Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council: 4th annual conference announces speakers


PHONE: 608.267.2761

EMAIL: teggert@bus.wisc.edu

The 4th annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference will provide attendees with the tools, strategies and recommendations needed to move a company in a more sustainable direction. The Conference will connect small business owners, mid-level managers and corporate leaders interested in sustainability and will give attendees the opportunity to learn from Wisconsin’s most sustainable companies.

Tom Eggert, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference, states, “This conference has brought together the best and brightest in the field of sustainability for the past four years. This is a great opportunity for businesses interested in advancing sustainable practices to learn more about business sustainability from fellow Wisconsin businesses.”

Ken Bonning, Senior Executive Vice President overseeing sustainability at the Kohl’s Corporation, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the benefits of investing in sustainability.

The afternoon topics and panelists include:

“Sustainability Metrics, Choosing the Right Ones”
Lisa Nelson, Sr. Manager of Public Affairs of Wal-Mart
Aubrey Wells, Sustainability Manager at Frito-Lay

“What Makes Effective Green Business Leaders”
Mike Potts, President and Chief Operating Officer of Orion Energy Systems
John Torinus, Chairman of Serigraph

“Advances in Sustainability Reporting”
Kevin Grodzki, Marketing and Commercial Operations President of Mercury Marine
Jennifer Mattes, Johnson Controls’ Director of Public Affairs

“Green Trends in Packaging”
Dan Whitnable, Engineering Manager of Lands’ End
John David Galindo of Cardinal Glass

“Reinventing the Relationship with the DNR”
Susan Tarr, Director of Research and Engineering at Kimberly-Clark

Mark Manninen, Enviornmental Permitting Manger at 3M
Larry Molinari, CO-CEO of Perlick
Nick Lefield, Vice President- Corporate Compliance at Serigraph

Breakout sessions at the conference are designed to help Wisconsin businesses assess their opportunities and realize the financial benefits of integrating sustainability into their operations with practical strategies.

The Conference will be held December 8th at the Monona Terrace Community and Conference Center in Madison, WI. For additional information on the conference, see http://conference.wisconsinsustainability.com or send an email to sustain@bus.wisc.edu.