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).


2014 SBA Recognizes, Inspires and Challenges

The sixth Annual Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) celebrated the sustainability success of seven Tampa Bay area businesses. Recognized for practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community, their accomplishments inspire others. “I’ve paid great attention to the winners’ practices today and plan to adopt some of these strategies in my own company,” remarked Lorna Taylor, CEO of Premier Eye Care, who attended the event and was the recipient of the Jan Roberts Sustainable Business Patron Award. 
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With almost 200 guests in attendance, the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay in partnership with The University of Tampa (UT) Center for Ethics recognized the following SBA winners: The Refinery, Triad Cleaning Solutions, Advanced Healthcare Partners, Bayshore Solutions, Elutions, Suncoast Food Alliance and Landmarc Contracting.

UT MBA students, under the guidance of faculty at the Sykes College of Business, conduct the evaluation and selection of award winners. Criteria is based on the Global Reporting Initiative, which is the international gold standard for the measurement of sustainable business. “This is a great partnership and an outstanding opportunity for our students to become familiar with companies and sustainable practices in the Tampa Bay business community. 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. 

To read more about the event and winners, see The Sustany Foundation blog.

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 2014 Sustainable Business Award Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Eco-Leader – $3,000

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Planet Protector – $1,500

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Good Earth Friend – $1,000

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Sustainability Innovator – $500

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