Sustainable Brands| Rail Park Project Tour 2019

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Meet in the Lobby of Loews Philadelphia Hotel at 2:00PM

Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Meet fellow New Metrics '19 attendees and SB Corporate Members before the conference kicks off by joining us for a private tour of Philadelphia’s Rail Park!

Friends of the Rail Park, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Center City District, revitalized an 1890 viaduct that carried passenger and freight into Center City until 1984. Until June 14, 2018, the elevated structure, which provided spectacular city views, was abandoned to weeds and disrepair. Friends of the Rail Park and partners were drawn to the project with aspirations to support residential and light commercial development in the surrounding area, 32-percent of which still remains vacant and undeveloped.

The Philadelphia Rail Trail was one of the urban greening projects sponsored by Timberland as part of its five-year commitment to create 500,000 square feet of urban green spaces. At the heart of Timberland is a core belief that a greener future is a better future. To build on that belief, in addition to its urban greening commitment, Timberland has also committed to plant 50M trees by 2025 – adding to the 10M trees the brand already planted. Timberland’s global consumer campaign called Nature Needs Heroes, launched this fall, calls on consumers to join the movement for a greener world. Together we will Plant the Change™️.

RSVP to reserve your spot by Thursday, November 14. Limited availability.

Attire: Casual. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and plan for inclement weather.

Getting there: Meet in the lobby of the Loews’ Philadelphia Hotel at 2:00 PM.



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Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland

Colleen Vien

As sustainability director for Timberland, Colleen Vien is responsible for setting the brand’s strategic direction related to all aspects of sustainability, with a focus on making products responsibly, protecting and enhancing the outdoors, and community and employee engagement. This includes internal and external stakeholder engagement, NGO relationship management and CSR reporting and communications.

Colleen has been with Timberland since 2005. Prior to being promoted to sustainability director in 2014, she led the company’s Code of Conduct / Supplier Sustainability program, which today through its parent company VF Corporation continues to go beyond compliance and provide enrichment opportunities for partner factory workers. Colleen’s experience leading the global Supplier Sustainability team, coupled with her ability to align and influence key stakeholders across businesses and her passion for what she does, have played an important role in her continued success in driving Timberland’s CSR agenda.

Over the years, Colleen has held a variety of leadership seats in several collaborative multi-stakeholder industry groups, such as Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Social Accountability International (SAI), Outdoor Industry Association’s (OIA’s) Social Responsibility Working Group (SRWG) and Sustainability Working Group (SWG), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Social/Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), and Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS).

Prior to Timberland, Colleen held various ethics and compliance roles with TYCO Engineered Products and Services, and Apogent Technologies Inc. Colleen has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


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Just send an email to Lorenza at lguerri@sustainablebrands.com

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