Raphael Bemporad is a practical idealist, sustainable brandophile, Collectivite and ambassador of co-creativity. He's the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy officer of BBMG, a brand innovation firm that specializes in the intersection of branding, sustainability and social purpose. Since 2003, BBMG has helped clients identify new markets, imagine new products and services, embrace culture change and drive social impact; recent clients include Walmart, Samsung, Brown-Forman, Seventh Generation, Clif Bar & Co. and Fair Trade USA. Bemporad is a frequent lecturer on sustainable branding who started his career as a press aide to Texas Governor Ann W. Richards, and later served as communications director for the Texas Democratic Party. Prior to co-founding BBMG, he served as communications director at Do Something, where he oversaw marketing, media relations and cause-related partnerships with Levi Strauss & Co., SEARS, Kenneth Cole and Rolling Stone magazine.