for the development and operation of sustainability practices at their companies, SBS-NYC will empower participants to identify and prioritize opportunities to create new operating efficiencies, reduce risks and costs and build stronger ties to shareholders, employees and the communities in which they work.

To learn more about SBS-NYC and to register at an early discount, please visit: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/sbs

To subscribe to SLM Newsletters, free, please visit: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/newsletters.

About Sustainable Life Media

Sustainable Life Media is the leading producer of sustainable business conferences and events, with supporting products that include websites, newsletters, research and an online community.

Sustainable Life Media inspires innovation for sustainability by linking people and ideas that are creating change in the marketplace. By showcasing successful sustainability strategies, emerging best practices, and leading edge product and service solutions, Sustainable Life Media helps businesses drive new business benefit through cost savings, risk reduction, revenue growth and increased brand value. For more information, please visit: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/about.

For more information, please contact:

Carla Mancebo Cohn & Wolfe
Phone: 415-365-8532

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