Industry leaders will convene May 15-17, 2014, in New York City, to discuss key sustainability issues affecting the personal care products industry at the fifth annual North  American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Organized by Organic Monitor, the  conference aims to “encourage sustainability in  the beauty industry by bringing together key  stake-holders [to] debate major issues in a high-level forum.” With a focus on novel green  ingredients, marketing developments and consumer behavior, conference sessions will also cover  topics such as biomimetics in cosmetics, mobile apps, ingredients authenticity, sustain- ability  standards, marketing regulations, packaging waste, eco-design approach, and sustainability metrics.