PR Newswire Offers Profiles of Organizations Sponsoring the Sustainable Brands International Conference, Miami Beach, December 9-11, 2008

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — As the exclusive official breaking news service of The Sustainable Brands International Conference (SBI), PR Newswire is featuring profiles of the sponsoring organizations. To read these profiles, please see below.


SBI will be held December 9 – 11 in Miami Beach, at the Fontainebleau Resort. For more information regarding SBI, visit

Breaking SBI news from sponsors can be found on the SBI Conference News Center ( and on PR Newswire’s media-only Web site, PR Newswire for Journalists (

Sponsor profiles (all profiles have been provided by the profiled company):

      Company: SodaStream
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Steve Smith, Fenton Communications
      Phone: (212) 584-5000

SodaStream: Go Beyond Recycling

SodaStream soda-makers provide families with a sustainable, convenient alternative to store-bought sparkling water and soda. The average American drinks 56 gallons of carbonated beverages each year in 600 bottles or cans. With dismal recycling rates in the United States, over 105 billion bottles and cans have ended up in landfills in 2008 alone. Soda-Club is the solution for people to reduce their environmental impact and live their values. Since 1991, Soda-Club Group has been world leader in home carbonation systems, with sales of over 10 million home soda makers across more than 20 countries.

      Company: Domani Sustainability Consulting, LLC
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Will Sarni, CEO
      Phone: 303-232-0193

DOMANI Sustainability Consulting, LLC

DOMANI is an integrated sustainability consulting firm with an ongoing dedication to helping businesses succeed in the new global economy. For the past decade, our multidisciplinary staff and powerful strategic partners have provided clients around the world with sophisticated sustainability solutions for their companies. Where other advisory firms offer only off-the-shelf answers, DOMANI approaches each project with a highly individualized evaluation. Using this proven process, we can efficiently identify potential areas for improvement — then facilitate the most cost-effective solutions possible. DOMANI’s integrated solutions have helped Fortune 500 companies and other businesses reduce operating costs, improve risk management and increase revenue.

      Company: MeadWestvaco
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Alison von Puschendorf, Dir of Public Relations
      Phone: (804).327.7284


Sustainability requires a focus throughout every step of the package development process — from the sourcing of raw materials to the engineering and design of the product, to the way in which the package is manufactured and transported, used, and returned to the life cycle. By leveraging our expertise in materials science, engineering and design, MWV develops optimal consumer packaging solutions that effectively deliver functionality while helping our customers promote their brand and sustainability promises.

      Company: Sterling Planet, Inc.
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Dara McCarney, Manager, Business Development
      Phone: (678) 534-5835

Sterling Planet

A sustainability pioneer since 2000, Sterling Planet partners with buyers and sellers navigating the complex carbon and environmental markets. Clients seeking a carbon advantage turn to Sterling Planet for supply-side and demand-side solutions, including Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates, innovative White Tags(R) energy efficiency certificates and verified emission reductions (carbon offsets). Sterling Planet also develops renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects. A U.S. EPA Climate Leaders partner and founding member of The Climate Registry, Sterling Planet adheres to sustainable business practices and has committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its own company operations.

      Company: Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Julie Stein
      Phone: 615 521-2128

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) launches Certified Wildlife Friendly(TM), the only certification label that conserves threatened wildlife while contributing to the sustainable economic development of rural communities. Certified Wildlife Friendly(TM) products support the triple bottom — sustainably produced quality products; wildlife protection; and fair wages. Wildlife Friendly consolidates sustainability lessons on enterprise development, and wildlife protection and monitoring from around the world that are critical to successfully combining conservation and fair trade. WFEN is currently seeking entrepreneurial partners who can help advance the Wildlife Friendly mission. To learn more and purchase Certified Wildlife Friendly Products visit our website at or contact Julie Stein at 615 521-2128;

      Company: NatureWorks LLC
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Mary Rosenthal
      Phone: (952) 742-0571

NatureWorks LLC

NatureWorks is dedicated to sustainable and responsible innovation. Add to that our strong commitment to better social, business and environmental practices taps in the spirit of the age where essential lifestyle products are being created from Ingeo(TM) natural plastic.

NatureWorks LLC is the first commercial scale manufacturer and supplier of polylactide biopolymer in the world. NatureWorks LLC’s bioplastic is commercially marketed under the Ingeo(TM) brand name. The company has a capacity to meet the growing business and consumer demands for renewably sourced, cost competitive products that can be made from this new generation of nature based plastic resins.

      Company: Clear Standards
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Richard Mendis
      Phone: (703) 722-0772

Clear Standards

Clear Standards provides on-demand enterprise carbon management sustainability software to help global organizations measure, mitigate, and monetize carbon and other resources in their business operations. Clear Standards enables businesses to identify opportunities for cost savings from energy and waste reduction, and evaluate investments in energy efficiency technologies. By using Clear Standards corporation can reinforce positive brand image and competitive positioning, while reducing risk related to increased regulation. Clear Standards is a venture-funded company established by former executives from Siebel Systems, Oracle Corporation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, please visit

      Company: Hanger Network, Inc.
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Krista Pilot, DKC Public Relations
      Phone: (212) 981-5115

A Better Environment for Your Brand

Hanger Network provides in-home advertising, promotion and sampling via our proprietary network of 35,000 dry cleaners nationwide delivered exclusively in the footprint that best supports your business.

Worldwide patented EcoHangers are the premium Eco-friendly marketing platform that help replace the over 3.5 billion wire and 5 billion plastic hangers that end up in US landfills every year.

EcoHangers are rapidly becoming the largest green marketing platform in the US. And in December 2008, we will launch Hanger Network Europe with distribution via our proprietary channel of European dry cleaners.

      Company: 3M
      Web URL:
      Media Relations Contact: Heather Tansey
      Phone: (651) 778-5159

About 3M

Throughout its 106-year history, 3M has served as a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship. 3M was one of the first companies to apply the concept of pollution prevention through its 3P program, which has netted the company more than $1 billion in savings and prevented the release of millions of tons of waste and air and water pollution. Beyond 3P, the company uses its Life Cycle Management program to systematically analyze and address every phase of a product’s life for environmental impact — from initial design to end-use disposal. In addition, addressing climate change is a priority for 3M. Since 1990, it has reduced its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 62%. 3M has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.

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