Press Release
Sustainable Brands selects Refresh Agency as Communications Partner for SB'16 Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark August 19, 2016 -- The Sustainable Brands® Global Conference Network will convene for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark this September at the SB’16 Copenhagen conference. During the conference, Northern European and global companies will come together to network and share best practices for sustainability, environmental awareness, socially conscious innovation and corporate governance as drivers for value creation and growth.

Sustainable Brands® has chosen Refresh Agency as its partner for strategic communication and public relations for its SB’16 Copenhagen conference, which after four years in London has moved to Copenhagen due to the city’s and Denmark's reputation for green energy practices, its leading position in sustainability, high quality of life for residents, and commitment to circular economy systems. SB’16 Copenhagen is one of 11 locations for the Sustainable Brands Global Conference Network, which hosts annual events in 11 countries on 6 continents.

The agency will handle the strategic communications and PR, disseminate conference objectives and its mission to educate and inspire the global business community in sustainability and ethical business practices. The event features more than 100 speakers, who share case studies, research, communications and marketing campaign results and the latest developments in design innovation and sustainable practices, as well as frameworks, systems design, tools and solutions providers to enable the implementation of sustainable processes.

"Driving the next economy requires both a new operating system for brands and collective action across sectors. Finding partners in the system with shared purpose, global business expertise and ability to activate are vital to the success of our future,” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder of Sustainable Brands. ”We are thrilled to collaborate with Refresh Agency as our European communications and PR agency for SB’16 Copenhagen to help accelerate the shift already underway within the Sustainable Brands community in Europe and beyond.” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder of Sustainable Brands."

The Sustainable Brands SB’16 Copenhagen conference will take place September 26-28 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavian Hotel in Copenhagen, bringing together leading brands, CSR and sustainability experts, inspirers, visionary leaders, marketing and communications professionals and business influencers, who with gather to learn and share the latest in product design, systems innovation, and communications that embody purpose-driven leadership and thinking. Attendees representing more hundreds of companies will be in attendance, including Novozymes, IKEA, GlobeScan, BASF, Kingfisher, HEINEKEN, The Body Shop, Philips Lighting, DONG Energy, L'Oréal, WBCSD, Dell and many more.

"The ability to share knowledge, collaborate, identify open source and co-action opportunities across markets, industries and big brand business, both as an entrepreneur and as an organization is needed for leaders to be at the forefront of the new business - and consumer paradigm. Sustainable Brands is a global leader in this particular field. I am excited to work with them, and contribute to our common mission - to create a sustainable transition through positive use of the capitalist system and way of doing business, " says Sandja Brügmann, CEO of Refresh Agency.

About Refresh Agency

Refresh Agency is a communications agency with a focus on sustainability, social innovation, conscious lifestyle and business practices based on the 5Ps: Passion, Purpose, People, Planet and Profit. The agency uses conscious leadership, communication, marketing, psychology, PR and social media to support brands globally. Refresh Agency offers a groundbreaking visionary business perspective and work with a comprehensive, global portfolio of respected companies like The Body Shop, University of Colorado Boulder, Spier, Sustainia, Crocs, GoodBelly, ITO EN, and Justin's. Refresh Agency was founded in 2002 in Boulder, CO, United States by Danish Sandja Brügmann, and has offices in Boulder, CO and Copenhagen.

Read more about Refresh Agency here.

Read more about the founder and CEO, Sandja Brügmann here.

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