SOURCE: Opportunity Green

Opportunity Green is the preeminent sustainability forum.

September 30, 2009 11:30 ET

Opportunity Green Announces Third Annual Green Business Conference in Partnership With UCLA's Anderson School of Management Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Conference Draws Best-in-Class Speakers Including Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, MIT Sloan Management Review's Editor-in-Chief, Johnson & Johnson's Chief Design Officer and Procter & Gamble's Vice President of Global Sustainability

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Opportunity Green (OG), the preeminent sustainability forum facilitating the exchange of responsible information, ideas and new business models, announced today its third annual conference, November 7 and 8 at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. OG is proud to announce support from Presenting Sponsor MINI USA and Platinum Sponsors including Gensler, T-Mobile, AlterEcho and Free Range Studios. OG 09 will feature addresses from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, MIT Sloan Management Review Editor-in Chief Michael Hopkins, Johnson & Johnson Chief Design Officer Chris Hacker, Procter & Gamble Vice President of Global Sustainability Len Sauers, Clorox Executive Vice President Beth Springer, X Prize Chairman, CEO Peter Diamandis, Barney's SVP of Fashion Director Julie Gilhart, Industrial Designer and Founder of Fuse Project Yves Bahar among others.

OG showcases game-changing solutions through multidisciplinary panels, experiential workshops and out-of-conference collaboration in the interest of stimulating the transformation of traditional business models. The highly interactive OG offers attendees a range of experiences including a look at the MINI E, the brand's first 100-percent electric, zero-emissions vehicle. Gensler will present its custom-designed Next Generation Workplace, a new-model work environment that drives human performance and satisfaction while maintaining a commitment to financial goals and sustainability practices. In addition, eco expert and media personality Zem Joaquin will present an interactive showcase highlighting the latest innovative lifestyle products.

"Opportunity Green is designed to support business leaders seeking effective and efficient ways to balance the quadruple bottom line: people, planet, profit, purpose," said Karen Solomon, co-founder of OG. "The conference's environment of innovation and collaboration has proven successful in reinforcing within the business community the notion that making the world a better place is not antithetical to business success."

Last year's conference sold out registration and sponsorships and OG expects more than 500 attendees this year. OG is proud to work with presenting sponsor MINI USA, and in addition to Gensler, T-Mobile, AlterEcho and Free Range Studios, other partners and sponsors include UCLA Extension, Neenah Paper, RTI International, KOR Water Bottles, Eastman Chemicals,, Classic Party Rentals, RepurposeTM Compostables, Casa Barranca Wine, PayItGreen, MIT Sloan Management Review, Scientific American, Dwell Magazine, Thornberg & Forester, To-Go Ware, and Partners the City of Los Angeles, Clean Tech LA, Neighbor Agency,, Art Center College of Design, American Council on Renewable Energy and Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.

About Opportunity Green

Opportunity Green (OG) is the preeminent sustainability forum facilitating the exchange of ideas and solutions among decision makers and the next generation of market leaders. With the purpose of transforming traditional business models, OG delivers thoughtfully curated programs showcasing game-changing solutions that are scalable, sustainable and measureable. The 2009 OG business conference will be held at UCLA Anderson School of Management 's Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on November 7 and 8, 2009.

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