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Sustainable Brands 'Issues in Focus' to Examine Latest Thinking and Best Practices in Redefining Business Value

One Day Conference at The Wharton School to Include Speakers from Dow Chemical, Nature Conservancy, Campbell Soup, Oxfam and others

Submitted by: Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

Categories: Events, Finance

Posted: Aug 23, 2011 – 10:00 AM EST


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, Aug. 23 /CSRwire/ - Produced by Sustainable Life Media in partnership with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania's IGEL (Initiative for Global Environment Leadership), this one-day conference explores the forward edge of thinking and the progression of work taking place on valuation and measurement of both the positive and negative environmental and social impacts of business activity. Various key initiatives will be presented and time will be devoted for interactive and thought provoking discussion throughout the day. Sustainability and finance leaders will gather to explore together the issues and opportunities surrounding the retooling of key business metrics to optimize business for sustainable success in the 21st Century.

"Business and sustainability strategists today are grappling with tough issues related to defining and measuring business value for the future," said KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, CEO of Sustainable Life Media (SLM), convener of the Sustainable Brands community and events. “Our ‘Issues in Focus’ Conferences provide a forum for business leaders to engage with an experienced peer group to explore emerging solutions. This conference will explore emerging environmental and social metrics that are changing how we understand business value.” 

Confirmed topics and speakers at this one of a kind “Future of Business Metrics” event include:

  • Valuing Eco-System Services and Moving Them to the Balance Sheet: An up-to-the-minute look Inside the Dow/Nature Conservancy Partnership with Neil Hawkins, VP of Sustainability and EH&S at Dow Chemical Company and Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy
  • Putting Sustainability Goals in Context: Right-Sizing Your Impact with Mark McElroy, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Organizations and leading researcher in context based metrics
  • Integrating Sustainability and Financial Analysis into Investor Reporting with Dave Stangis, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Campbell Soup
  • People as an Asset on the Balance Sheet, with Paul Herman, 1989 Wharton alum, investment advisor and author, The HIP (Human Impact & Profit) Investor
  • Poverty Footprinting: Measuring the Economic Impact on Local Business Activity with Kyle Cahill, Program Director, Oxfam, International and the Coca-Cola Company
  • Modeling the Shared Value of Industry Collaboration: John O’Connor, VP Research, Gaia Metrics, and others

Registration and early discounts are available at and through the participation of sponsors SAP and various partners including CFO Magazine.

About 'Issues In Focus' Conferences
Produced by Sustainable Life Media, ‘Issues in Focus’ events are intimate, one-day gatherings of top executives and thought leaders who explore the forward edge of thinking and progression of work taking place on a variety of sustainability issues. Designed to extend the connections and creativity for the Sustainable Brands community now topping 50,000 brand strategists, sustainability consultants, designers, and communications specialists world-wide, ‘Issues in Focus’ events offer thought-provoking discussion and one-on-one networking around strategic topics that are key to driving the shift toward a sustainable future.

About Sustainable Life Media
Sustainable Life Media (SLM) is the leading international producer of sustainable business conferences and educational events. Additional products and services are designed to support profitable sustainable innovation including a peer-to-peer membership community, targeted e-newsletters, ‘Issues in Focus’ editorial features and events, an online research and learning library, in-house training programs, SB Insights Research and its flagship Sustainable Brands Conference.

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Phone: 831-332-4387

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