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Hanson Bridgett's Sustainable Business Leadership Forum features monthly presentations and networking focused on advancing sustainable businesses. Past topics have included legislation, venture capital, cleantech, green building, microfinance and energy management among others. These topics are complimented with expert speakers from various sectors of the sustainable movement to discuss private/public sector initiatives, political advocacy, and corporate social responsibility. At our forums, you will get in-depth information about the opportunities, challenges, and profits associated with going green. The forum provides attendees the opportunity to learn and connect with like-minded business people who can help you advance your venture or area of interest in the sustainability movement.

If you have interest in a topic that you would like to see covered at an upcoming Sustainable Business Forum, please submit suggestions to HBSustainable@HansonBridgett.com.

Upcoming August Forum:
Our August Forum will feature speaker Adam Werbach, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S and author of the upcoming book Strategy for Sustainability, to be published by Harvard Business Press in July 2009. Werbach is widely known as one of the foremost experts in sustainability strategy. In 1996, at age 23, Werbach was elected the youngest-ever President of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest environmental organization in the United States. Since then, Werbach has declared environmentalism dead, built and sold three companies, and merged with global ideas company Saatchi & Saatchi to create the world's largest sustainability agency, Saatchi & Saatchi S.

Featured Speaker:
Adam Werbach — CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Thursday, August 6
5:30–8:00 PM

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

Pre-registration is required.
Space is limited.


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.

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Hanson Bridgett's Marin Office Gets Certified as a Sustainable Business. Hanson Bridgett's North Bay office has fulfilled the requirements of the Bay Area Green Business Program and is now certified as a Bay Area Green Business. The firm will be honored at a formal recognition ceremony held before the Board of Supervisors in August.
Hanson Bridgett hosted and sponsored "Meet the CEO: Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties" presented by The Financial Women's Association Of San Francisco. On July 14th Hanson Bridgett hosted and sponsored a lunch presentation by Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez of Goodwill Industries, a venerable, 93 year-old not-for-profit organization that is transforming itself into a social enterprise focused on a triple-bottom line of "People, Planet and Performance." To view the past invitation, click here.
Partner Jonathan Storper will be presenting on "Entrepreneurial and Social Corporate Structures" at SOCAP09. Jonathan Storper will be presenting at this year's Social Capital Markets 2009 at Fort Mason, September 1–3 in San Francisco. The Social Capital Markets conference brings together the broad ecosystem of funds, foundation and individual investors and donors, and for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs using business to make a positive difference. If you're an investor or donor, entrepreneur or executive, your task is simple: be at SOCAP09. Early Bird Discount of 30% to all who register for the conference by Friday, July 31st. Click here to register.
Investors' Circle is currently accepting applications for its Fall Conference and Venture Fair to be held November 15th–17th, 2009 in Washington, DC. Seeking capital for your social venture? Present your deal to the largest and oldest network of early-stage investors dedicated to funding mission-driven companies. Application deadline: July 31, 2009. Click here for more information.
Bay Area Entrepreneurs Workshop. BAE Workshop is dedicated to improving start-up success. Led by experts who have helped start-ups assess market opportunities, develop business plans and raise venture capital. BAE Workshop provides necessary information and skills to improve a start-up's odds of success. For more information on a series of eight weekly sessions in a Bay Area location near you, click here.
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MPA Momentum Grows; Dual Degree in Sustainable Management

Summer has been busy at Presidio, as momentum around the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Sustainable Management continues to grow. As the first and only MPA that has sustainability integrated into every course, the program has gained interest from practitioners, academics and students alike. Presidio is also giving students the unique opportunity to earn a dual degree in Sustainable Management, combining the MPA and MBA programs.

The MPA program faculty has grown to include Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger, Ph.D, a leader in the field of sustainable public management and development. The author of many articles on sustainable development and strategic planning, Dr. Leuenberger recently co-authored the book Sustainable Development in Public Administration.

The program's timeliness has been further emphasized by President Obama's call for sound environmental and sustainable economic policies. We are accepting applications for the Fall 2009 semester for the MPA and dual MPA/MBA. For those interested in joining this inaugural cohort, information about the program and admissions process can be found on our site. You can also email our admissions team at: admissions@presidiomba.org.

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"Funding Rules to Aid Renewables Unveiled." The New York Times

"Path to $3B in Stimulus Funds Revealed to Renewable Energy Developers." GreenBiz.com

"House Passes Landmark Climate Change Bill, Now Heads to Senate." GreenBiz.com

"The Green Building Guide to Waxman-Markey." GreenerBuildings.com

"House Energy Bill No Boon For Green Investors." Forbes.com

"What The Pickens Fiasco Means To Green." Forbes.com

"Massive power project is in doubt." MercuryNews.com

"Nonprofit, company aim to boost green energy on tribal lands." Sacramento Business Journal

"San Francisco Bay Area cities rank #2, #4 and #7 on top 10 green U.S. cities list." Examiner.com

"New BLM Maps Propose Areas for Solar Energy Development." Natural Resources Defense Council

"Ill Winds Blow for Clean Energy." Wall Street Journal

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  July 2009
20–24   3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER `09)—Los Angeles, CA
27–30   Waterpower XVI—Spokane, WA
28   SF EcoTuesday: Lisa Michelle Galley, Galley Eco Capital—San Francisco, CA
28–29   SEPA Utility Solar Conference—San Jose, CA
  August 2009
6   Hanson Bridgett's Sustainable Business Leadership Forum—San Francisco, CA
10–13   Plug-In 2009—Long Beach, CA
10–14   Environmental Compliance Bootcamp—San Diego, CA
  September 2009
1–3   Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) 2009—San Francisco, CA
29–30   2nd Renewable Energy Finance Forum West (REFF-WEST)—San Francisco, CA
  October 2009
1–3   West Coast Green—Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
1–2   Biogas: Scaling up Biogas Production in North America—San Francisco, CA
7–9   Algal Biomass Organization: 3rd Annual Algae Biomass Summit—San Diego, CA
27–29   Solar Power 2009—Anaheim, CA
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Hanson Bridgett is a leading provider of legal services to organizations engaged in sustainable business.
Our clients, who range from large corporations to cutting edge start-ups and socially responsible investors, have selected us because we help them succeed and foster the growth of the sustainable business movement. Our attorneys provide legal advisory services and offer in-depth expertise in the areas of:

    Clean Technologies
    Green Building, Transportation and Smart Development
    Sustainable Products and Services
    Responsible Finance
    Corporate Responsibility and Governance
    Responsible Branding and Promotion
Teresa V. Pahl, Partner   Teresa V. Pahl
(415) 995-5079
Jonathan S. Storper, Partner   Jonathan S. Storper
(415) 995-5040
Scott C. Smith, Partner   Scott C. Smith
(415) 995-5892
Yolanda C. Manzone, Associate   Yolanda C. Manzone, LEED® AP
(415) 995-5120

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