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THE COUNTDOWN TO SB MADRID19 IS ON!

This 17th and 18th October, Sustainable Brands Madrid returns for a new edition, representing one of the largest sustainability events in Europe bringing together brands, companies, inspirers, leaders and heroes in the Sustainable Business Equation, and more 30 international speakers around the concept of ‘Moonshot Thinking’. An unmissable event where we place sustainability as the driver […]

Seven #SBParis19 trends required to accelerate change

By Sandra Pina, Partner and General Director of Quiero. For three days, the French capital hosted the first Sustainable Brands event in France. Under the theme “Redesigning the Good Life”, over 2000 attendees came to #SBParis19 from the 23rd to the 25th of April at the Carrousel du Louvre, with the aim of identifying and […]

From activist brands to activist consumers

By Sandra Pina, Partner and General Director of Quiero. “Beyond the product, make them feel good for good” is the panel I chaired at #SBParis19, which analyzed the role of consumers when they become activists and demand changes in brands in order to drive social, economic, environmental or political change. Alongside Lisa Hogg, EMEA Marketing […]

Sustainable Brands Madrid 2019 returns with #QuieroMoonshots

By: Sandra Pina, Managing Director of Quiero and director of Sustainable Brands Madrid. Sustainable Brands Madrid 2019 is here. This 17th and 18th October, the capital will once again host the fifth edition of this international event on sustainability and business that we have been organising at Quiero since 2015. With the purpose of revolutionizing our […]

I do not want to survive.

Jose Illana, founder of Quiero. A little over a month ago I was with my mother in the car. In our conversations about the State of the Nation, she told me that she had seen a retired woman on the television criticizing the rise in pensions, saying that with what she received, she could not […]

Xavier Farriols, Electrical Managing Director of Factor Energia: “The consumer is beginning to become aware of climate change”

Xavier Farriols will speak at Sustainable Brands Madrid 2018 about empowering consumers for energy transition. In this interview analyze the goals of climate change and efficient What makes Factor Energia different from other electricity supply companies? We make different the TRANSPARENCY, we are customer centric; and the MARKET KNWOLEDGE, We operate in the Spanish energy […]

Bibi Bleekemolen, Founding Member & Corporate Communications Manager of Fairphone: “We firmly believe that it’s possible to combine purpose and profits in a single company”

In 2011, Bibi Bleekemolen she met Fairphone founder Bas van Abel and together they travelled to the DR Congo as part of a campaign to raise awareness for conflict minerals, using a mobile phone as a storytelling object. Since the inception of social enterprise Fairphone in 2013, Bibi has been working on impact and public […]

Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living, IKEA Group: “We need to develop a positive vision of how to live a good life within the limits of the planet”

Joanna Yarrow leads the IKEA Group’s work to inspire and enable 1 billion people to live better lives within the limits of the planet by 2030 – by making sustainable and healthy living affordable, attractive and accessible for as many people as possible worldwide. Joanna will be at Sustainable Brands Madrid 2018. The IKEA Sustainability […]

John Rousseau, Vice President of Design of Artefact: “It is our responsibility to shape the future with care and ensure our work is contributing to the ‘good life’ for all”

Artefact is an award-winning digital experience innovation company. They use human-centered design to solve complex problems and create timeless experiences that help their partners have a positive impact on their customers, businesses and society. John Rousseau is responsible for the creative culture that the firm drives, and also for innovating its offering, capabilities, and methodologies […]

Sergio Estella, co-founder of Vizzuality: “Open data allows people to understand what’s happening in our world and what choices should be made to secure a sustainable, equitable future”

The goal of Vizzuality is making beautiful data design a true driver of change and impact on people’s lives. From his position as its chief designer officer, Sergio produces beautiful visualizations, intuitive user experiences and help people to understand the massive amount of information flowing everywhere. He believes that we all have the opportunity –and […]

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