SPONSORS

Leading organizations partner with Sustainatopia 2015


BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial services organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley; and various other operations throughout the country.

BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the United States through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at www.bmwgroupna.com


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. Our integrated approach to business, HP Living Progress, is about creating a better future for everyone through our actions and innovations. It’s the way our people and technology come together to solve society’s toughest challenges. By applying Living Progress to our every action, we create a stronger, more resilient company and a sustainable world.

SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills, and by giving customers control of their energy costs to protect them from rising rates. The company makes solar energy easy by taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 17 states, and provides individuals throughout the U.S. the opportunity to participate in solar’s growth through  innovative financial products that allow investors to get paid by the sun.   Visit the company online at www.solarcity.com and follow the company on Facebook & Twitter.


New Resource Bank is a triple-bottom-line bank serving values-driven businesses and nonprofits that are building a more sustainable world. We see money as an agent of positive social, environmental and financial change. We use banking to transform the economy into one that serves all people and the planet. By putting deposits to work for good, we lend to organizations that benefit our communities and preserve our planet.


GoodCompany Ventures is developing a new program, Climate Ventures 2.0, in collaboration with the White House’s Climate Data Initiative.  As announced by the White House in December 2014, Climate Ventures 2.0 will engage entrepreneurs to apply the scientific and technical resources of the Climate Data Initiative to global threats at the nexus of water and food security. Since the launch of GCV’s first accelerator program to serve high impact social entrepreneurs movement in 2009, GCV has earned a reputation as the “graduate school” for social entrepreneurs and its graduates have raised over $50mm in private capital to fuel their social missions. Compared to funds invested in our programming, this represents a return of over 700x to our donors. As a GCV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, GCV has developed services for social entrepreneurs and the impact investors who fund them with support from Halloran Philanthropies, the Knight Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Investors’ Circle and the Kind Foundation.


Treeium is a general contracting company based on California with over 23 years of experience which specializes in sustainable home remodeling. We believe that change starts from the inside out, and that the home is a great place to start. For every need there is a green solution and this is why we offer remodeling services that help our customers create their dream homes in an efficient, sustainable, healthy way for both their families and the planet.



Tree Home Media is a media company that produces original content for the dissemination of new ideas, concepts, information, and technologies to improve the lives of people and the world as a whole. Treehomemedia’s  primary mission is to inspire, inform, educate and empower people to make positive change and have the tools to make it happen.


Top selling national print publication in Whole Foods, Barnes and Noble and 42+ other retail chains. A platform bringing together the top changemakers in conservation and humanitarian efforts, artists and strong female pioneers, health and wellness mavericks, social good leaders, and creatives using their art for positive impact. There is a shift happening as we find our voice and start coming together to create, collaborate, and support one another. OriginMagazine.com


Top selling national print publication in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Earthfare and 45+ other retail chains.
Not your grandma’s health mag. Cutting edge health, wellness, yoga and fitness; real topics, real issues and real transformation. First to feature a wide range of diversity of body types, ethnicities, gender and always pushing the envelope. A Conscious Green Lifestyle can be rock n’ roll, cool and relevant. MantraMag.com


Founded in 2008, Dhana™ is a Earth conscious fashion brand celebrating our global connections with the world. Dhana Inc. is a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Mill Valley, California. Dhana™ designs clothing influenced by and made with respect for global cultures and materials, reflecting the multicultural lifestyle and awareness of its founder, Shamini Dhana. Created by artists, inspired by nature, and sourced from around the world, the apparel reflects the lifestyle brand of the trendy, social conscious, environmentally savvy youth.

The mission of the Dhana™ brand is to offer our youth a connection to people and planet through our clothes.  To that end, the company is designed to unite the beauty of nature, the choice of natural, organic elements, the celebration of world cultures through fashion, and the global artists and entrepreneurs that make it all happen. Dhana™ propels the message that apparel is an extension and reflection of one’s values, community and outlook of Life.


Indigo Handloom is a mission-driven for profit social enterprise.  We supply handwoven fabrics and scarves to the fashion industry. All of our products are made without any electricity.
Our overall mission is to offer the fashion industry products that have a zero or low environmental impact. Our best customers are companies that have a green mission as well but we are hoping to make ‘choosing handloom’ a mainstream option – much like the organic cotton option.


Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.


The Green Alpha Next Economy investment model identifies companies that will allow humankind to maintain and improve our standards of living while simultaneously reducing our planetary impact. To get from today’s legacy economy to the economy of the future requires a transition from unfettered consumption to innovative sustainability. Our Next Economy thesis is based on investments in the following areas of innovation: power derived entirely from renewable energy, a closed-loop system where all materials can be recycled with zero waste, products and services that have a negligible footprint on earth’s ecology while still addressing human needs and wants, and a move from short-term resource gluttony to long-term resource management.

Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. LACI is the business equivalent of baseball’s farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market, resulting in more jobs and a bigger green economy in Los Angeles.


Lotus Impact actively invests in private enterprises that help solve social and environmental problems with solutions that generate sustainable income and employment. Lotus Impact focuses on Southeast Asia.

GOOD Worldwide is an integrated media and social impact company with offices in LA, New York and Seattle. GOOD engages committed and aspirational change-makers through a quarterly journal, online magazine, consulting services, and new technologies. Learn more at goodinc.com.


The DotGreen Community, Inc. is the steward of the new and international domain space – .green. We are committed to harnessing the power of the Internet to support the growing green economy, including the organizations that are leading the way in the green movement. DotGreen markets the .green name space, spreading information to the global consumer about this new online ‘neighborhood’ of socially responsible things, highlighting companies like yours along the way, and promoting green lifestyle and business choices for all. DotGreen contributes a portion of revenue to environmental progress through partnerships with EarthShare and the DotGreen Foundation, ensuring the benefits of .green are felt globally.


MBDC originated the Cradle to Cradle® design framework that helps companies go beyond minimizing harm and move towards creating a wholly positive impact on the planet. MBDC leads companies beyond sustainability toward positive growth by integrating the Cradle to Cradle® framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations, supply chains, and product designs. Using the process of inventory, assessment, and optimization, MBDC provides the technical expertise to help companies develop solutions around material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness. We partner with clients throughout various sectors and industries to provide scientific evaluations, spur innovation, and inspire leadership.


Founded in 2002, Compass Natural is an integrated brand marketing, communications, public relations and business development agency dedicated to serving companies in the $300-billion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market. Based in Boulder, Colorado, considered a center of the natural, organic and green products industry, Compass Natural can quickly link your business and share your story with key trade, media, and consumer resources and contacts. We’ll also help you navigate the channels of distribution in the natural, organic and sustainable products industry to help grow brand awareness and sales. Visit www.compassnatural.com.


Context is a corporate sustainability consultancy founded in 1997 with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. We help our clients understand sustainability and profit from it – by developing leading sustainability strategies and compelling communications. Our multi-national clients in Europe and North America include Citi, FedEx, GSK, Jet Blue, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, HP, IKEA and Morgan Stanley.


We’re Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), and our mission is to bring you delicious and mindful nourishment through California-grown fruits and nuts. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior queen Califia who ruled over the mythical island of California. Spanish conquistadors believed they had discovered Califia’s bountiful island when they first explored California


Mosaic Sustainability is a dedicated team of data-scientists, tree huggers, and supply chain experts. We’re not a software company and we’re not management consultants. We enable the most innovative companies in the world to act on their most critical environmental and social priorities with customized web-based tools and programs that live and grow. Our network is global, involving thousands of companies in dozens of countries. A few of the clients we’re excited about include Allstate, Gap Inc., Facebook, and Humana.


MetaDesign is a global brand agency with offices in Asia, Europe, and North America. A strategic and creative partner to corporations, cultural institutions, and startups, we position brands for success now and in the future.

Triple Pundit, a Certified B-Corporation, is a new-media company for highly conscious business leaders. We have grown to become one of the world’s most well read websites on ethical, sustainable & profitable business with over 450,000 unique monthly readers. Our philosophy is based on the triple bottom line – People, Planet & Profit. The TBL argues that economy, environment and society are inseparably related and an understanding of all three is critical to long term profitability.

Friedcrickets creates engaging video content for companies that innovate and contribute to the social good. With a focus on technology, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility, we specialize in producing films that help brands and organizations tell their story across all platforms and with a special focus on social media. Via our collaborative working process, we help companies crystallize their brand vision creating diverse content such as startup launch videos, event highlight reels, company profiles and promos, as well as ongoing original content that helps you reach a wider audience.


The White House defines “Grand Challenges” as ambitious yet achievable goals to solve society’s biggest issues – disease, illiteracy, inequality and inaccessibility to clean water – through innovation and breakthroughs in science, technology and implementation strategies.  The UCLA Grand Challenges initiative connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines, working together to solve critical issues. We take a holistic approach to research, bringing passionate participants together to dream big and think about what they can achieve with their sights set on common goals.


With nearly 30 million members, Care2 is the largest online community and social network of cause conscious consumers.  Top charities and socially conscious brands win campaigns and recruit millions of supporters, donors, community members and customers with Care2.  Over 300 million signatures have been gathered for good causes, $250 M raised by charities from Care2 members since 2012, and over 2,000 nonprofits and brands have grown with Care2.


Human centered. Business driven. Naturally inspired. BioLogical is a marketing and innovation consultancy operating internationally to create and communicate the value of sustainable products, services, and enabling technologies. The BioLogical approach features an uncommon integration of problem-solving tools including business modeling, full-spectrum branding, design thinking, entrepreneurial business development, and even biomimicry and related fields of ecological research. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, early-stage ventures, NGOs and non-profits. More at BioLogicalGroup.com.

The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then send us the story of their key being paid forward.

The Academies for Social Entrepreneurship (www.academies-se.org) helps develop innovative solutions to social problems by providing training, mentoring and resource development support for social entrepreneurs. Our core program is Social Enterprise Academies, which take place over six to nine months and engage 6 to 10 organizations in a rigorous growth planning process. The unique combination of training, mentoring and pitch training has expanded capacity for over two hundred social entrepreneurs, producing more than 8 million dollars in new investment and earned income streams since 2009.


Social Venture Partners cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle the social challenges facing Los Angeles. Social Venture Partners builds powerful relationships among people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible. We are a diverse group of individual donors (“Partners”) – business people, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders – who combine our skills, resources and networks to help nonprofits succeed. We focus our philanthropy on capacity building, and work with nonprofits to strengthen them and increase their impact in the community. SVP Los Angeles is a member of the Social Venture Partners network of more than 3,200 engaged donors in 39 cities globally. For more information, see www.lasvp.org or www.socialventurepartners.org.