Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for Fifth Annual New Metrics Conference

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for Fifth Annual New Metrics Conference

SAP, BlackRock, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart among companies confirmed to share advances in measuring and modeling the ROI of sustainability
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New Metrics '15, October 6-8 in Boston, MA

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: New Metrics '15

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the program and speaker line up for New Metrics ’15 scheduled for October 6-8 in Boston, MA. A gathering point for sustainability executives, corporate strategists and financial leaders from across the globe, this annual event focuses on the leading edge of corporate practices and performance indicators that quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial value.  

Breakthrough research methods, provocative insights and case studies, as well as innovative measurement tools will all be featured, including continued threads of conversation on new ways to measure the ROI of sustainability, quantify employee engagement and performance, measure shared value and impact along the supply chain and benchmark ESG performance ratings/rankings. Over 60 contributing speakers from companies such as BASF, Morgan Stanley, JetBlue Airways, Natura, Bloomberg and Disney will join executives from WWF, SASB, The Sustainability Consortium, Ceres, CDP and many others to share leading edge corporate initiatives that drive improved business and social value.

Key discussion topics and featured speakers include: 

  • A strengthened emphasis on program topics for and by the investor community include new research from Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing on the ROI of both public and private sustainable investing, new insights on gender equality in leadership positions with Pax World Management and eRevalue, and discussions with Trillium Asset Management, HIP Investor and PRI on fossil-free investing.
  • Practical tools for evaluating and reporting water use with Maxfield Weiss, Vice President at Carbon Disclosure Project, Val Fishman, VP Corporate Partnerships at Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Lindsay Bass, Manager at WWF and Eliza Roberts, Manager at Ceres.
  • Natural capital valuation, net positive goals and innovating toward a circular business model with Neil Hawkins, Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Dow Chemical.
  • A review of over 300 research studies with Steve Rochlin, Co-founder and Senior Partner at IO Sustainability demonstrating that well-run corporate sustainability programs bring multiple benefits including increased sales, growing market value reduced risk exposure and higher employee productivity. Discussions with Aaron Frank, Director Corporate Responsibility at Disney, Matthew Swibel, Director of Sustainability at Lockheed Martin and Niki King, Senior Manager at Campbell Soup Company follow.
  • A discussion on environmental and social P&L analysis with Luciana Villa Nova, Sustainability Manager at the Brazilian cosmetics company Natura.
  • The introduction of a comprehensive set of guidance tips for US institutional investors on engaging with brands and the public policy world on sustainability issues with Michelle Edkins, Managing Director at BlackRock.

“The numbers are in. Brands that understand how to create, measure and manage new forms of environmental and social value for their stakeholders are winning the financial game as well,” states KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands. “We are only just beginning to tap the business opportunity for sustainability-driven innovation in the 21st century. This conference is laying the groundwork for managing that opportunity for the future.”

The event is expected to draw over 350 senior sustainability and financial executives from the world’s leading companies. Representatives from Levi’s, Avery Dennison, HP, Bank of America, P&G, Oracle, REI, TD Bank, Bloomberg, MIT Sloan, Ben & Jerry’s, Esteé Lauder, Alaska Airlines and more have already confirmed participation. Further information can be found at or by calling 1.415.626.2212. Registration is open, but capacity is limited. Proud supporters of this event include BASF, TB Bank, Lucid, Tennaxia, Offsetters, Waste Management, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, WBCSD, Ceres, Wharton IGEL, Triple Pundit among others. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for companies with innovative solutions to share in sustainability metrics. New Metrics ’15 is scheduled to run October 6-8, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Boston in Cambridge, MA.

About Sustainable Brands

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, our 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.