Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council: Announcing afternoon breakout sessions for Dec. 8 WI Sustainable Business Council Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

On December 8th, join business leaders from around Wisconsin in paving the way for a sustainable future.

The 4th Annual Wisconsin Sustainability Council Conference will be a pragmatic and action-oriented get together of the best and brightest in the field of sustainability. Conference attendees can expect to leave with new ideas, tools and strategies that they can implement immediately in their own businesses. green light bulb

The sessions are designed to help you assess your opportunities and realize the financial benefits of integrating sustainability into your operations.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is Kohl’s Executive Vice President Ken Bonning. Bonning will discuss the benefits and payoffs sustainable practices have had on their 1,100 stores.

Breakout sessions include the following:

“What Makes Effective Green Business Leaders”
Serigraph – John Torinus, Chairman
Orion Energy – Mike Pots, President

“Small Businesses and Sustainability”
Berres Brothers Coffee – Pete Berres, Owner and President

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

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

In addition, we are adopting a collaborative approach that has proven to be very popular at national sustainability conferences. Our “One Great Idea” session will allow anyone to share a sustainable practice, idea or strategy that has worked for them at their company. Each participant will be given up to 5 minutes to share their practice, idea or strategy and describe why it is a great idea. Please come prepared to share your thoughts and questions.

All sessions and meetings will be video recorded and available after the conference on our website.

Register now to reserve your place at this conference.

Early registration prices end December 1.

Visit our website for more information http://www.bus.wisc.edu/business-sustainability/council/2011-annual-conference/