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What is 21st Century Pathways??
 

21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized sustainability strategy and priorities in a plan. The program will help you design and advance your company roadmap for talent, sustainability, and profit in the 21st century.

 

The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning your strategic, organizational, and sustainability priorities and bringing them together in an impactful direction.

What does the program do for my business?
 

The program leads you through 19 modules and a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be, what metrics matter most, and how you can create value through ESG/Sustainability, helping you develop a roadmap for integration that is the right size for your organization. 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 key drivers, and how they can reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success through sustainability opportunities. 

Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

  • Develop (or reboot) your sustainability, ESG or CSR program to the right size for your business and relevant to your industry and stakeholders' needs.

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

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

  • Move from a project-based approach to a strategic and integrated approach 

  • Deepen your understanding of the sustainability trends, risks, and opportunities available.

  • Leave with a library of resources for continued growth and development and meaningful connections

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

  • Build sustainability credentials that enhance your sustainability competency

  • Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

The next program starts

October 3, 2022

Virtual Offering:

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

  • Week 1: Oct 3rd - 7th, 2022

  • Week 2: Oct 31st - Nov 4th, 2022

  • Week 3: Jan 9th - 13th, 2023

 

**Pathways is also available in a customized version delivered directly to your organization's team. Call for pricing! 

Program Pricing
 

Virtual Offering

  • $5,500 per business

  • $5,000 for WSBC Member companies

**Call for customized version pricing. 

*Registration closes September 23rd

Upcoming Info Sessions: 
Join us to learn more and ask questions about the program: 

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 employees across our organization.” 

Laurie Klomstad, HR Director, Spectrum Industries

"The program gave us a useful framework and tons of resources to make a compelling case for sustainability. It made it so much easier to figure out how sustainability can effortlessly integrate into our organization with things we're already doing and stretch goals for what we're not."

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

jessy@wisconsinsustainability.com

Greg Gasper 

Director of Sustainabiity Services, WMEP

Greg@wisconsinsustainability.com

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WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Our information sessions give you more insight into the program its benefits and if it is a good fit for your organization.  Watch a past information session to learn more, or join us for an upcoming session. 

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 and develop a cohesive strategy ."  Rob Palmberg, VP – Strategic Planning at Dairyland Power Cooperative

"The program gave us a useful framework and tons of resources to make a compelling case for sustainability. It made it so much easier to figure out how sustainability can effortlessly integrate into our organization with things we're already doing and stretch goals for what we're not."

 

"Our team feels more equipped to engage senior leadership about sustainability being a core value for our organization and how to gain their support of our sustainability plan."



"The transformational drivers and materiality assessments helped us better understand why we are pursuing this and what it means to us and our stakeholders."

 

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS 

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.