Upcoming Events

Retzer Nature Center

March 18 2020

8:30PM - 11:00PM

*Free

For Businesses Operating in Waukesha County

This workshop will focus on green business, highlighting the free resources offered by Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) and Waukesha County. If you are interested in sustainability, how to engage your workforce and how to improve sustainability, join us to learn more.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Green Masters Program Overview, WSBC

  3. Employee Engagement Resources , WOW Workforce Development

  4. Environmental Resources through Waukesha County

  • Recycling Resources/Waste Audit

  • HHW and E-waste (regulatory wastes outside the bin)

  • Water Resources/Water Audit

Retzer Nature Center will also share about their green infrastructure systems and offer an option tour of their facility.

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March 24th, 2020 

Fox Valley Regional Sustainability Event
at Miron Construction in Neenah
10AM – 2PM 

Date and Time:

March 24th, 2020

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

Cost $25

*includes lunch

Location

Miron Construction

1471 McMahon Drive 

Wenzler 3 Conference Room 

Neenah, WI 54956

PROGRAM DETAILS

1. Leveraging the Green Masters Program
 

The Green Masters Program (GMP) helps translate sustainability success into business success and gives you a way to organize and share information with your employees, supply chain, and customers. Whether your business has a sustainability program or not, the Green Masters Program helps move your organization forward by providing a framework to develop systems for your programming and overall engagement. 
 

Whether just starting to use the GMP or a seasoned veteran in sustainable practice, you will hear about how to produce value with the program and how to develop strategies to increase overall breadth and depth of your sustainability participation.

 

This facilitated dialogue will:

  • Be led by both developers and practitioners

  • Explore and share the benefits of using the Green Masters Program as a tool

  • Dive into how to collect and organize information to answer the questions in the Green Masters application (and for sustainability metrics in general)

 

2. Regional Networking, Collaboration and Support
 

This portion of the event will collaboratively explore a range of topics and offer opportunities to share strategies and skills for building sustainability into your business. Together we will explore ways to address reporting frameworks, certifications and stewardship opportunities along with operational needs such as survey fatigue, supply chain engagement, and stakeholder engagement.

 

3. Emerging Reach of Sustainability in Financial & Investment Decision Making 
 

At the most recent WI Sustainable Business Conference (held in Milwaukee last December), one of the most popular sessions was on socially responsible investing (SRI).  SRI is a branch of investing where investors consider the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of a company.  SRI is one of the hottest investing strategies currently and many businesses feel compelled to report on their ESG performance.  In addition, young professionals are keen to have SRI options included in their 401(k) options. 

 

We’ll explore the interest of investors in SRI, how companies are responding to the pressure to provide ESG information, and how sustainability is being integrated into financial decisions.