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Contact: Jessy Servi Ortiz, Managing Director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, at 414.861.1177 or email


The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) is proud to announce its 2023 Sustainable Business Award Winners. The Sustainable Business Awards celebrate recipients for showing cutting-edge environmental, social, and governance leadership while rewarding them for being leaders in their industry and community. The finalists demonstrate leadership, initiative, and innovation and make measurable impacts across their businesses and the communities they serve.


Jessy Servi Ortiz, Managing Director of WSBC, says, “Businesses play a crucial role in delivering solutions to customers and markets. These awards recognize Wisconsin businesses for delivering value through sustainable integration and driving sustainable adoption and innovation in the market.”

The Award winners were announced at the WSBC Awards Reception at Findorff in Madison, on November 15, 2023. The WSBC hosted their annual conference the following day at TruStage with their first-ever sold-out conference.


The Sustainable Business Award Winner for 2023 are:


Sustainable Product of the Year: Résiste® 15% PCW by Appvion

Appvion’s Résiste® 15% PCW is the first recycled content direct-thermal product available to the market, and the first to use Next Generation Technology, an innovative chemistry Appvion developed to be free of phenolic-developers, making it both less resource-intensive to produce, and safer for people and aquatic environments over its lifetime.

Runners Up: Upcycled Chicken Stock by Kerry and WorkForce Enterprise Series: AM-C4000, C5000, C6000 by Epson

Innovative Service of the Year: CIRRUS Low Carbon from PACE Equity

CIRRUS Low Carbon™ plays a pivotal role in empowering the development of green buildings, guiding the strategic decisions made by commercial real estate developers and building owners for new construction projects, renovations, and building upgrades. An unparalleled product in commercial green financing, CIRRUS Low Carbon from Milwaukee-based PACE Equity provides lower financing rates for commercial buildings that align with a low carbon design specification.

Runners Up: ESG Services, Prizma LLC


Sustainable Executive of the Year: Scott Andersen, Co-Owner & Director of Stakeholder Stewardship, Artisan Dental

Scott is an outstanding leader and sustainability is built into his DNA. He shows a lifestyle and commitment to sustainability day in and day out. He empowers his Leadership team to move the initiatives forward, while also making sure that all team members are aware of the goals and the rationale behind the decisions. He has an open-door policy for all team members to approach with ideas or concerns. He truly holds the philosophy that we embrace the diversity of our team for their perspectives.


Runner Ups: Greg Schlafer, President & CEO, Foremost Farms and Steve Thomas, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Kohls Corporation


2023 Sustainability Champion of the Year:  Kevin Tubbs, Vice President and Chief Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Officer Oshkosh Corporation

Kevin Tubbs came to Oshkosh Corporation in 2012 to develop and implement a sustainability program. Since that time, Oshkosh has become known both inside and outside of Wisconsin as a leader in the sustainability space. The company under Kevin's leadership established KPIs for energy and waste reduction to drive performance in areas that the organization could rally around. Kevin was instrumental in Oshkosh's decision to make a public commitment to establish Science Based Targets to further reduce the company's greenhouse gas emissions well into the future.


Runner Ups: Cindy Bohlen, Chief Mindfulness Officer, River Water Partners, and Michelle Miller, Sustainability Manager North America, Symrise


A special leadership award is also given in honor of WSBC’s founder and executive director emeritus. The Thomas L. Eggert Leadership Forward Award recognizes Eggert’s legacy and countless contributions to the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Community. This award recognizes individuals who have supported and contributed to growing and extending the network of sustainability resources across Wisconsin. The 2023 Award was given to Jeff Thompson, MD, Executive Advisor, CEO Emeritus Gundersen Health System. To learn more about Jeff’s contributions to the Sustainable Business community visit:





The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s (WSBC) mission is to advance sustainable principles and practices through the power of business. As a member-driven organization, they support companies and sustainability professionals to educate, measure, and improve their sustainability outcomes and collaborate for shared success. For over 16 years, they have brought businesses together to solve sustainability challenges and work to address environmental, social, and governance actions in business, meeting companies where they are and assisting them with greater profitability and sustainability strategy integration. WSBC is an affiliate of WMEP Manufacturing Solutions. For more information, visit


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