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Dear valued Green Masters Program participant,
Since 2010 the Green Masters Program has been a tool for over 350 organizations to measure and improve their sustainable actions. Since the beginning, the program has taken an environmental, social, and governance lens to sustainability and in 2020 it became a certification that validates your sustainability credentials. We are proud that we have been able to offer the program for free for so many years, but have had to make the decision to charge for the program for our own financial sustainability.
As a member organization, we depend on membership to fund our activities, including the development and administration of the Green Masters Program. We spend on average 30 hours just updating the application each year to assure it meets industry standards. Membership also funds our educational webinar series and networking sessions. This year we are launching member “Peer Groups” for members to connect, and problem solve on specific topics, such as greenhouse gas accounting and reduction, product stewardship, and sustainable supply chains.
Your membership dues are also used to invest in improving the features and benefits of the Green Masters Program. Last year we invested a significant amount to move the program to an online platform that includes materiality in the process. The new version significantly changes the user interface, program structure, and scoring and is currently being piloted by 11 business members. To learn more, you can read this blog post.
By becoming a member, you help to advance sustainable business practices not only in your organization but also in our larger business community. The importance of our collective work, advancing Environmental, Social, and Governance practices, is more important than ever and with your help, we can make strides towards more positive impacts. Membership is a cost-effective way to assess and integrate sustainable practices into your organization and together, move our positive collective impact forward.
We are committed to keeping membership dues affordable and accessible to stay aligned with our vision and mission and are based on company size. We are asking you to JOIN WSBC as a member to continue your participation in the Green Masters Program. You can see membership dues by scrolling to Investment on this webpage
If membership is not the right fit for your company, there is now be a $397 cost to participate in the program.
We have a limited number of scholarships available for organizations for those where membership or the cost is a barrier. If you would like more information, or to discuss, please contact me at email@example.com.
We hope you have found value in the program and will continue to use the program. We look forward to your continued participation in the Green Masters Program as a member of WSBC and we look forward to continuing our collective work towards a more sustainable business community.
Thank you for your understanding!
Jessy Servi Ortiz
Jessy Servi Ortiz
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council