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The Zermatt Summit Foundation and its members have decided on “The Courage to Dare” as the theme of the fifth Zermatt Summit. As globalisation starts to show its limits and downsides, certain leaders have decided to turn a new page in their own environments.
The 2014 Zermatt Summit is a 3-day transforming experience in the heart of the Swiss Alps, intended for leaders who want to work together for the common good.
Just like in previous years, the 2014 Zermatt Summit will include brainstorming sessions, informative and informal discussions and innovative workshops on practical situations, in the company of inspirational personalities from different backgrounds (economics, spirituality, politics, NGOs, technology, etc.), who have had the “Courage to Dare” to engage in favour of human beings and the common good.
The Zermatt Summit will take place between 26 and 28 June 2014 in Zermatt, in pursuit of the essential goal of making globalisation more humane by changing hearts and minds.
“We are eagerly looking forward to another major gathering that, we hope, will give as many people as possible the courage to dare, to dare to change an economic, social and political environment that continuously reveals its weaknesses, problems and excesses, to the detriment of mankind. I would like to thank everyone who has been supporting us for nearly five years now, and who is striving to make globalisation more humane with us,” declared Christophe Wasserman, Founder and President of the Zermatt Summit Foundation.
The following personalities have already agreed to share their experiences with us:
- Naftali Brawer – President and CEO, Spiritual Capital Foundation
- Hubert de Boisredon – President and CEO, Armor Group
- Nicolas Buttet – Founder, Eucharistein Fraternity
- Francesca-Immacolata Chaouqui – Member of The Economic Commission to reform the Holy See
- Hannah Chung – Founder of Sproutel
- Doraja Eberlé – Erste Stiftung
- Pierre-Yves Gomez – Economist
- Pamela Hartigan – Founder of the Skoll Foundation, partner of Volans Ventures
- Erik Hersman – President and CEO of BRCK, Founder of Ushaidi and TED fellow
- Rodrigo Jordan – President of the National Foundation for Overcoming Poverty
- Antonio Meloto, Founder of Gawad Kalinga
- Melchior de Muralt, MD of Pury Pictet Turrettini and Vice-President of Blue Orchard Finance
- Paul Rose – Explorer and Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society
- Hisham el Sherif – President of IT Investments Group, Founder of Nile Online
- Edouard Tétreau, MD of Mediafin
- Laurent Wauquiez, Mayor of Puy-en-Velay, France and former Minister of State
- Jochen Zeitz, Co-founder and Co-director of The B-team. Founder of the Zeitz Foundation
The first four summits scored a resounding success, thanks to the relevance of their themes and the committed and persuasive speakers.
- 2010 – Changing Hearts and Minds
- 2011 – Servant Leadership
- 2012 – About the Common Good
- 2013 – Business & NGOs: Building Partnerships of Winners
About the Zermatt Summit
The Zermatt Summit is a unique forum for exchanges and discussions for anyone interested in inciting decision-makers to set up new behavioural and cultural rules in enterprises. It is organised by the Zermatt-based Zermatt Summit Foundation, which brings together personalities from all over the world, who share the same vision of a more humane globalisation that genuinely serves the common interest.
The Zermatt Summit Foundation, founded in 2010 by Christophe Wasserman, is an independent NGO that is recognised as a registered charity by the Swiss government. Since it was created, the foundation has established a network of more than 800 opinion leaders, who all share the same ambition to make globalisation more humane.
At the end of the summit, a consultative committee, made up of senior business executive and experts, will draw up a number of concrete recommendations that will be broadly publicised tA progress update on how these recommendations are being adopted worldwide will be presented at the following summit,o measure how they are being implemented by economic and political leaders.
For more information, go to www.zermattsummit.org.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), today announced that it will again provide funding to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs through its Innovation Generation grants. Innovation Generation grants support STEM education programs in Motorola Solutions communities in the U.S. and Canada. The annual program has distributed more than $34 million in grants since 2007 and hundreds of Motorola Solutions employees have volunteered with the recipient programs every year. 2013 Innovation Generation grants have or will provide more than 170,000 teachers and students with an average of 90 hours of high-quality STEM education programming each.
Interested organizations can apply online through the Motorola Solutions Foundation website. The application deadline is April 11, 2014, and the awards will be announced by June 30, 2014.
Eligible organizations can apply for two categories of grants:
Local Impact Grants
- These grants will target innovative and hands-on STEM education programs in a Motorola Solutions community.
- Requests must be between $15,000 and $60,000 for projects that start after June 2014.
National Partnership Grants
- Grants will support large-scale, multi-regional STEM education programs that impact at least 150 primary participants.
- The maximum request for National Partnership Grants is $250,000 and the minimum request is $50,000.
- Projects must start after June 2014 and may last up to two years.
- The Motorola Solutions Foundation promotes STEM education by awarding Innovation Generation grants. The Innovation Generation grant program helps students learn more about career opportunities in STEM-related fields through hands-on, interactive experiences.
- Grants will support programs in the United States and Canada that engage elementary through university students and teachers in hands-on or creative STEM programming – especially girls and underrepresented minorities.
- Programs that focus on vocational skills and support for employment in technology- and engineering-related industries are also eligible for funding in both categories.
Priority is placed on programs that accomplish one or more of the following:
- Targets Motorola Solutions communities in and around the greater metropolitan areas of: Schaumburg, Ill.; Plantation, Fla.; Long Island, N.Y.; Columbia, Md.; San Jose, Calif.; and Toronto, Ontario
- Engages students in innovative, hands-on activities
- Helps teachers improve their teaching of STEM subjects
- Teaches innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills
- Focuses on girls and underrepresented minorities
- Provides opportunities for Motorola Solutions employees to volunteer
- Demonstrates measurable change in STEM awareness, skills or education through the use of evaluation systems and appropriate measurement tools
- Collaborates with other STEM education providers or institutions
- Demonstrates the ability to move students through the pipeline to more advanced STEM education or careers
- Focuses on vocational skills and certifications in engineering technology
Matt Blakely, director, Motorola Solutions Foundation
“Study after study shows that there is a huge demand for students and a workforce that are competent in STEM disciplines. As a company with a long history of technological innovation and partnering with the cities and states where we live and work, we are thrilled to open the applications for this program for the sixth consecutive year. Our network of grantees, often in partnership with our employee volunteers, has made unbelievable strides in encouraging American youth to succeed in science and engineering education and pursue careers in engineering and technology.”
- For complete details on the Innovation Generation grants program and to apply, visit the Motorola Solutions Foundation website.
- Follow the Motorola Solutions Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit http://www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.
About Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that matter. Motorola Solutions trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “MSI.” To learn more, visit www.motorolasolutions.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom or subscribe to our news feed.
SASB Releases Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards for Financials Industries, Second Set of Standards Issued for Use by Companies and Investors
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides sustainability accounting standards for use by publicly listed corporations in the U.S., today released provisional standards for industries in the Financials sector. SASB standards help corporations comply with existing regulation, Regulation S-K, to disclose all material issues in the Form 10-K. SASB is accredited to set standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
SASB’s provisional standards address the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues likely to be material for companies in seven industries in the Financials sector: Asset Management & Custody Activities, Commercial Banks, Consumer Finance, Insurance, Investment Banking & Brokerage, Mortgage Finance, and Security & Commodity Exchanges. Examples of issues included are customer privacy and data security; integration of ESG factors in credit risk analysis, investment management and advisory; and responsible lending and debt prevention.
SASB standards—which identify the minimum set of sustainability issues for each industry—are designed to be cost effective for companies and decision useful for investors. The average number of sustainability issues in each Financials standards is four and 79 percent of suggested accounting metrics are quantitative.
“The Financials sector is unique, in that it’s comprised of both issuers and investors,” says Dr. Jean Rogers, Founder and Executive Director of SASB. “As issuers, Financials companies can compete and improve performance on the sustainability issues most relevant to business success. As investors, Financials companies can compare corporate performance on material sustainability issues and direct capital accordingly.”
SASB’s standards development process includes research supported by Bloomberg data, multi-stakeholder industry working groups, a public comment period, and review by an independent Standards Council. The working groups for the Financials sector— which included 302 survey responses— represented publicly traded companies with more than $1.3 trillion market capital and investment firms with more than $5 trillion in assets under management. A full list of working group members can be found here. SASB’s standards for the Financials sector will be considered provisional for one year after the issuance date. SASB welcomes feedback on the standards during the provisional phase.
“Our clients increasingly demand decision-useful sustainability information,” says Daniel L. Doctoroff, CEO and President of Bloomberg L.P. “The release of SASB's Financials standards marks the beginning of a new era in market transparency and a new model for 21st century corporate reporting.”
“The standards being developed by SASB are the clear answer to the compelling demand from almost all investors for broader disclosure of non-financial information,” says Samuel Di Piazza, Jr., Retired CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, International. “The standards create comparative, industry-based benchmarks. Their adoption over time is simply inevitable.”
Companies seeking assistance using SASB standards are invited to apply to the SASB Corporate Roundtable. SASB standards will be developed for 80+ industries in 10 sectors through the beginning of 2016. View the full schedule of SASB’s standards development process here.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ is an independent 501(c)3 organization that develops industry-specific standards for use in disclosing material sustainability issues in mandatory filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 1,000 individuals from individuals representing $13.9T assets under management and $5.7T market capital have participated in multi-stakeholder industry working groups informing standards development for five sectors to date. For more information about SASB, visit www.sasb.org, or follow us on YouTube, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Katerva is proud to announce the 2013 Katerva Awards finalists as well as the category winners. Referred to as “the Nobel Prize of Sustainability,” the awards feature the world’s best ideas you have never heard of – yet.
The 2013 Katerva Award Finalists and Category Award Winners are:
- Behavioral Change:
Winner: Kiva U
Finalists: Aflatoun, EDF Climate Corps, Equitable Origin, Integrity Action
Winner: Bolsa Verde do Rio de Janeiro
Finalists: Aviva Investors, B LAB, GiveDirectly, Publish What You Pay
- Ecosystem Conservation:
Winner: Bycatch Reduction
Finalists: Conservation Evidence, Marinexplore, Mongabay, Rare
- Energy & Power:
Winner: Aquion Energy
Finalists: Empower Generation, Mera Gao Micro Grid Power, MPOWERD, Sakti3
- Food Security:
Winner: Practical Action’s Zeer Pot Clay Fridge
Finalists: Growing Power, Robot Gardener, SeaChar - BioChar, SRI Int’l Network & Resource Center (SRI-Rice)
- Gender Equality:
Winner: WE CARE Solar
Finalists: 50 Million Missing Campaign, HealthPhone, Mobile for Reproductive Health, One Billion Rising
- Human Development:
Winner: Solar Ear International
Finalists: DRACO, Oxitec, Sabin, Vaxess Technologies
- Materials & Resources:
Winner: MBA Polymers
Finalists: AquaSentinel, Duke Toilet 2 Water, Eole Water, Solidia Technologies
Winner: The CityCar (MIT Media Lab)
Finalists: Leveraged Freedom Chair, Lit Motors, Riders for Health, Zambikes – Zambulance
- Urban Design:
Winner: ARCHIVE Global
Finalists: IBA Hamburg, Spatial Collective, Sustainable Preservation Initiative, Vertical Forest
For more information and to view more information on all the Finalists, please go to: http://katerva.net/home/accelerate/2013_award_nom/
“To solve the complex sustainability challenges we face as stewards of our planet, will require innovative solutions across a wide range of disciplines and economic sectors. Katerva provides a much needed and novel forum for this to happen, as evidenced by the Finalists for the Katerva Award,” states Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr, Director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, USA.
The Katerva Award Finalists and the Winner gain significant support through Katerva’s Winner's Circle, a group of businesses and committed experts, with the aim of scaling the winning projects for maximum impact.
In a deliberation process which began in October, the Katerva nominees were submitted to a rigorous process of examination by experts in each of Katerva's ten categories: Behavioral Change, Economy, Ecosystem Conservation, Energy & Power, Food Security, Gender Equality, Human Development, Materials & Resources, Transportation, and Urban Design. The Katerva Award, now in its third year, draws upon a vast network of experts from science, business, academia, finance, and government. Once a nominee has been submitted, the project is carefully screened for eligibility. Eligible projects are then rated for validity, scalability, policy, and impact. Finalists are the top five projects from each of the ten categories.
Only one project will be the Katerva Award Winner, the winner will be announced the first week of April.
Katerva also allows the public to help choose from the finalists the innovation they feel has the most to offer the world. All 50 finalists are therefore eligible for the Katerva People's Choice Award. The public is invited to vote for the People's Choice Award from the 7th thru the 28th of March on the Katerva website, www.katerva.net.
“Katerva is not just interested in 'good' ideas; the ideas we are after will create big changes in how we live on this planet,” says Katerva's founder, innovation expert Terry Waghorn. Founded in 2010, “Katerva's approach places emphasis squarely on action for a sustainable future—creating and implementing solutions to sustainability-related concerns,” he says. Katerva is the first truly open worldwide platform for change.
Katerva comes from the Latin word caterva, meaning “crowd.” It's our belief that the wisdom of the crowd—energized, organized and leveraged, holds the key to the world's most pressing challenges.
China’s 12th Five-Year Plan and other government policies have set ambitious targets for greener growth and greater social stability in rural and inland areas. While China has established itself as a world leader in renewable energy development and deployment, the country is now reaching out to others, both as a purchaser of key commodities and as a supplier of technologies, consumer products, and investment capitol, making global collaborative efforts crucial towards achieving its environmental goals.
The biennial GLOBE 2014 conference series returns to Vancouver, Canada from March 26-28, 2014. In a dynamic new session aimed at growing these emerging collaborations, GLOBE 2014 will explore the many dimensions of the new China and our shared future in ‘Spotlight on China: Greening the Middle Kingdom’.
“With Chinese leaders declaring ecological progress as a top national priority, global suppliers are presented with both challenges and opportunities to continue to work together in a sustainable manner,” says John Wiebe, President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation. “At GLOBE 2014, we will explore why helping to green China benefits so many other parts of the planet. We’re incredibly pleased to be able to welcome to the conversation the knowledge and insight of Ms. Fang Li, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center with the Ministry of Environmental Protection.”
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the GLOBE series. GLOBE provides a nice platform and opportunity for us to communicate with and learn from other countries, and to share our experience and achievements,” says Ms. Li. “GLOBE has gained its fame around the world as a professional party in the field of environmental protection, which aims to make the world a better place. I sincerely wish that GLOBE will help lead us to a new prosperous yet sustainable civilization.”
Despite its continued dependency on fossil fuel energy resources, China has become the world’s largest market for renewable energy deployment and one of the largest suppliers of clean energy technologies, even surpassing the US on dollars spent on smart grids. This is creating exciting new partnership opportunities for foreign suppliers. Business and government leaders at the forefront of these new partnerships will share their insights on the challenges, risks and the enormous opportunities that are reshaping the Middle Kingdom.
‘Spotlight on China: Greening the Middle Kingdom’ speakers include:
- Fang Li, Deputy Director General, Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing, China
- Rosita Wong, Founder and President, EastGroup
- Paul G. Antle, President and CEO, Phase Separation Solutions
- John O’Brien, Managing Director, Sino Cleantech
- Nicholas Parker, President, Global Acceleration Partners, Inc.
Other key themes for this international forum on business and the environment include: The Changing Energy Landscape; Building Resilient Cities; Food & Water Security: Protecting our Most Valuable Resources; Towards the Circular Economy; Responsible Resource Management; Clean Capitalism: Financing Sustainable Innovation; and The Aboriginal Advantage.
As the world’s largest and longest-running conference and exposition series dedicated to the business of the environment, GLOBE 2014 will feature an impressive lineup of conference speakers, including globally-recognized thought leaders and environmental business experts. The prestigious biennial event will also welcome more than 400 exhibitors from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to its world-renowned exposition, where they will showcase the latest in sustainable technologies, innovations and services.
For more information, visit www.GLOBESeries.com.
Find us on Twitter: @GLOBE_Series
GLOBE 2014 is produced by GLOBE Events a member of the Group of Companies, a conglomerate of privately held companies dedicated to the business of the environment. GLOBE’s expertise lies in project management, event development, and management consulting in the fields of environment and energy, urban development, and corporate responsibility. The GLOBE Group is North America’s longest operating producer of environmental events.
Breast Cancer Prevention Movement in Massachusetts Counters National Pink Ribbon Marketing Campaigns
Current breast cancer incidence in the United States shows that one in eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime. With such high rates, it is safe to say that enough “awareness” has been raised for this devastating epidemic. Now meaningful action is needed to prevent the disease from continuing at this pace. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a grassroots education and advocacy group in Massachusetts, is filling this void in the national fight against the disease.
“The problem is, prevention isn’t profitable,” explains MBCC Executive Director Cheryl Osimo, regarding the small nonprofit’s efforts to counter pink ribbon campaigns fueled by multitudes of corporate sponsorships. “Promoting early detection, researching treatment options, and searching for a cure are significant missions, but the most important goal is to prevent breast cancer from developing in the first place. The failure to work toward primary prevention is to seal the fate of the one in eight women doomed to suffer a diagnosis during her lifetime.”
Unfortunately, less than 7% of the money raised toward non-government breast cancer organizations goes to research specifically on prevention. The vast majority of pink ribbon nonprofits do not acknowledge – and some even avoid – research supporting preventable environmental links to breast cancer such as exposure to chemical carcinogens. MBCC calls attention to this and educates people on ways to reduce these exposures. Relying strongly on donations from citizens like you, MBCC is able to continue working to prevent women and their families from having to endure the hardship of breast cancer diagnoses, painful treatment regimens, and expensive healthcare costs.
To join MBCC’s efforts, please make a donation and sign up for the MBCC email list at www.mbcc.org. You are also invited to subscribe to MBCC’s educational video series on YouTube, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, and get involved with their annual Against the Tide events in Hopkinton, MA on June 21 and in Brewster, MA on August 16. If you can’t attend either event, consider making a pledge of $10 or more to the “MBCC Team for Breast Cancer Prevention” at www.mbcc.org/swim. There are many ways to get involved, and your energy and participation are greatly needed and valued.
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.
1% for the Planet Hosts Connect the Dots Conference, Gathering Over 100 Business Leaders From Across the Globe
On February 13, 1% for the Planet, the world’s largest environmental network, hosted the first Connect the Dots Conference, a virtual and in-person conference that brought together business and nonprofit leaders across the globe for a discussion on climate change. The conference took place locally in the Citrix Headquarters in Goleta, California, with attendees from companies like Patagonia, Klean Kanteen, New Belgium Brewing, and more tuning in remotely from locations all over the world, including Paris, London, Boston, MA, Waitsfield, VT, Boulder, CO and Seattle, WA.
1% for the Planet, in coordination with California partner the Orfalea Foundation, aimed to create a platform where environmental leaders could inspire fellow business executives to create more resilient and sustainable companies. The purpose of the conference was to explore the business risks and opportunities presented by climate change, highlight best sustainable business practices, and connect business leaders with nonprofit organizations that will help them accomplish more together than they can on their own.
Throughout the day, panelists weighed in on important issues the planet faces ranging from food, water, energy, and transportation, providing attendees with actionable takeaways that could be applied to everyday life. Business leaders recommended participants take small, but impactful steps to better the environment, such as saying no to single use plastics or eating local food that tastes better and uses less energy.
“Bringing diverse groups together to solve problems is a big part of what we do,” said Lois Mitchell, president of the Orfalea Foundation. “You might say that ‘connecting the dots’ is our life work, so it’s great to see these businesses gathering to devote talent and resources to environmental issues.”
Rebecca Calahan Klein, director the California network for 1% for the Planet, added, “As a worldwide environmental network, we’re thrilled to bring together business and nonprofit leaders from all around the world for this type of forum. It keeps the conversation of climate change and sustainability front and center, while inspiring new partnerships, best practices, and innovation.”
For more takeaways from the event, please visit http://bit.ly/1gl5RGw .
About 1% for the Planet
Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This global movement of more than 1,100 member companies in 48 countries donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental organizations worldwide. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
Sustainable Brands® recently opened entry for the internationally known startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO), which will take place at the SB’14 San Diego conference, June 2-5, 2014. This competition, presented and sponsored by Target, brings together a diverse group of new startups with innovative and disruptive plans to embed sustainability into their businesses, and whose leaders are looking to gain exposure and build their networks.
Sustainable Brands® will accept entries for SBIO until Monday, March 17, 2014. A panel of expert judges, including an investor and communications expert, an environmental strategist, and a Target executive, will choose and announce 10 semifinalists on Friday, April 4. Before that, during the week of March 18-25, a shortlist of the entries will be featured in a public poll on the Sustainable Brands® website. Members of the Sustainable Brands® community will vote for who they want to see at the conference—4,500 public votes were submitted last year. The winner will be awarded an eleventh semifinalist spot.
All 11 semifinalists will receive exhibit space to participate in the Activation Hub and meet judges, investors, potential customers, and other thought leaders. Four finalists, selected by the judges, will pitch to the full SB’14 San Diego audience on Wednesday, June 4. A live vote will be held to pick a People’s Choice Winner and the judges will choose the overall SB’14 Innovation Open Winner. On top of the invaluable networking and exposure opportunities, the overall winner will be granted $5,000 and access to any SB event in the next 3 years, among other prizes to be announced later. Judges will choose finalists based on creativity, team quality, economic scalability, and disruptive innovation.
This year’s Innovation Open will also have a new category and winner for startups focused on consumer products. Selected by the judges, the winner of the Target Consumers Award will receive a $1,000 Target gift card and free, strategic consultation from Target’s sustainability and merchandising teams to strengthen the winner’s business case and model.
“The Innovation Open gathers entrepreneurs from diverse disciplines who go beyond the innovative and into the disruptive,” says KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder of Sustainable Brands. “The exposure that startups gain from the event is beneficial to their own endeavors, but the ideas presented through the competition and conversation also help more established brands in attendance reach their sustainability goals. These leaders find first access to fresh, new business ventures and can potentially create new partnerships that will lead to a more flourishing future.”
To submit an entry and view more information and examples of past finalists, visit the SB Innovation Open 2014 web page.
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 hosted by Sustainable Brands Worldwide, a division of Sustainable Life Media headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Spare computer time lent to researchers at Oxford University will allow intensive climate modelling of 2013-14 conditions