Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

SB New Metrics - 2016 Boston


Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of positive environmental AND social impact as well as quantifying previously ignored costs and risks. Define your success in the new economy with expanded methods for measuring risk and identifying new forms of value.

Event Type:
Nov. 14-16, 2016
The Royal Sonesta Hotel
Boston , MA , USA


  • New data on notable macro trends and risks
  • New thought leadership on measuring cultural and systems-change dimensions among consumers, employees and other key stakeholder groups
  • How to set UN SDG goals, implement programs, and measure impact
  • New studies on the benefits of new leadership models, organizational development frameworks and collaboration styles


  • How to structure internal brand teams to manage data gathering, analysis and report creation for external use
  • Determining, comparing and contrasting the metrics of success of outbound communications channels: from press releases and social media to sustainability reports
  • Measuring the ROI of sustainability for brands through program assessment to determine impact on market awareness, brand preference and lift, and leadership position
  • New practical tools for environmental and social P&Ls, as well as natural capital ROI & social ROI


  • New research on the ROI of both public and private sustainable investing
  • New guidance on corporate engagement on ESG issues for investors
  • New links between sustainability performance and stock performance
  • New developments in divestment and fossil-free campaigns
  • New tools for creating positive impact through long-term positions in 401k portfolios
  • New players in sustainable investing across entirely new asset classes


  • New science-based goal setting based on peer-reviewed standards and established criteria and targets
  • New methods for measuring and improving supply chain and vendor transparency
  • New multi-dimensional supply chain approaches that take previously-arbitrary standards and make them actionable around climate, water, conflict materials and more.
  • New insights on market mechanisms for addressing critical environmental and social risks

A new economy is emerging that requires expanded methods for identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business risk and value. Courageous corporate leaders have already spurred aggressive action toward identifying and valuing these costs and impacts, and brands leading the charge have demonstrated their ability to adopt new metrics and practices that lead to demonstrably better business performance. They are successfully translating previously ignored economic, environmental and social impacts into corporate financial performance indicators that have led to successful business results.

This 3-day Sustainable Brands event showcases the macro, corporate and investor landscapes to help your business succeed.  Insightful business leaders will be sharing detailed research on macro trends, risks and opportunities including discussions on UN sustainable development goals and applicability for the private sector. There will also be deep dive discussions and case studies led by remarkable thought leaders and analysts working to create smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders. Discover new practical tools for valuing carbon, water and other types of natural capital, plus new intelligence on the correlation between sustainability performance and brand strength. The investor landscape will share new research on the ROI of both public and private sustainable investing, share new intelligence on green bond indices by mainstream banks and identify new players in sustainable investing across entirely new asset classes.

Join the leading brands and businesses who are continuing to learn from remarkable thought leaders working to create a path toward smarter, more accurate and more inclusive business metrics that create value for all stakeholders.

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