(SAVANNAH) – Martin Melaver, CEO of sustainable real estate development firm Melaver, Inc. will speak at the closing of the Sustainable Brands Conference June 5 in Monterey, California. Other speakers include experts from eBay, Best Buy, GE, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo and IBM.

Melaver will discuss “Leading from the Heart,” sharing the story of his company and discussing how aligning what your company does with your values can enhance your relationship with your customers, employees and other core stakeholders.

“There’s a quote from the British novelist E. M. Forster that has been sticking with me lately,” Melaver said. “It’s one that I’ll probably use to frame this talk, since it’s relevant to any business concerned with sustaining itself in the challenging years ahead. Forster says: ‘We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.’ I think the kind of letting go Forster imagines is one that best occurs when we know, deep down in one’s gut, the values business must embrace to remain relevant and viable.”

Melaver, Inc. is committed to sustainability – the triple-bottom line approach to economic performance, environmental impact, and social engagement with the community. The company has been a leader in green building and development, and has won the Southface Institute’s annual Argon award for visionary leadership and stewardship of the environment (prior winners have included Ted Turner and Arthur Blank) and an Excellence in Development award from The Urban Land Institute.

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The sustainable real estate developer currently has eight LEED certified projects in their portfolio and developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Melaver Inc. also developed the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the country, Abercorn Common, including the first LEED McDonald’s worldwide.

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