WNSF Board members gratefully acknowledge and thank the generous Sponsors of our 2013 Summit:
KPMG – One of the largest professional services companies, KPMG provides audit, advisory and tax services to businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. With head offices in The Netherlands, KPMG has a global network of more than 152,000 professionals of diverse disciplines in 156 countries worldwide. The KPMG Foundation seeks to increase diversity of ideas through investments in business education and volunteerism by awarding individual scholarships and supporting organizations.
INTEL – Founded 50 years ago and headquartered in Santa Clara with offices around the globe, Intel is the largest semi-conductor chip maker in the world with its processor found in most personal computers. Intel was named one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2005 by Working Mother magazine. The INTEL Foundation fuels innovation in science, technology, engineering and math and fosters educational opportunities for girls, women and underserved youth globally.
McGRAW-HILL – The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a financial intelligence and education company, signed an agreement to sell its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC in November 2012. Following the sale closing, expected in early 2013, the Company will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to shareholder approval) and will be a powerhouse in benchmarks, content and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. The Company’s leading brands will include: Standard & Poor’s, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL Ltd., J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week
INTERFACE FLOR – FLOR the Consumer Division of Global Manufacturer Interface Inc., is an innovative system of carpet design squares that easily create customized rugs, runners, and wall-to-wall designs of any shape or size for the home and small business. FLOR is designed to be environmentally sensitive and doesn’t use glue. FLOR carpets are made maximizing renewable energy and recycled content, some even 100%. All InterfaceFLOR products are recyclable through FLOR’s Return and Recycle Program.
RAY ANDERSON FOUNDATION – Created in honor of the late Ray Anderson, visionary founder of Interface, Inc. who instilled in his company a sustainable focus, the Foundation aims to inspire others in the industry to become environmental stewards. Its mission is to perpetuate Ray’s legacy through funding research and innovative projects that advance the concept of sustainable consumption and production.
SWAROVSKI – Swarovski is the market leader in its industry through the continuing mastery of the poetry of precision. Swarovski is a global manufacturer, marketer and retailer of premium jewelry, jewelry stones and consumer products. Swarovski has a global distribution network covering 42 countries, and employs over 25,000 people worldwide. Since 1985, the company’s values have remained constant, including an unwavering commitment to assume accountability for its actions as a responsible corporate citizen, striving to positively influence society, the economy and the environment.
RIVANNA DESIGNS – Crafting elegant awards for prestigious occasions. Rivanna products respect natural systems and reflect a strong commitment to honoring people and our planet. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2001, Rivanna is a Certified B Corporation creating positive change through business and using sustainable materials, including FSC-certified wood, bamboo, and recycled glass.
RESOURCES FOR LIFE – Founded by Gregory Paul Johnson, the RFL website empowers activists for better living through quality products, services and other resources on and off the internet. Attracting more than a million viewers over the past few years, ResourcesForlife.com provides access to progressive sources for housing innovations, technology support, holistic wellness and business services.