CEOs of Leading Sustainability Nonprofits to Speak at GreenBiz Forum

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CEOs of Leading Sustainability Nonprofits to Speak at GreenBiz Forum

NGO leaders to discuss emerging trends with world’s biggest companies and brands
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 9:00am

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OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Executives from the world’s leading sustainability nonprofits will meet with their corporate counterparts in February to discuss the trends, tools and technologies needed to move companies and markets toward a more sustainable path.

The 2015 GreenBiz Forum, February 17-19, in Scottsdale, Ariz., brings together hundreds of leaders from the world’s largest companies, major sustainability groups, academic institutions and government agencies. The event is convened by GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium and The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

The seventh annual event combines the networks, insights and domain expertise of the three organizations to convene more than 700 sustainability professionals for the three-day conference and surrounding events that comprise the weeklong Sustainability Solutions Festival.

Among the nonprofit executives confirmed to speak are BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer, The Sustainability Consortium CEO Sheila Bonini, WBCSD President Peter Bakker, Forum for the Future U.S. Director Helen Clarkson, Ceres President Mindy Lubber and WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts.

“There is a critical need for the corporate and nonprofit sectors to align their visions and activities,” says Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group’s Chairman and Executive Editor. “There is far more agreement than disagreement about what’s needed to transform business practices and value chains to align with the needs of people and the planet.”

The event is framed by GreenBiz Group’s eighth State of Green Business report, an award-winning annual pulse-taking on how, and how well, companies are addressing the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Released in late January, the report illuminates the most important topics and trends impacting sustainability professionals and their companies.

Corporate participants at GreenBiz Forum include executives from hundreds of companies, including adidas, BASF, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Disney, Dow, Ecolab, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Levi Strauss, Marsh & McLellan, PwC, Salesforce, Target, Timberland and Unilever. New speakers are added weekly.

For more information about GreenBiz Forum, visit


GreenBiz Group’s mission is to define and accelerate the business of sustainability. It does this through a wide range of products and services, including its acclaimed website and e-newsletters, GreenBuzz and VERGE; webcasts on topics of importance to sustainability and energy executives; research reports, including the annual State of Green Business; the GreenBiz Executive Network, a membership-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability executives; and conferences: GreenBiz Forum and VERGE.


Becky Dempsey
+1 (510) 740-2358
Marketing Programs Manager, GreenBiz Group
Keywords: Events, Conferences & Webinars | CERES | Carter Roberts | FORUM FOR THE FUTURE | GreenBiz Forum | GreenBiz Group | Helen Clarkson | Peter Bakker | Sheila Bonini | Sustainability Consortium | Sustainability Solutions Festival

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