"The Challenges of Building a True Green Business in Today’s Marketplace"
Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth are co-founders and owners of bambu®. Our presentation will cover building a sustainable business with a focus on material sourcing, creating a design aesthetic, designing for production, and customer care excellence. bambu® is a pioneer in sustainable business recognized for its design-led, award-winning products.
Prior to co-founding bambu® in 2003, Rachel gained extensive experience in consumer products with over 10 years of product development and 3 years in corporate responsibility and sustainable business practices working for Nike in US, Taiwan, China and Thailand. After leaving Nike, Rachel pursued post-graduate work in environmental studies focusing on ‘Cleaner Production.’ Rachel heads up bambu®'s office in Shanghai, China putting her at the world’s hub for bamboo growth and production and where design influences merge. Rachel leads bambu®’s product design, development and production in China.
Jeff brings over 20 years of branding experience to bambu®. Prior to launching the business with Rachel in 2003, Jeff held regional and management positions with WPP’s Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis’ Leo Burnett, IPG’s McCann-Erickson, as well as several boutique brand communications firms. He’s managed some of the world’s most respected brands including Coca-Cola, Heinz, McDonalds and others. Today, he oversees sales, marketing and brand development for bambu® and its affiliates globally.