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Sustainable Brands chooses Offsetters Climate Solutions as official carbon offset supplier and partner

Feb. 4, 2015, Vancouver, BC – Offsetters Climate Solutions has signed a three-year agreement with Sustainable Brands®, after being chosen as the Official Carbon Offset Provider and helping to deliver carbon-neutral conferences for the more than 2,000 combined delegates attending events in San Diego, Boston, and London this year alone.

Offsetters will offset the conferences through a portfolio of third party verified projects. This portfolio includes the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project on the West Coast of British Columbia, Mai Ndombe Redd+ Project in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Efficient Wood Cook Stoves in Uganda and the Waste to Energy Facility in Lee County.

Founded on the, “belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world,” the global Sustainable Brands community remains at the forefront of sustainability-led brand innovation. Conferences are attended by professionals from the world’s largest global brands as well as leading social entrepreneurs, NGOs, investors, academia and government agencies including: BASF, Target, Unilever, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, P&G, World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Alliance and others. These groups share their best practices, case studies and key sustainability indicators in an inviting, collaborative environment.

“We are happy to have found a long term partner in Offsetters, a committed organization who shares our values and can help us to continue building the robust sustainability efforts of all of our live events,” says Valerie Miller, producer of live events, Sustainable Brands.

Offsetters started working with Sustainable Brands in 2014 by offsetting the organization’s San Diego conference (SB’14 San Diego), resulting in a reduction of 1,207.9 (tCO2e), equivalent to taking 254 vehicles off the road. In addition, representatives from Offsetters presented the company’s Great Bear Project – a carbon sequestration and economic initiative with BC’s Coastal First Nations – during a panel discussion at Sustainable Brands ’14 London.

“Sustainable Brands focuses not only on what is currently happening in the realm of sustainable practices, but encourages a shared approach by business leaders to see what can be possible in the near future,” says James Tansey, CEO of Offsetters Climate Solutions. “Offsetters is proud to be the carbon offset provider for Sustainable Brands, and we are most pleased to take part in discussions that will lead us all down a greater path to sustainability.”

At each of these three conferences through 2017, Offsetters will be profiling their advisory services, which help organizations and corporations determine carbon footprints, carbon reduction strategies, product life cycle inventories and reporting. Offsetters has worked with more than 150 of the world’s most prestigious organizations from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games to Aimia and lululemon athletica.

Events produced by Sustainable Brands in 2015 include: SB’15 San Diego, San Diego, CA (June 1-4, 2015); New Metrics ‘15, Boston, MA (Oct. 6-8, 2015); and SB’15 London, London, England (November 2015). A complete list of events included in their global conference network may be found at For more information on Offsetters Climate Solutions, visit

About Offsetters Climate Solutions

Offsetters Climate Solutions is North America’s leading carbon management solutions provider. Founded in 2005, the company helps organizations and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their climate impact. Offsetters was the first official supplier of carbon offsets in the history of the Olympic movement (Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games). Its team of industry leaders specializes in the origination, development and commercialization of high-quality carbon offset projects and is proud to also provide clients with a comprehensive offering of sustainability consultancy services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Offsetters has worked with more than 150 of the world’s most prestigious organizations including Aimia and lululemon athletica. For more information, please visit

About Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, its mission has been to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a better future. Digitally published news articles and issues-focused conversation topics, internationally known conferences and regional events, a robust e-learning library and peer-to-peer membership groups all facilitate community learning and engagement throughout the year. Sustainable Brands is a division of Sustainable Life Media, headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


Media contacts:
Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838, 250-888-8729 (cell) or [email protected]

Natalie Farrell, Offsetters Climate Solutions: 778-887-6049 or [email protected]

Marie Perriard, Sustainable Brands: 415-626-2212 or [email protected]


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