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Wednesday, October 10 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Driving Profits Through Principles: Meet Seattle Sustainability Superstars and learn how they baked sustainability into their brands from the get-go to expand their impact and increase market share

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With 87 percent of global consumers considering a company’s social and
environmental commitment before making important decisions, such as purchase
choices, smart startups are building sustainability strategies and practices into
the very core of their business from the very beginning. Why? Because they
know that these strategies produce real results: decreased costs, product
innovations that open new markets, brand loyalty, rising stock values and risk

In this session, you will meet some of Seattle’s brightest sustainability startup
business minds and learn:
  • Why they decided to put sustainability at the core of their business model
  • How they integrated it into their business strategies and systems
  • The brand benefits and bottom-line results from their efforts
  • Why you should do it too

Carolyn Parrs, CEO and Founder of Mind Over Markets

Sarah Blankinship, CEO & Founder of RightSciences
Alison Booth Gribes, Worker-Owner at Equal Exchange
Craig Husa, CEO of Impact Bioenergy
Christoph Krumm, CEO & Co-founder of Sironix Renewables
Sara Vander Zanden, Executive Director of Facing Homelessness

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Sarah Blankinship

Founder/CEO, RightSciences
A longtime technology leader and entrepreneur, Sarah Blankinship is the founder and CEO of RightSciences, a US biotech firm that engineers plant-based wellness products for consumers. RightSciences was launched after Sarah observed the cocktail of medications her stroke-stricken... Read More →
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Alison Booth Gribas

Worker-Owner & Food Service Sales Rep, Equal Exchange Coop
Alison Booth Gribas has been working in fair trade, coffee, and cooperatives since 2001. She is a worker-owner at Equal Exchange, currently serving as a Food Service Sales Rep and developing a new Seattle cafe. Alison provides training and support for other democratic businesses as... Read More →
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Craig Husa

CEO, Impact Bioenergy
Craig is the CEO of Impact Bioenergy (www.impactbioenergy.com).   Impact manufactures commercial-scale, portable anaerobic digesters that convert food waste into renewable energy and probiotic plant food with zero-waste.  Previously, Craig served as the CEO of multiple innovative, break-through companies in a broad range of industries inclu... Read More →
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Christoph Krumm

Founder, Sironix Renewables
Christoph likes to help you do your chores. Having founded Sironix Renewables, he works to develop new greener, safer, and more effective ingredients for cleaning products like laundry detergents. He was recently selected as an American Institute of Chemical Engineers Top 35 Under... Read More →
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Carolyn Parrs

CEO/Founder, Mind Over Markets
Carolyn Parrs is the CEO and founder of Mind Over Markets , a brand marketing andmessaging company in Seattle and Santa Fe. Since 2003, MOM has helped thousands ofentrepreneurs, mid-size energy companies & the utility market build counterintuitivesustainability communications strategies... Read More →
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Sara Vander Zanden

Executive Director, Facing Homelessness
Sara Vander Zanden leads Facing Homelessness, a grassroots nonprofit that invites community to end the social injustice of homelessness. Under her leadership, the organization launched an unprecedented housing initiative to support people living outside – the BLOCK Project. By building... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Galvanize- Harbor Room
  Sustainability & Green
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