University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management program manager and Forward, Sustainably podcast host, Amanda Goetsch, asks our guest Tom Eggert about the current sustainability outlook at state, national, and global levels, the evolution of sustainability in the private sector and academia, and the most innovative developments happening in sustainability today. The pair also examine the American Business Council’s “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation,” which extends commitments to customers, employees, suppliers, communities, environment and shareholders—a move toward stakeholder governance and sustainability for better businesses.
This episode’s featured guest, Tom Eggert, wears many hats within the wider sustainability community. He is the founder and emeritus executive director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, emeritus lecturer in sustainable business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, president of Wisconsin Microfinance, and former specialist of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green Tier Development.
Offering listeners a snapshot of the evolution of business sustainability, updates on where the industry is headed, and key takeaways to integrate sustainability into careers and individual lifestyles, the inaugural episode of Forward, Sustainably is sure to get important conversations started.
Listen to the first episode here:
Recording Date: August 22, 2019
Published: September 19, 2019
University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Recording Studio