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May 2, 2024 | 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Lawrence University | Appleton, WI


Join us for an enlightening and interactive summit dedicated to exploring the transformative power of sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices in business. Hosted by New North, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council and our other esteemed partners and planning committee members, this summit aims to catalyze conversations, share insights, and inspire action toward a more sustainable future.


12:30 – 1:00 | Registration Check In & Networking 

1:00 – 1:15 |  Welcome

Kick off the summit with a warm welcome and introduction to our esteemed partners and the purpose of our gathering.

1:15 – 1:45 | The Business Imperative of Sustainability & ESG

Delve into the essential concepts of sustainability and ESG with compelling storytelling examples curated by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Understand the key trends, emerging regulations, and the undeniable business case for integrating sustainability into organizational strategies.

1:45 – 2:30 | How Wisconsin Companies Are Leveraging Sustainability

Discover firsthand how Wisconsin companies, both large and small, are leveraging sustainability to drive innovation and enhance their business practices. Dive into insightful case studies from industry leaders; US Venture, Plexus, Faith Technologies Incorporated and Menominee Tribal Enterprises (MTE).

2:45 – 3:45 | Panel Conversations: Diving into Topics of Interest

Engage in dynamic panel discussions covering various topics of interest related to sustainability and ESG. Explore sustainability program basics, data-driven sustainability strategies, energy and greenhouse gas management, workforce implications, and more.

4:05 – 4:45 | Networking Breakouts as Roundtables

Participate in roundtable discussions facilitated by volunteer conversation leaders. Delve deeper into topics such as operationalizing sustainability, navigating ESG pressures, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in ESG, federal programs and funding opportunities, and engagement with students on careers in ESG.

4:45 – 5:30 | General Networking & Happy Hour

There is a $25 registration fee to attend the event

Registration will close on April 26 at 5 PM



  • Mary Goggans | Chair of the New North Board

  • Barbara Koldos, Barb LaMue & Juan Corpus  |  New North

  • Christa Kananen,  Jessy Servi Ortiz | Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC)

  • Jeff Zeman & Theresa Millard | True North Collective

  • Garrett Singer,  Carter Robinson | Lawrence University

  • Brett Wetzel | US Venture

  • Megan Schleicher | Plexus

  • Suzy Betker | Faith Technologies Incorporated FTI

Gain Strategic Insights

Learn from Industry Leaders

Network with Peers

Engage in Interactive Discussions

Registration will close on April 26 at 5 PM

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