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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).

 
 

Sustainable Business Coalition Events

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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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.

SBARegister  SBASponsor 

Earth Charter Fest

June 26th, 2013

A fantastic celebration of the Earth Charter!

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Earth Charter Fest is a three day festival from November 1 to 3 with exhibitions, concerts, films and banquets to “Celebrate & Promote the Wellbeing of People & the Planet through Conviviality, Arts & Culture”. Fest activities reflect the Earth Charter principles for Respect for Nature, Human Rights, Economic Justice and a Culture of Peace.

Participating venues include Museum of Science & Industry, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Theatre, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Julian Lane Riverfront Park, WEDU Television Broadcast Studio, and Café Hey.

2013 Sustainable Business Awards

March 13th, 2013

logo sba 2013 Over 200 Tampa Bay business and community leaders celebrated this year’s thirteen outstanding companies that were recognized for sustainable business practices at the Fifth Annual Earth Charter US (ECUS) Sustainable Business Awards luncheon held at the University of Tampa on April 12th. See More

 

The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) recognize local for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay area engaged in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment, employees and community. A sustainable business focuses on the well being of people, planet and profit and contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay. Award criteria and business evaluation is accomplished by UT MBA students under the guidance of Sykes College of Business faculty.

SBA winners are businesses that make sustainable choices for their community, employees, health of our planet and the long-term stability and profitability of their businesses. They are inspiring, and they make a difference! 2008-2012 SBA Winners

Earth Charter US Website Wins Award

June 1st, 2012

Interactive Media Awards names Earth Charter US (ECUS) website a winner in outstanding achievement category. ECUS, a non-profit, utilizes its website to educate the public, engage visitors and generate donations, which fund its operations. With the development of the new website, ECUS will create content to promote Sustainable Business Coalition member businesses, increase nominees and sponsors for the annual Sustainable Business Awards and expand the Earth Charter Children, Youth and Parenting Program to more children.

Press Release 2012 Web Award

The Power of Sustainability – The Power of Your Brand

March 7th, 2012

ECUS Sustainable Business Coalition and Walker Brands invite you to learn more about “The Power of Sustainability-The Power of Your Brand” and tour the innovative “Gold” LEED-Certified Walker Brands office.
Learn how telling and promoting your story of sustainability helps you connect to your customers and elevates the power of your brand.

Companies frequently focus on their core business such as accounting, technology, or architecture when marketing or promoting their brand. Sustainable business practices benefit People, Planet, Profit, AND your Brand!

 

Wednesday, April 4th, 5:30-7:00PM

Walker Brands

1810 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33606

Parking and entrance located at the rear of the building.
Wine and cheese will be served.
SBC Members complimentary Join Now, non-members $20

RSVP to Misann Ellmaker at misann@earthcharterus.org

What Made Walker Brands a 2010 SBA Winner?

Join the Sustainable Business Coalition Today

March 6th, 2012

The SBC represents some of the most creative minds in cutting edge sustainable business practices in Tampa Bay. If you value learning and growth, counsel from successful business peers and desire to improve your Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit, being a coalition member is a must. Read More

The University of Tampa Press Release

February 20th, 2012

The University of Tampa announces Sustainable Business Awards to be held at Vaughn Center Friday, February 24, 2012. Read More

Fundraiser at The Tampa Club

January 19th, 2012

Please join us on January 26th at The Tampa Club. 100% of your $5 entry fee will go to fund the good work of Earth Charter US. Event includes complimentary appetizers, great drink prices, networking and positively changing our world. Earth Charter US Fundraiser, The Tampa Club, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6-8PM, 101 E Kennedy Blvd, Suite 4200, Tampa, FL 33602.