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What is

Sustainable Business Coalition

Our Mission Statement

To serve as the foremost organization in the Tampa Bay Region for the facilitation of communication among business leaders that embrace the Triple Bottom Line—People (Employee & Community Wellbeing), Planet (Environmental Health) and Profit (Economic Viability).

 
 

7th ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARDS JUNE 10, 2015

January 29th, 2015
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Sustainable Business Awards
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The University of Tampa
Vaughn Center, 9th Floor
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

 

 

The Sustainable Business Awards is an annual awards event that since 2008 has recognized and honored for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that not only increase economic opportunities but also improve the environment and community. See 2008-2014 SBA winners

Advanced tickets to the Sustainable Business Awards are no longer available.  A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.  Please call Jennifer at 727/254-9101 for ticket information.

The Sustainable Business Awards is presented in partnership with The University of Tampa Center for Ethics. The awards luncheon will be held at The University of Tampa Vaughn Center, 9th floor on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The event is open to the public.

During the event, large, medium and small businesses are recognized based on their contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay. A sustainable business award winner focuses on the well-being of people, planet and profit. Award criteria is based on the Global Reporting Initiative, which is considered the international gold standard for measuring sustainable business. Criteria development and business evaluation is accomplished by The University of Tampa MBA students under the guidance of UT faculty in the Sykes College of Business.

 

Sustany Foundation Sustainable Buzz 2014

October 13th, 2014

Support our friends at the Sustany Foundation and attend the 7th Annual Sustainable Buzz on
November 13, 2014 at the Straz Center Riverwalk. This year the party is bigger than ever with more vendors, community farms bringing fresh produce, VIP treats and food inspired by their Locavore Campaign. Attendees sampled the best in chef inspired cuisine with local farm ingredients, fresh brewed Bay area craft beer, and wine tastings.

Click here to get your tickets today –  The Sustany Foundation: Sustainable Buzz 2014.

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2014 Awards Recognize, Inspire and Challenge

July 23rd, 2014

The sixth Annual Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) celebrated the sustainability success of seven Tampa Bay area businesses. “We congratulate the students and the winners, who are helping to raise the standards for sustainable business and a sustainable economy,” says Dr. Daniel Verreault, UT Professor of Accounting and Co-Director of the Center for Ethics. Read More

Sustainable Business Award Winners Named for 2014

May 21st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay (formerly, Earth Charter US) proudly announces the winners of 2014 Sustainable Business Awards

Tampa, May 20, 2014 – Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay (SBC), in partnership with The University of Tampa (UT) Center for Ethics, will recognize several businesses in the Tampa Bay area at its sixth annual SBC Sustainable Business Awards luncheon, at UT on Friday, June 13, 2014.

Businesses are being recognized for their contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay, while embracing the “Triple Bottom Line” — advancing the interests of People, Planet & Profit through innovative practices, products and services. University of Tampa MBA students, under the guidance of UT faculty at the Sykes College of Business, developed an evaluation process based largely on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. Nominated businesses were then evaluated by the students, who made recommendations to SBC for the Award.

Congratulations to the 2014 Sustainable Business of the Year Award Winners:
The Refinery, Triad Cleaning Solutions, Advanced Healthcare Partners, Bayshore Solutions, Elutions, Suncoast Food Alliance and Landmarc Contracting.

“We train our people to be aware of USGBC and LEED Certification requirements, we stay on top of the latest innovations in green cleaning solutions, to provide our clients with the highest quality, renewable-resource paper products and more,” said Andrew Schaberg, GM of Triad Cleaning Solutions.

A survey by Accenture and the United Nations Global Compact reported that 93% of CEOs see sustainability issues as important to their companies’ future success. Alongside this, some 81% of the CEOs surveyed stated that sustainability issues are now ‘fully embedded’ into their companies’ strategy and operations, with many extending this focus to their subsidiaries and supply chains.

Over 70 Tampa Bay area businesses have been Award winners, including such leading employers as Syniverse, Mosaic, Xerox and Tampa Bay Times Forum, as well as smaller innovative tech companies like LumaStream. These businesses demonstrate business practices that embrace social, economic and environmental responsibility. “We want to applaud and encourage companies that are helping to transform the area economy and raise the standards of sustainability in business. Through the vision, innovation and investment of companies like these, our community as a whole grows stronger and more sustainable,” suggests Andrew McIntosh, Chairman of the SBC and partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP.

Luncheon Awards Registration
The June 13, 2014 awards luncheon is open to the public. Corporate sponsorships are welcome. For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, Click Here.

About Sustainable Business Coalition
The mission of the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa is to support development of a sustainable economy in the Tampa Bay area by promoting and educating businesses about sustainable business practices that align profitability with environmental and social responsibility for the advancement of People, Planet & Profit. SBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contact
Herb Goetschius, Chairman Sustainable Business Awards
herb@crossborderpartners.com
813-784-7008

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6th Annual Sustainable Business Awards June 13, 2014

March 4th, 2014
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6th Annual Sustainable Business Awards
Friday, June 13, 2014
The University of Tampa Center for Ethics
Vaughn Center, 9th Floor

 

Sustainable Business Awards is an annual awards event since 2008 that has recognized and honored for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that not only increase economic opportunities but also improve the environment and community. A sustainable business award winner focuses on the well-being of people, planet and profit. Award criteria is based on the Global Reporting Initiative, which is considered to be the international gold standard for the measurement of sustainable business.

The Sustainable Business Awards event is held annually in partnership with The University of Tampa Center for Ethics. The awards luncheon will be held at The University of Tampa Vaughn Center, 9th floor on Friday, June 13, 2014. The event is open to the public. During the event, large, medium and small businesses are recognized based on their contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay. Criteria development and business evaluation is accomplished by The University of Tampa MBA students under the guidance of UT faculty in the Sykes College of Business.

To register for the 6th annual Sustainable Business Awards luncheon on June 13th at The University of Tampa Vaughn Center Click Here.

See 2013 SBA winners and all 2008-2013 SBA winners.

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Waste Resource Management Forum

September 12th, 2013

Waste Resource Management Forum:

Tools & Techniques for People, Planet & Profit

Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center 9th Floor

Register HERE

Waste Resource Management Forum

September 12th, 2013

Waste Resource Management Forum:

Tools & Techniques for People, Planet & Profit

Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center 9th Floor
 
Sponsored by:
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Speakers include: Don Ross, Director of Operations at Kessler Consulting:“Six Steps to a Successful Waste Assessment @ Work”

Jo Lee Potts, ISO Engineer for BIC Advertising and Promotional Products North America:“Identifying Waste Opportunities In Business”

Neil Beckingham, Sustainability Manager at Mosaic Company:”Sustainability & Waste Management

Cost $10. (includes cocktail and appetizers) To Register click here

Networking Breakfast Update

August 19th, 2013

NETWORKING BREAKFAST August 16

Sustainable business enthusiasts enjoyed connecting with likeminded folks while admiring Uriah Urban Farms’ Living Wall of produce at the Roosevelt 2.0 on Friday, August 16. The event was organized by Earth Charter US in partnership with the University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics and hosted by David Smiles from Coastal Wipers and Uriah Urban Farms.

PICTURES:

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Neil Beckingham–Mosaic Company, Shani Kruljac—Kessler Consulting, Mary Milne—Tampa Bay Times Forum, Don Ross—Kessler Consulting, Dan Verreault—University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics and Jan Roberts, Earth Charter US

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Miriam Zimms from Kessler Consulting speaking about upcoming Waste Resource Management Forum being held at University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center on October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Stephen Koontz from Tampa Bay Trane and Marco Oliveri from Delta M.

nw Jan Barna--Kreher Architects, Nancy Walker--Walker Brands and Jennifer Baldwin, BKS Partners

Jan Barna—Kreher Architects, Nancy Walker—Walker Brands and Jennifer Baldwin—BKS Partners.

Shani Kruljac-Kessler Consulting, Angela Ruth--Tampa Downtown Partners and Brent Fernandez, University of Tampa's Center for Ethics Board.

Shani Kruljac—Kessler Consulting, Angela Ruth—Tampa Downtown Partnership and Brent Fernandez—University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics Advisory Board.

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George Sherman and Val Gallina—Earth Charter US learning about Uriah Urban Farms’ Living Wall from designer David Smiles.

A LIGHTER WORKPLACE: BKS TOUR DE FRANCE

July 9th, 2013

NEWS FROM ECUS WINNERS: PEOPLE-PLANET- PROFIT:

Tour de FranceA LIGHTER WORKPLACE: BKS TOUR DE FRANCE

The motto at Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (ECUS Sustainable Business Award Winner 2011) is “Work hard. Have fun. Make lifelong friends.” Their commitment to providing holistic insurance solutions for their clients is equal to their commitment to provide a radically different kind of work environment for their colleagues. BKS believes that when employees are made to feel safe and valued, both physically and financially, a culture emerges that promotes hardiness, capacity and commitment: a Culture of Vitality™.

This Culture of Vitality is something BKS strives to achieve each and every day, and the wellness of their colleagues plays a huge role in its success. Over the next month, BKS is implementing a fun wellness challenge to spark or to reignite colleagues’ interest in a healthy lifestyle.  The BKS Tour de France is an activity challenge for BKS colleagues designed to run during the 23 days of the actual Tour (June 29-July 21, 2013). Each participating colleague is urged to wear a pedometer and track their steps (or the exercise equivalent of steps) during this period. Colleagues will be divided into teams for competition and encouragement.  This challenge not only generates lighthearted fun, but provides an opportunity to raise awareness  by simply moving each day. BKS believes that by giving their colleagues tools to help them live a more balanced lifestyle, they maintain a more productive, happy and overall positive work environment—A Culture of Vitality.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16: NETWORKING BREAKFAST FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS ENTHUSIASTS

July 4th, 2013

Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Coalition in partnership with the University of Tampa Center for Ethics Invites you to join Sustainable Business Leaders at a Networking Breakfast Friday, August 16 from 7:30 am to 9 am at the Roosevelt 2.0  “A Creative Urban Renewal Space Where Produce Grows on Walls” located at 1812 N. 15th St. in Ybor City

Do not miss this stimulating opportunity to connect with others who are engaged in People, Planet and Profit practices to strengthen the triple bottom line economy in this region.

$10. To register Click here http://tinyurl.com/mfnrxm3

For more information, please contact Jan@earthcharterus.org;