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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

Sustainable Brands Spotlights ‘Who’s Coming’ to Sustainable Brands ‘12 Conference

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Sustainable Brands Spotlights ‘Who’s Coming’ to Sustainable Brands ‘12 Conference

Executives from CNN, Walmart, Safeway, Ford, Coca-Cola and More to Join Over 1,000 Attendees at Game-changing Conference in San Diego CA, June 4 – 7, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 – Sustainable Brands ‘12 today highlighted some of its diverse speaker faculty and registered attendees set to convene in San Diego, CA June 4-7 to collaborate and share sustainability strategies and insights in response to mounting environmental and social pressures and shifting consumer demand. The speaker line-up includes more than 150 business and design leaders from a wide range of industries coming together to address the cross-cutting environmental and social concerns driving the need for radical innovation. Speaking to the theme of “The Revolution Will Be Branded”, over 80 sessions will explore the unfolding market drivers and cutting-edge strategies for building business and brand value by innovating for sustainability.

Some notable faculty include:

Business/Brand Strategists:
Mike McCarthy, Senior Vice President of Programming, CNN International
Toby Corey, Chief Revenue Officer, Solar City
Adam Monroe, President, North America, Novozymes
Susan Sweet, President, General Manager, Neutrogena
Uwe Dreher, Global Head of Marketing, BMWi
Peter Nowlan, CMO, Molson-Canada
Maria Davlantes, SVP, CMO, Interface
Siddharth Sanghvi, General Manager, Sustainable Commerce, eBay

Designers & Innovators:
Volker Schaedler, VP, Innovation and Technology, North America, BASF
Mathieu Turpault, Managing Partner, Design, Bressler Group
Christiaan Maats, Founder, Design and Development, OAT Shoes
Phil Giesler, Director of Innovation, Unilever Corporate Ventures
Chris Yura, Founder & CEO, SustainU Clothing

Sustainability Executives:
Michael Dupee, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Mt. Coffee Roasters
Rick Ridgeway, Vice President, Environmental Programs & Communications, Patagonia
Jim Thomas, VP Sustainability, PetCo
Gwen Migita, VP, Sustainability & Community Affairs, Caesar’s Entertainment
Jeff Rice, Director, Sustainability, Walmart
John Viera, Global Director, Sustainability & Environmental Policy, The Ford Motor Company
Shama Alexander, Environmental Officer, Director of Sustainability, LUSH

Marketing & Stakeholder Communicators:
Peter Callaro, Integrated Marketing Creative, The Coca-Cola Company
Maggie Kendall, Director of Marketing, CSR, NBC Universal
PJ Connell, Director of Marketing, Reef
Christopher Lukezic, Director of Marketing and Communications, Airbnb
Chris Arnold, Director of PR, Chipotle

Visit the Speaker Page to view the current list of confirmed speakers.

“Sustainability is the key to driving radical innovation throughout all industries,” said KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder/Chief Catalyst of Sustainable Brands, “The Sustainable Brands Conference prides itself in bringing together the leading thinkers and doers spanning multiple industries to share their unique perspectives that benefit all.”

Several leading sustainability, business and brand strategy, product design, supply chain and communications executives from top global brands, bonfire brands, NGOs, academia and thought leaders have already registered, including executives from: AT&T, Quicksilver, Nestle, Harley-Davidson, Pepsi, Sony, Yahoo!, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Petsmart, National Parks Service, BASF, 3M, Blue Shield of California, The Dannon Company, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, National Geographic Society, Wharton, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, Recyclebank, UPS, Target, and many more – over 1,000 attendees are expected.

Check out the Who’s Coming Page to see who else is attending SB’12.

With June 4 less than a month away, the final countdown to Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference has begun. Regular Price registration is available until May 13 after which prices will increase to Late Registration pricing. Visit the Registration Page to secure your spot, as available space at the conference venue is now extremely limited and will sell out shortly.

About Sustainable Brands
Sustainable Brands is the global learning, collaboration, and commerce community committed to replenishing the world through better brands. Sustainable Brands offers news and views from thought and practice leaders, online and live events, a robust resource library, peer-to-peer learning groups, E-learning, and a set of solutions providers for corporate brand and sustainability professionals, social entrepreneurs and the eco-system of supporting value partners. Sustainable Brands inspires, engages and equips today’s business and brand leaders to grow revenues and enhance brand value, reputation and loyalty, while helping create a healthy and sustainable future for all. Sustainable Brands is a production of Sustainable Life Media located in San Francisco CA.

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