The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council would like to thank WMEP and the Monona Terrace for their fantastic hosting of the 11th Annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference. We would also like to thank Tom Eggert for coordinating his final conference. Your passion for excellence and sustainability has been a blessing on all who have worked with you.
This year’s conference saw inspirational keynotes, thought provoking breakout sessions, and fond memories from past conferences. The conference worked toward low waste initiatives, while proving to be carbon neutral. We are proud to be the model of how to host a sustainable conference. Thank you to all of our attendees, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Click the button below to view the carbon offsets that were purchased for the 2018 conference!
I'm very inspired by sustainability and organizations that are taking steps to be responsible with their choices at a business level...
I can be sitting at a table in the morning session talking to someone regarding waste and I can easily be talking about sinks in the afternoon...
-Jeanine Knapp, Sustainability Leader
-Travis Blomberg, Executive Director
WasteCap Resource Solutions
7:30AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30AM Welcome and Opening Remarks…………... Tom Eggert – Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
8:45AM Introduction and Sustainability Trends…... Jessy Servi Ortiz – WI Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)
9:05AM Welcome from Dignitaries………………….. Joe Parisi – County Executive, Dane County
9:45AM Morning Keynote……………………………. Tim Wiora – CEO, WMEP
10:30AM Break/Passing Time
Moderated by Lindsey Jacques – Conference Planner, UW Madison
Moderated by Natalia Kaminski – Conference Planner, UW Madison
1:15PM Green Masters Presentation
3:00PM Break/Passing Time
3:30PM Afternoon Keynote- Sustainability Leadership and the Growth of Wisconsin’s Sustainable Business Community – Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls; Beth Churchill, American Family; Kathy Kuntz, Cool Choices; Lisa Geason-Bauer, Evolution Marketing; Amanda Goetsch, UW Systems; interviewed by Randy Bertram, WMEP
Are you looking for a way to make your company more sustainable? Big or small, the WSBC conference offers a great opportunity to those of all backgrounds to engage with sustainability professionals. This year's speakers come from many different companies including American Family Insurance, Kohler Company, and Molson-Coors. The differing representation allows many different areas of interest to be represented and offers you the change to network with sustainability professionals. For example, there will be sessions about sustainability benchmarking, food and employee wellness programs, and internal organization strategies for sustainability. We welcome you to join us and find out what sustainability is all about, whether you are a seasoned sustainability veteran or just want to learn more!
Come Join Us!
We encourage this option if you would like to minimize your carbon footprint. If interested, make sure to sign up in the group titled “Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference”.
Charter Bus- Milwaukee
A charter bus will provide round-trip service from the UW-Milwaukee Student Union on December 13th. If you are interested in taking the bus, make sure to make note of this when you register for the conference.