Why 21st Century Pathways?

The existing sustainability conversation is not about “doing less bad” by reducing impacts; instead, it is about growth. As the global mega forces of middle - class population growth, climate change, resource scarcity, and impact of externalities play out in the coming decades, businesses can position themselves to grow and profit from these trends. 


21st Century Pathways; a five - day, hands-on, interactive workshop facilitated by subject matter experts designed to help you understand the risks and opportunities presented by these megatrends and develop a comprehensive, customized plan to benefit from them.  


21st Century Pathways participants leave the program with a time-bound plan designed to incorporate sustainability into their business that will result in:


  • Understanding what aspects of sustainability are material to your business and where you should prioritize focus. 

  • Reduced cost and risk by cutting energy, water, waste, materials, and negative social and environmental impacts.


  • Revenue growth by either launching a separate line of sustainability advantaged products, services, and solutions or by embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into your products and services. 


  • Innovate and invest in technologies and businesses that create options for future growth – which may involve helping your customers reduce their footprint. 


Together these actions will strengthen your brand and reputation, providing greater access to capital and talent – resulting in completive advantage.  

Where & When:


Pathways is a 5-day strategic retreat spread over 5 months and takes place in SE Wisconsin. 


2020 Programs Dates are Thursdays:


  • August 6, 2020

  • September 3, 2020

  • October 1, 2020

  • November 5, 2020

  • December 3, 2020

*The cost of the 2019 program was reduced thanks to a generous grant from The Water Council. 

*2020 pricing is pending. Please contact us for details.

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.  ​

Here is a look at topics and each session outlined for the course

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