Opening Plenary

Welcome to SB'21 San Diego!

Sustainable Brands Founder & CEO KoAnn Skrzyniarz will kick off the main-stage program by sharing highlights from a number of exciting conversations and projects the global Sustainable Brands platform has engaged in over the past year. Get set for a week of learning, inspiration and collaboration that will help enable us to collectively thrive as business leaders in the 2020s and beyond.

KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz
Founder & CEO
Sustainable Brands
Carol Sanford
Executive Producer at The Regenerative Business Summit
The Regenerative Business Development Community
Sandy Skees
EVP/Global Lead Innovation & Impact Practice
Porter Novelli
How an Iconic Brand’s Core Values Have Shaped Its Journey

The great Fritjof Capra once said that if one follows the rivers of all of our crises upstream, one meets a crisis of consciousness, a crisis of perception – a crisis of how we see ourselves and our role on this living planet. In this immersive and heart-felt talk, Rick Ridgeway will harness that lens to frame the origin story of Patagonia’s core values and how they have informed the company’s decision-making on every level and at every step of the way. This keynote will set the tone for one of the main objectives of this event – to help us re-examine how we see ourselves and the roles of our organizations in all systems we’re part of.

Rick Ridgeway
Writer and Conservationist
Essential Principles of Regeneration in Nature

Join biomimicry pioneer and visionary Janine Benyus as she outlines what nature teaches us about regeneration and how to use its lessons wisely to shape the future of business. Janine is a globally recognized thought leader, biologist-at-the-design-table, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.

Janine Benyus
Biomimicry 3.8
Rebel Leadership and Thriving in Uncertain Times

There is a growing pattern of not just individual leaders, but entire cultures rebelling against old and ineffectual ways that have long defined what it means to lead. At the heart of rebel leadership is the emergence of five patterns seen in leading organizations across sectors. Together, these patterns outline a framework for how to successfully meet this turbulent new century. Award-winning author Larry Robertson will reveal these patterns and explain how anyone can tap into the power of this framework and make it their own.

Larry Robertson
Founder & President
Lighthouse Consulting
Building a Movement around Regeneration

This segment will explore how the world’s largest food and beverage company is working to advance regenerative food systems at scale. Regeneration is a transformation that will require everyone – from companies like Nestlé to partners, suppliers and consumers around the world – to work together. Global CMO Aude Gandon will lay out the company’s regeneration journey and describe an exciting new platform Nestlé is launching to build further awareness and momentum.

Aude Gandon
Global Chief Marketing Officer
Closing Remarks

Monday 18th October
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Paradise - Ballroom

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