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  HB SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FORUM

2009 Sustainable Industry Trends   —   SOLD OUT

Thursday, January 22
5:30–8:00 PM

Please join us to explore emerging trends and opportunities that will impact sustainable industries in the Western U.S. in 2009. Topics will include renewable energy, smart building, green jobs, climate change, new policies and the latest developments in the new economy.

Featured speakers:
Mark Kerstens — VP, Global Sales & Marketing, BP Solar
Sandy Mendler — Principal, Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners
David Pascal — Lead Clean Technology & Green Business Advocate, Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Department of the Environment

Moderated by:
Brian Back — Founding Editor & Publisher, Sustainable Industries

Location: Hanson Bridgett LLP
Conference Facilities
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited.

Admission is $35

These events (and their attendees) may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded by Hanson Bridgett LLP. By attending, you consent in perpetuity to any and all uses of your image, voice, or other participation in the event in any such recording.

Our forums are produced in collaboration with Luminesa, Inc.

Our Media Sponsor is Sustainable Industries
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Upcoming Hanson Bridgett Forums:
  February 12—Energy Management: The next frontier for renewable energy. Innovations in energy management are making it easier to monitor, store and optimize energy to meet growing demand. This month's forum will be focused on the latest technologies, systems, tools, standards, tax credits and policies that will help businesses develop smart energy strategies.
  March 5—Solar & Green Building Innovation
  April 2—LOHAS
  May 7—Corporate Social Responsibility
  June 4—Cleantech
For more information on our upcoming forums, go to www.hbsustainable.com.

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ISSUE IN FOCUS

Businesses Are Turning To "Green" Lawyers

Hanson Bridgett's Sustainable Business Leadership Forum series was recently highlighted in San Francisco Attorney magazine.

Not long ago, clients of Hanson Bridgett began eagerly turning to their lawyers with questions about clean technologies, socially responsible investing and green development, and transportation. Partners at the firm brainstormed about how best to educate their clients about sustainability issues and also provide a vehicle for like-minded executives to regularly come together. The result was Hanson Bridgett's Sustainable Business Leadership Forum. A unique, monthly gathering featuring industry leaders from many sectors, the forum provides attendees the opportunity to learn about sustainability and connect with businesses similarly focused on the opportunities, challenges, and profits associated with going green. Forum topics have included public-private sector sustainability initiatives, political advocacy, and corporate social responsibility, among others.

Launched in April 2007, the forum began with 45 attendees and has grown each month, now regularly reaching an audience of more than 120, according to Hanson Bridgett partner Teresa Pahl, the driving force behind the forum. Hailing from as far away as Australia, forum attendees include executives from multinational corporations like IBM to small entrepreneurs. Every sector is represented, including lawyers from other firms.

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HB IN THE NEWS

Upcoming Events. In addition to our Forums, we host a variety of sustainable business events throughout the year. For example, Dr. Holmes Hummel, a former Congressional science Fellow and lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Energy Resources Group, will visit us on January 15 for a professional networking reception and dinner. To keep abreast of all of our sustainable events, we encourage you to visit our Events page often or sign up to be added to our mailing list at www.hbsustainable.com.


The 2009 State of Green Business Forum is filling up fast. Hanson Bridgett is proud to sponsor this one-day event in San Francisco on Monday, February 2. Hear from leading experts in corporate, academic, and nonprofit organizations, and be the first to hear the findings from GreenBiz.com's State of Green Business 2009 report. For more information, please visit GreenBiz.com.


Attention Social Ventures! Apply For Funding Today. Would you like to present your business plan to the largest and oldest network of investors dedicated to funding mission-driven companies? Investors' Circle is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2009 Venture Fair. Investors' Circle is a network of over 200 angel investors, professional venture capitalists, family offices, and others who are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Since 1992, Investors' Circle has facilitated the flow of over $130 million into 200 for-profit companies and small funds addressing social and environmental issues. For more information, please visit Investors' Circle.


Get a "Reality Check." Hanson Bridgett is proud to sponsor "Reality Check" by Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author of The Art of the Start. From competition to customer service, innovation to marketing, Guy will show you how to ignore fads and foolishness while sticking to common sense practices. Jacqueline Kessel, Head of the Hanson Bridgett Silicon Valley office and Hi-Tech Law group, will introduce Guy on January 28, 6:00-8:30pm in Sunnyvale. For more information, please visit the Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs site.

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FROM THE PRESIDIO

Presidio School of Management
Information Session


Learn about Presidio's groundbreaking MBA and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management—and how you can use the power of business to create a sustainable future and take your career to a new level. You'll hear from Presidio faculty members and Associate Dean Nicola Acutt along with students and graduates.

The Presidio School of Management offers:
  Integrated MBA and Executive Certificate programs grounded in sustainable business practices and solutions;
  Real-world, team-based learning with large and small companies as well as nonprofits and government; and
  World-class faculty and a growing community of mission-driven, business-minded colleagues.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
6pm–8pm
Fort Mason Center, Building A, Golden Gate Room
San Francisco, CA 94123

Click here to RSVP.

For more information, please visit Presidio School of Management site.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

"What the Green Industry Wants From Obama." Greentech Media

"Venture Capital Investment in Greentech and Renewable Energy Exceeds $2.5B in Q4 2008 and Reaches $7.7B for the Year." PR Newswire

"Energy Department Cites Gains as Obama Vows Changes." Bloomberg.com

"2008 Review / 2009 Wish List." Green Energy News

"More deals, fewer dollars for cleantech in '09?"." Cleantech Group

"California Gives $20 Million to Recycling Projects." GreenerDesign News

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CALENDAR
  January 2009
21–22   Solar Power Generation USA Conference—Las Vegas, NV
22   2009 Sustainable Industry Trends—San Francisco, CA
23   Green Energy Online Expo & eSummit—live webcam
26   Getting Your Green Dream Job—San Francisco, CA
28   Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki—Sunnyvale, CA
  February 2009
10–11   Green Manufacturing: Business Strategies for Sustainability
Anaheim, CA
12   Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum
San Francisco, CA
23–25   Cleantech Forum—San Francisco, CA
23–25   Photovoltaic System Design for Engineers & Designers
San Francisco, CA
25–27   RETECH 2009—Renewable Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition—Las Vegas, NV
  March 2009
5   Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum
San Francisco, CA
16–18   Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference & Expo —Long Beach, CA
24–25   Geothermal Innovation and Investment—San Francisco, CA
 


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