GreenBiz Forum 2014 attracts sustainability pioneers to Arizona

This announcement originally appeared on CSR Wire.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dozens of the world’s biggest companies have registered to participate in the 2014 GreenBiz Forum, GreenBiz Group’s flagship event for sustainability executives, to be held February 18 to 20 in Phoenix.

The Forum brings together sustainability leaders from business, nonprofits, and the public sector to take the pulse of the profession, explore new trends and themes, and engage in hands-on workshops with their peers.

This year’s Forum is being presented in partnership with the Sustainability Consortium, a global collaboration of companies and stakeholders aimed at building a scientific foundation for improving consumer product sustainability; and the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, the hub of ASU’s myriad sustainability initiatives. Along with GreenBiz Group, the three organizations are co-locating their events as part of a weeklong Sustainability Solutions Festival hosted by ASU.

The GreenBiz Forum, which is expected to sell out, has attracted a stellar line-up of speakers and participants, including those from Akamai Technologies, Allstate Insurance, Avon, Campbell Soup, CH2M HILL, Clorox, Disney, Domtar, EMC, Georgia-Pacific, ING Bank, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Land O'Lakes, LG Electronics, Mars, McDonald's, MillerCoors, Monsanto, Nordstrom, Office Depot, Procter & Gamble, salesforce.com, Sodexo, Steelcase, Tiffany & Co. and Toyota.

“The appeal of the Forum is that the world’s biggest companies and brands are learning from one another, sharing insights and best practices in a way that ups everyone’s game,” says GreenBiz Group CEO Eric Faurot. “Our partnership with TSC and ASU is bringing the best of everyone’s thinking to the table.”

The Forum is centered around GreenBiz Group’s State of Green Business report, an annual pulse-taking of the progress being made by companies around the world to reduce impacts, increase disclosure and create new sources of growth that address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

This year’s Forum will see the unveiling of two new components of the report: the Natural Capital Leadership Index, produced in partnership with Trucost, the first-ever ranking of companies that are decoupling growth from environmental impact; and the GreenBiz NGO Ranking, the first-ever business assessment of activist groups’ influence and credibility. The Forum will feature plenary panels on both pieces of research.

For more information about the Forum, visit www.greenbiz.com/forum.

For more information, please contact:

Shana Rappaport Director of Engagement, VERGE
Phone: 925.330.1854
Twitter: shanarappaport

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