ARIZONA, USA, – August 19, 2013 – The Sustainability Consortium is excited to participate in GreenBiz Group’s VERGE San Francisco conference, October 14-17, 2013 at the Palace Hotel.

TSC, a long time media partner of the VERGE events, will be joining around 600 attendees over four days and explore exciting topics such as new energy systems, smarter logistics, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, next-gen buildings, and food-energy-water nexus. VERGE conferences focus on the intersection of technology and sustainability and have travelled the globe with events in Shanghai, London, Sao Paulo, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, and Paris. VERGE San Francisco, the largest VERGE of the year, will bring together the brightest business innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to focus on the convergence of energy, building, water and transportation technologies, and the energy and environmental benefits they engender.

Christopher P. Cooke, Working Group Manager at The Sustainability Consortium will be attending the event. “I am very excited to attend VERGE San Francisco and participate in thought-provoking discussions about innovative business solutions to [cross-cutting] environmental challenges. This is a topic important to The Sustainability Consortium and it is excellent to share ideas with other passionate professionals.”

Featured speakers include Lisa Jackson, VP of Environmental Initiatives at Apple, Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and author Paul Hawken.

The Sustainability Consortium network can use the discount code
VSFTSC for 10% off VERGE San Francisco.

VERGE San Francisco directly follows The Sustainability Consortium’s fall Member Summit October 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia.

About The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 member organizations from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and has recently launched an office in China. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Kessler, Marketing Coordinator
The Sustainability Consortium
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