BURLINGAME, California, November 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Global brands share success in creating value during challenging times with consistent approach to social and environmental issues

Sustainable Life Media, (SLM), the leading producer of sustainable business conferences and newsletters, is seeing strong interest in Sustainable Brands International (SBi) by both multinationals and innovative small companies who are creating a new business modality that balances financial, social and ecological success. Held in Miami Beach, FL at the Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach from December 9-11, the conference will help participants identify and capitalize on opportunities for consistent, sustainability-driven revenue growth and brand value in global markets.

In turbulent times, companies that deliver innovative solutions to real world problems will be rewarded, said KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, President and CEO of Sustainable Life Media. Sustainability leaders GE and Wal-Mart are ahead of the game in bringing more sustainable brands to the market and are already documenting benefit in both revenue growth and cost savings as a result. Furthermore, for the first time, sustainability has played a role in the jostling for position among Interbrand's Top 100 Global Brands. In today's age of ubiquitous internet access and the global village, social capital and brand will become as valuable as financial capital to the success of business in the future.

At SBi, innovators such as Unilever, Marks Spencer and HP will share emerging business and brand strategies that are economically, as well as socially and environmentally, successful. Presenters will confront timely issues such as how retailers like Wal-Mart are driving ongoing demand for more sustainable brands, how to design, communicate, label and gain shelf-space for your sustainable brands, and identify emerging market opportunities around the world.

SBi speakers and participants will include senior market research, business strategy, brand and sustainability executives from throughout the EU, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, India, and South America. The conference will provide an up-to-the-minute look at consumer and business-to-business sentiment around the world, as well as a timely forum for taking stock in how the current and projected global economic environment will impact, and likely even create new opportunities for sustainable brands. Approximately 300 attendees are expected to gather at SBi at this pivotal time in history when recreating business for sustainability will be key to our shared future.

About Sustainable Life Media

Sustainable Life Media is the leading producer of sustainable business conferences and events, with supporting products that include websites, newsletters, research and an online community. Sustainable Life Media inspires innovation for sustainability by linking people and ideas that are creating change in the marketplace. By showcasing successful sustainability strategies, emerging best practices, and leading edge product and service solutions, Sustainable Life Media helps businesses drive new business benefit through cost savings, risk reduction, revenue growth and increased brand value. For more information, please visit: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/about.

Sandy Skees, PR Rep +1-831-332-4387, sandy@communications4good.com

Brittani Polivka of Cohn Wolfe, +1-415-365-8551, brittani.polivka@cohnwolfe.com, for Sustainable Life Media