Benyus, McDonough, Warner Among Green Leaders on Innovation Forum Agenda

Benyus, McDonough, Warner Among Green Leaders on Innovation Forum Agenda has unveiled the final agenda for the GreenBiz Innovation Forum, the first event aimed at global companies seeking to understand and harness the opportunities that exists at the intersection of "sustainability" and "innovation."

This landmark event features an innovative program, combining world-class discussions, facilitated workshops, hands-on exercises, and small-group consultation to provide insights and tools that can be put to work inside any company. Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor of, will be co-hosting this year's event, October 19-20 at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

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"This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn how innovation occurs inside companies, and how some of the world's largest companies are viewing sustainability as a platform for new products, services, and business models.," said Makower. "Innovation Forum attendees will experience collaborative, interactive, and fun exercises with fellow attendees in small-group settings to understand how to bring about innovation within their own organizations."

An impressive list of sustainability executives, thought leaders, and extremely successful corporate practitioners will set the stage, including Janine Benyus, co-founder, Biomimicry Guild; William McDonough, Founder, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; Phil Giesler, Director of Innovation, Unilever Corporate Ventures; Stephen T. Meller, Chief Innovation Catalyst, Procter & Gamble; Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media Inc.; Scott Elrod, Vice President, PARC; John Warner Ph.D., President and Chairman, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry; Len Sauers, VP, Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble; Jim Hall, Managing Director, Waste Management, Green Squad, Amnon Levav, Director, SIT International; and Angela R. Nahikian, Director, Global Environmental Sustainability, Steelcase Inc.

Innovation Forum

"The real power of the Innovation Forum lies with its attendees, consisting of top executives and professionals from leading Fortune 1000 companies who will bring their real-world green innovation challenges to share and learn with others," said Eric Faurot, President of Greener World Media, the event's producer.

Attending delegates represent a broad range of sectors and job titles, among them: Avery Dennison, Clorox, Fireman's Fund, Genentech, Gucci Group, Ingersoll Rand, Intuit, PNC Financial Services Group, Target, and Travelocity.

Attendance at the GreenBiz Innovation Forum is by invitation only. Interested parties may request an invitation at Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.

Sponsors of this year's event include Fortune, SAP, FedEx, Autodesk, GreenOrder, Panasonic, Porter Novelli, and Tomorrow Partners.