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The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference. Over 300 global executives from brands like Nike, Salesforce, and Eileen Fisher are convening to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value.
Conversations are focusing on 4 key areas: Value in Strategy & Operations, Value in Finance & Investing, Value in Product & Service Innovation and Value in Marketing & Communications.
“8 years ago, we launched our New Metrics initiative to ignite corporate action toward translating previously ignored environmental and social impacts into financial performance indicators,” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands. “The leaders who have gathered for our annual New Metrics conference every year since are informing the next generation of goal setting and corporate strategy. We are proud to lead the charge toward helping companies realize the full benefit of sustainability-driven innovation in the 21st century.”
In addition to the regular programming at New Metrics, senior leaders from the** SB Corporate Member Network** will hold a separate meeting onsite at the conference. Dimitar Vlahov of Sustainable Brands and Kevin Hagen of Iron Mountain will disclose how organizations can move towards more sustainable business practices using the SB Brand Transformation Roadmap: a comprehensive process plan for continuous improvement in sustainability. Members from The Dow Chemical Company, Danone, Cisco, Stanley Black & Decker and others are in attendance.
Sustainable Brands is proud to recognize the many sponsors already committed to showcasing their brand leadership at New Metrics ‘18, including Rubicon Global and EcoAct as Premier Sponsors; Innate Motion, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NRG as a Major Sponsors; and Flex, Numi Organic Tea, BASF, Metrio, Greengate Power, Ecovadis, United By Blue and Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices as Supporting Sponsors. Partner organizations include AICPA, CDP, Ceres, G&A Institute, SustainAbility, UN Global Compact, Navigant Research and Wharton IGEL. TerraCycle is the official waste diversion partner, BEF is the official water offset partner, and South Pole is the official carbon offset partner.
For a complete list of sponsors and speakers as well as the conference schedule, please visit the conference website at www.NewMetrics18.com. Tickets for New Metrics can be purchased onsite through Wednesday, October 31st at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
Published Oct 29, 2018 12pm EDT / 9am PDT / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET