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“Sustainable organizations are purpose-led businesses which inspire their people and partners to deliver lasting financial performance, equitable impact and societal value that earns and retains the trust of all stakeholders.” – World Economic Forum

Sustainability is at the core of good business. The mission of the Sustainable Business Collaborative is to drive social and environmental sustainability actions through collaboration to foster business success in the Southwest Michigan region.

Company led, we are dedicated to coordinating and supporting efforts surrounding impactful sustainability focused programming. This initiative is designed to actively address topics that will impact our community and lead to recognition of Southwest Michigan as a leader in sustainability and maximize the knowledge and expertise of regional organizations.

*We utilize the MI Healthy Climate Plan to help inform our work.

Efforts include sharing and promotion of best practices; development of community goals that leverage the collaborative weight of organizations; engagement in public policy and regulation discussions; establish a community award and criteria; promotion of social responsibility; and creation of a cultural movement surrounding sustainability that will attract talent to the community.

2023 Calendar

February 28 – Green Drinks | Urban Bird Treaty at Dabney & Co.

March 28 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | Local Business Panel at The State Theatre

April 25 – Green Drinks | WMU Community Garden at The State Theatre

May 16 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | WMU Bronco Challenge for Sustainable Impact

June 27 – Green Drinks | Open Roads Bike Program (working to reschedule)

July 27 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | Sustainability Plan + Apparel Recycling with Edwards Garment

August 22 – Green Drinks | Edison Neighborhood Association

September 26 – Green Drinks | City of Kalamazoo Community Sustainability Plan

October 26 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | People First Economy | BCorp Celebration with Kalsec

Please visit Upcoming Events to learn more about and to register for our Sustainable Business Collaborative events.