What is 21st Century Pathways??

21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.


The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

What does the program do for my business?

The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes. 

Why 21st Century Pathways?

21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership.  Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success. 

Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

  • Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

  • Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

  • Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

  • Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

  • Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry. 

  • Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

  • Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

  • Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Next Program starts March '22

Virtual Offering:

  • M-F from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Daily 

  • Week 1: March 28 - April 1, 2022

  • Week 2: April 18 - 22, 2022

  • Week 3: June 6 - 10, 2022


Program Pricing

Virtual Offering

  • $5,500 per business

  • $5,000 for WSBC Member companies

*Registration closes March 16th

Who Should Participate? 

21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization.  ​

“Overall, Pathways really helped us build our internal capacity for sustainability and increase our effectiveness in engaging and communicating with our employees.” 

Laurie Klomstad, HR Director, Spectrum Industries

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid 

Sustainability Consultant


Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC


Here is a look at topics and flow of sessions for the course

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Want to learn more? 

Our information sessions give you more insight into how the program works, the content, and the benefits of the program. You can watch a recent information session now to

learn more.

What are participants saying? 

"We got incredible value out of this program for furthering the development of sustainability in our organization."   Anne White, LEED AP O+M, Development Executive Assistant at Wangard

"The program really exceeded my expectations. It helped us take all the things we had spinning on their own and bring them together under one umbrella."  Rob Palmberg, VP – Strategic Planning at Dairyland Power Cooperative

Spectrum Industries


A Conversation with Dennis Barka, VP of Process Control, about how 21st Century Pathways supported Sustainability Development at Spectrum.

Dairyland Power Cooperative


A conversation with Rob Palmberg, VP of Public Relations and Strategy, about how 21st Century Pathways supported integrating sustainability into their annual strategic planning process, and more. 

Why the WSBC & WMEP?


The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has helped 100s of companies learn, apply and be recognized for their organization’s sustainability efforts through their highly successful Green Masters program.


The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has helped 100s of companies markedly improve their resource utilization and waste reduction through its Award Winning Profitable Sustainability program.


Working together these two organizations bring an unparalleled amount of talent, expertise and practical experience in the field of sustainability to guide your organization to a productive pathway to the future.