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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.

2024 Calendar

January 23 – Green Drinks | Kalamazoo Greenhouse Gas Emission Reports

February 27 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency Panel

March 26 – Green Drinks | Increasing Recycling Rates in Kalamazoo

April 23 – Green Drinks | Reforest Vine

May 28 – Green Drinks | Open Roads Bike Program

June – no event. Save your energy and we’ll see you in July!

July 23 – Green Drinks | Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

August 27 – Sustainable Business Collaborative & Green Drinks | Alternative Transportation Panel

September 24 – Green Drinks | Kalamazoo County Climate Action and Climate Justice Plan

October 22 – Green Drinks | TBD

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