Sustain Summit

February 11 & 12, 2015 - Newport Beach, California, USA

Corporations are more and more discovering that integrating sustainability into their business activities is a winning strategy for success and enhanced profitability. The Sustain Summit, organized by International Business Forum, showcases corporate sustainable innovation strategies and best practices across multiple industries for peer-to-peer learning which reveals the massive opportunities offered by solving our collective global challenges. This event will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, investors and thought leaders, in a program unlike any other – where sustainability strategies meet innovation opportunities.

Agenda Highlights

  • Defining a Sustainability Agenda as part of Core Corporate Business Strategy
  • The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability – Setting the Stage for Unprecedented Growth Enhanced Profits and Overall Success
  • Corporate Change Leaders – Driving Sustainability in Corporations Pioneering the Way and Leading the Charge
  • Innovation has become the Only Card to Play – Sustainability as a Source for Survival in Energy Intensive Industries in Transition
  • Corporate Responsibility – Financial Sensibility – Lessons Learned Selling and then Re-Selling Sustainability to the C-Suite
  • Triple Bottom Line – Finding Ways that Work
  • One CEO’s Journey to Discovery – Driving Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility from the Top
  • Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure – Which Standards for which Audience?
  • Small and Big are More Beautiful Together – New Partnership Models are Reshaping Industry
  • Meet the Innovators – Successful Models for Cooperating with Large Corporations and Achieving the Win-Win
  • Investor Strategies and Emerging Models – Out with the Apps and in with Sustainable Technologies
  • Sustainability Pays! – Capture your Share of the Biggest Opportunity of the Century
  • Multipe network opportunities


The Sustain Summit features leaders in the industry who are redefining the landscape of our market. Benefit from topics on the most pressing issues from the thought leaders who are moving those issues forward.

  • Nadereh Afsharmanesh, Vice President of Sustainability, Earth Friendly Products
  • Robyn Beaver, Senior Vice President, NRG Energy
  • Akima Cornell, Senior Sustainability Planner, CH2M HILL
  • Steve Gabbert, Director, Sustainability for Snyder Langston
  • Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • Edwin Pinero, SVP, Sustainability & Public Affairs, Veolia North America
  • Vincent Schachter, Vice President Research & Development, Total New Energies
  • Katie Schmitz Eulitt, Director, Stakeholder Engagment, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Michael Steifman, CEO & Founder, UtiliSave
  • John Suh, Executive Director, Head of Office, Hyundai Ventures
  • Wal van Lierop, President & CEO, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital

Learn more with Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts from Amazon.