Director of Environmental Management and Business Institute John Arendt and Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Cofrin School of Business) brought a group of students to the 12th annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. This year, the conference was hosted at the Potawatomi Event Center in Milwaukee and sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP). The theme of the event was “Evolving Sustainability.” Students in attendance were (back row) Matthew Schellinger, Ryan Curtice, Carly Flunker, Andrew Willems, Matthew Pawlowski, (Gurtu and Arendt) and (front row) Kelsey Gosse, Katie Bruni and Kirby Katers.
Every year, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council brings businesses from around the state together to learn from each other. The first conference was held back in December of 2008 and has become an annual event ever since. The conference features business practitioners sharing their strategies, their tools and their experiences to help move Wisconsin Businesses forward in sustainability. UW-Green Bay students had the opportunity to identify and hear about Wisconsin companies engaged in sustainable business practices and to network with company leaders.